Inventing new combinations for smoothie bowls (then posting the photos to prove it) has certainly become a thing, and for good reason: You can pack as many fruits, vegetables, and other healthful ingredients (seeds, nuts, protein-rich quinoa) into them as you like, and they’re tailor-made for toppings. Use our recipes as a starting point for your colorful creations.
Mixed Berry, Almond, and Chia-Seed Smoothie Bowl
Like the Mixed Berry smoothie bowl -- it's naturally sweet thanks to the berries. And you can make it year round because it uses frozen berries -- though you will need fresh for garnish if you're going to pin it!
Avocado, Cucumber, and Apple Smoothie Bowl
The most savory of our collection, this is a nourishing breakfast for those who don't like to start the day with sweet. It's also vegan.
Oat, Coconut, and Banana Smoothie Bowl
This is the smoothie bowl answer to hot oatmeal: it has the comforting heft of oats but here they're raw, pureed in a blender with other ingredients. Greek yogurt brings a creamy touch, while coconut water amps up the flavor of the toasted coconut topping -- and you can make it as sweet or not as you like by how much maple syrup you add.
Mango, Tangerine, and Yogurt Smoothie Bowl
Inspired by the mango lassi, this smoothie bowl satisfies a sweet tooth yet isn't too overly sweet. Mango brings natural sweetness and creaminess. Cardamom is perfect in a lassi and also just right in this bowl. OK, I admit I'm obsessed with cardamom. And don't miss the crunchy quinoa granola, made with yes, quinoa but also oats, sunflower seeds and coconut oil. The recipe makes more than you'll need for one or two smoothie bowls. The rest will go fast atop yogurt or for snacking.
Watch how to make almond milk, an essential ingredient in many delicious smoothie bowls (including our Mixed Berry):