3 Simple Smoothie Bowl Recipes

how to make a smoothie bowl

The change in season has really made us crave fresh, tasty and colourful smoothie bowls. Not only do they provide you with a bomb of vitamins, they also make for a great Instagram post and act as an entertaining and tasty hobby if you are into photography and food styling. Here at TSE, we want to keep you entertained and healthy. So check out these seriously scrumptious smoothie recipes. Join in the lock down fun, hashtag ‘TSEsmoothiebowlchallenge’ and the lucky winner will receive some of our favourite Form protein, we can't wait to see your smoothie bowls, get creative! 

Smoothie vs. smoothie bowl - what is the difference?

You may be wondering what the difference is between drinking your smoothie from a glass and eating your smoothie with a spoon from a fancy blogger bowl. A smoothie bowl simply allows you to add a variety of toppings, from chia seeds to flax seeds, goji berries to prunes, you can add an abundance to your bowl! 

Smoothie bowls are also meant to be enjoyed and savoured, not instantly gulped like your normal smoothie. They are considered more of a meal, decorated with toppings supported by their dense texture.  A breakfast or brunch go-to at any health cafe, they are the perfect option to choose whilst having that long brunch catch up with the girls. Smoothie bowls also make for a great post workout fuel-up, that can be enjoyed whilst your body experiences that tranquility you get after a good gym session. And now, smoothie bowls are the perfect lockdown activity, something innovative, colourful and fulfilling. 

form nutrition smoothie bowl

Are smoothie bowls healthy?

Smoothie bowls can pack a bunch of vitamins and minerals whilst being fun at the same time. They are a quick way to get your 5 a day, easy to digest and are extremely satisfying. If you aren't one who enjoys your fruit, smoothie bowls can be a great way to ensure you are getting enough fruits. Simply blend and blitz them with your favourite milks, yoghurts, nut butters, or protein powders. This way, it doesn't feel like you are only eating fruits, but, you are indulging in a bowl full of flavour and nutritional goodness, so try it out!

It is also worth noting that smoothie bowls have the potential to be rather high in sugar depending on the ingredients you opt to use, so try to bear that in mind!

Top tips for making a nutritious smoothie bowl

Form protein is a great addition to your mix. It makes a nice alternative to a simple protein shake! Not only will it pack your bowl with protein, the variety of flavours available at TSE can add some exciting flavours and fragrances to your smoothie bowl recipe! From tiramisu to chocolate peanut, toffee to vanilla, we have you covered, it’s time to get experimental with your bowl and up your breakfast goals!

Smoothie bowls can be made even healthier by incorporating different superfood powders. Try adding maca, lucuma or baobab, to your bow. Not only do these powders add an almost candied or zesty twang to your recipe, they have an extensive list of benefits, from reducing blood pressure to boosting your mood, the question is, why aren’t you throwing them into your bowl?

Here are a few to tips to mix up your bowl game: 

  1. Blitz in some spinach or kale to boost your daily greens intake

  2. Add a nut butter of your choice for that extra creaminess (and energy boost!)

  3. Use frozen fruit to add thickness, it’s handy to always have in the freezer and has a great sell-by in comparison to fresh fruit 

  4. Add in your favourite superfood powders such as maca and lucuma to give an extra health kick

  5. Use fruit and veg that is going out of date, use up what've you got

  6. Add your favourite protein powder to give that extra pre/post workout boost

  7. Where dairy products have been used in smoothie bowl recipes, feel free to swap for dairy-free alternatives

  8. If you want a more dense consistency, use greek yoghurt instead of milk or water, or add chia seeds

      Smoothie bowls are an easy way to boost your daily vitamin count. We’ve put together three simple, yet delicious combos to satisfy every foodie’s appetite. Whether you are into your 5-a-day or not, by creating exciting and enticing smoothie bowls, you won’t be able to resist, you'll be sure to be feeling better from the inside out in no time!

      strawberry smoothie bowl

      PB and J 

      Bowl ingredients:

      • 1 Banana
      • 4 strawberries 
      • 1 handful of raspberries
      • 1 teaspoon Peanut butter
      • 1/2 cup Oats 
      • 1/2 cup oat milk or water
      • 1 teaspoon maca powder

      Toppings: 

      • Chia seeds
      • Strawberries
      • Banana
      • Pollen

      Method:

      1. Place all bowl ingredients into a blender, blitz until you achieve a smooth consistency.

      2. Pour the mix into your favourite bowl

      3. Decorate with the toppings, get as creative as you like and enjoy!

        green smoothie bowl

        Apple Danish 

        Bowl ingredients: 

        • 1 Apple
        • 1 generous handful of spinach
        • 1 Avocado
        • 3 tablespoons yoghurt 
        • 1/3 cup milk or water 
        • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

        Toppings:

        • Grapes 
        • Goji
        • Almond

        Method:

        1. Place all bowl ingredients into a blender, blitz until you achieve a smooth consistency.

        2. Pour the mix into your favourite bowl

        3. Decorate with the toppings, get as creative as you like and enjoy!

          tiramisu smoothie bowl recipe

          Tiramisu

          Bowl ingredients:

          • 2 scoops Form tiramisu protein powder
          • 1 Banana
          • 1 cup blueberries
          • 1/2 cup oats
          • 3 tablespoons greek yoghurt (or dairy free alternative)
          • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (if you need an extra caffeine punch)

          Toppings:

          • Blueberries
          • Cocoa nibs or grated chocolate (why not grate up some leftover easter eggs!)

          Method:

          1. Place all bowl ingredients into a blender, blitz until you achieve a smooth consistency.

          2. Pour the mix into your favourite bowl

          3. Decorate with the toppings, get as creative as you like and enjoy!

            Conclusion

            With clean ingredients like fruits and your favourite protein mix, you can whip together smoothie bowls that are tasty and good for you. Why not take some time to try out one our favourite recipes, or create one of your own? If you try a smoothie bowl at home, be sure to take @sporsteditteam and ‘TSEsmoothiebowlchallenge’ to be in with a chance to win award-winning Form protein. Happy blending!