12 Drool-Worthy (And Healthy!) Smoothie Bowl Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // August 8, 2023

Smoothie bowl recipes are all the rage right now—and for all of the right reasons!

Kicking off your morning with a healthy smoothie bowl full of fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds provides you with enough energy to tackle anything the day might throw at you.

Think of smoothie bowls as the smoothie’s heartier big sister. Ingredients such as nut butters, avocados, and bananas add creaminess and thickness, while grains, nuts, and seeds sprinkled on top add crunchiness and heaps of omega-3s, fiber, and vitamins.

Plus, smoothie bowl recipes are super easy to make and even easier to drool over!

How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

While recipes may vary, making a smoothie bowl is pretty simple! The process usually consists of two main steps:

  1. Combine all your smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix together. The consistency can be a little thicker than a regular smoothie since you’ll be using a spoon instead of a straw!
  2. Add your toppings, which usually include a variety of fruits, veggies, granola, seeds, and nuts.

And voila—you have a filling and healthy smoothie bowl!

Tips for the Perfect Healthy Smoothie Bowl

To make the most of your smoothie bowl (and keep it healthy!), we have a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Don’t skimp on the good stuff: Top your smoothie bowl with plenty of healthy fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and/or grains for a nutritious boost!
  • Watch your added sugar intake: Try to stay away from white and brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses, fruit juice, and ingredients ending in “ose,” such as fructose, dextrose, and maltose. To build your smoothie bowl base, opt for ingredients such as unsweetened yogurt, protein powders, milk, whole fruits and veggies, and greens like spinach and kale.
  • Limit your portion size: It’s important not to overdo it! While many smoothie bowls offer plenty of healthy benefits, huge portions can pack a ton of calories.
  • Take it slow: Smoothies are delicious, but you probably suck them down in a few quick minutes, right? That’s why smoothie bowls are so great! You consume them much slower, giving you more time to savor each ingredient without upsetting your stomach.

Now that you know how to make a smoothie bowl and the best tips for keeping it healthy, we’ve rounded up our favorite smoothie bowl recipes for a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or lunch!

12 Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes to Try

Here are 12 delicious and healthy smoothie bowl recipes to try ASAP:

1. Classic Acai Bowl

A purple acai smoothie bowl topped with strawberries, kiwi, bananas, coconut chips, blueberries, and granola.
Photo Credit: The Pig and Quill

Acai is an antioxidant-loaded, grape-like berry from South America that has taken the U.S. health food market by storm. Acai bowls—smoothie bowls featuring acai—have also become extremely popular.

This smoothie bowl recipe from The Pig and Quill is a classic that includes, among other ingredients, acai, bananas, blueberries, sliced kiwi, granola, and coconut chips for toppings. Yum!

2. Tropical Detox Smoothie Bowl

The yellow tropical detox smoothie bowl topped with raspberries, blueberries, coconut flakes, and chia seeds.
Photo Credit: Get Healthy U

Dive into this wonderful smoothie bowl of tropical bliss from our Get Healthy U kitchen!

Pineapple and lemon both have detoxifying properties and add a refreshing element to this bowl. Top with chia seeds, berries, coconut flakes, and nuts for some crunch!

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

The brown carob powder smoothie bowl topped with bananas and seeds.

This “chocolate” smoothie bowl from Del’s Cooking Twist actually uses carob powder, but you can sub unsweetened cocoa powder for a less bitter, more traditional chocolatey taste.

Made with almond milk, peanut butter, and dates, this smoothie bowl couldn’t be simpler to make!

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4. Mango Tango Smoothie Bowl

The mango tango smoothie bowl topped with bananas, pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, and chia seeds.
Photo Credit: Eazy Peazy Mealz

This smoothie bowl has a super secret protein-packed ingredient: tofu! You may think it sounds weird, but tofu is a great way to add protein to anything, and it’s tasteless.

This recipe from Eazy Peazy Mealz includes mangos and is topped with a variety of tropical fruits and berries for a refreshing treat.

5. Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

The mocha banana protein smoothie bowl topped with bananas, granola, carob chips, nuts, and chia seeds.
Photo Credit: Ambitious Kitchen

Tired of the traditional cup of joe? This smoothie bowl from Ambitious Kitchen blends instant coffee with banana, spinach, and chocolate almond milk for an innovative, healthy way to get your daily dose of caffeine.

Top it with carob chips, almond butter, and low-fat granola for a nutty crunch!

6. Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowl

The red inner goddess raspberry breakfast smoothie bowl topped with granola, bananas, chia seeds, and honey.
Photo Credit: Pinch Of Yum

This mango raspberry smoothie bowl of goodness from Pinch of Yum, with nearly half of your daily value of fiber, has everything you could ever want in a breakfast.

Packed with superfoods like flax and chia and topped with delicious coconut oil granola, this bowl will certainly leave your stomach and your taste buds satisfied!

Related: 13 Low-Calorie Breakfast Ideas (Only 300 Calories!)

7. Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

The chia seed breasfast smoothie bowl topped with kiwi, pineapple, and bananas.
Photo Credit: Begin Within Nutrition

Chia seeds are tiny powerful seeds bursting with seemingly impossible amounts of omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber. Plus, they make for a delicious breakfast bowl.

This simple recipe calls for chia seeds, any variety of milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Very yummy and very filling!

8. Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

The blackberry coconut smoothie bowl topped with blackberries, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds.
Photo Credit: Hello Glow

Want to get your greens in this morning but not a huge fan of the earthy taste? This delicious smoothie bowl from Hello Glow, in which the bitter taste of spinach is masked by the delicious berry and coconut flavors, is a perfect way to do so.

Sprinkle with pumpkin and chia seeds for an extra boost!

9. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

The purple dragon fruit smoothie bowl topped with granola, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, kiwi, and pineapple.
Photo Credit: Keepin’ It Kind

The brightest, most photogenic smoothie bowl on this list by far! Dragon fruit, or pitaya, has a vibrant color and a tropical flavor that blends well with the mango, kiwi, and pineapple in this awesome smoothie bowl from Keepin’ It Kind.

Spinach is hidden among the other sweet flavors and then topped beautifully with granola and fresh fruit in true smoothie bowl fashion.

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10. Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa Smoothie Bowl

The blueberry almond breakfast quinoa smoothie bowl topped with quinoa, blueberries, and seeds.
Photo Credit: Food Faith Fitness

Instead of using standard granola as its grain, this smoothie bowl from Food Faith Fitness gets creative and opts for a healthier superfood—quinoa!

It’s a super easy recipe with very few ingredients, including blueberries and honey-sweetened almond milk.

11. Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl

The peach pie smoothie bowl topped with sliced peaches, granola, and toasted almonds.
Photo Credit: Recipe Runner

Living up to its name, this smoothie bowl from Recipe Runner allows you to enjoy the flavors of peach pie sans guilt!

This bowl is super creamy, with a base of almond butter, peaches, non-fat Greek yogurt, and your choice of milk, and is topped with granola, toasted almond, and of course, peaches!

12. Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl

The green smoothie bowl topped with blueberries, shaved cocounut, nuts, and seeds.
Photo Credit: Get Healthy U

Don’t let the green color of this smoothie bowl scare you away!

The color comes from superfood powders, but the banana, greek yogurt, and pineapple mask the powdery taste, giving you a truly gorgeous and super nutritious green smoothie bowl from our Get Healthy U kitchen.

Want more smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes? Download my e-book, 6-Minute Smoothies, to find a smoothie or smoothie bowl for your every mood!

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