A smoothie bowl is what it sounds like: A smoothie in a bowl. But it’s got much to offer, serving as an actual meal, a nutrient-dense snack, or a post-workout fortifier. A few customizable key ingredients and toppings round out these bowls to make them taste as good as they look, and trust us: You’ll want to share the finished product on Instagram. Here are three of our favorites.
Your smoothie-bowl toppings can be tailor-made to your taste. If you like the sweetness of fresh fruit, try berries, pineapple chunks, slices of apple or pear, or cubes of watermelon. Nuts work wonders, as do shredded coconut, chia seeds, cacao nibs, dried fruit, or dark chocolate chunks. Your only limits are your pantry and your imagination.
If you’re a fan of foods that taste good, look good, and make you feel good, this bowl is for you. But first, you need to ensure that you’ve got a perfectly ripe avocado to do the job. Look for a dark green or almost black avocado with bumpy skin that yields to gentle pressure. For visual cues of avocado ripeness, you can watch this video.
To make the green smoothie bowl, take half a ripe, peeled, pitted, and sliced Avocado From Mexico and put it in a blender. Add a small bunch of washed and dried kale, spinach, and parsley. Sweeten the deal with half a mango, your choice of nut or dairy milk, a cup of crushed ice, and a teaspoon of Spirulina. Blend until creamy. If you’d like it sweeter, add agave or maple syrup. Top as you like.
With half an avocado left, here’s how to store this fruit: Place your exposed-side down into a small bowl of water and refrigerate. (Here are a few other ideas to keep your halved avocado fresh.)
For this beauty, take two peeled, pitted, and diced Avocados From Mexico, one peeled and sliced kiwi and apple, and 10 ounces of almond milk and honey. Put all those ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings.
This one’s a cinch: one avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced, one 20-ounce can of pineapple chunks in their juice, and two cups of ice, all blended until smooth. Garnish to your liking and dig in.