Turn that sippable morning smoothie into a spoonable breakfast smoothie bowl! You’ve probably seen the vibrant, purple acai bowls all over the internet, and this is a similar concept. Just as quick and easy to make as a smoothie, but you get to enjoy a heartier, more satisfying meal.
And, serving your smoothie in a bowl means there’s room for all kinds of toppings—and everything is more fun with toppings. It’s like eating a fresh, fruity bowl of cereal, except it’s grain-free and dairy-free!
I LOVE the tangy, tropical fruits paired with creamy coconut milk in this breakfast smoothie bowl. Plus, the fruit is so naturally sweet that you don’t even need to add any sweetener!
Frozen Fruit for Maximum Creaminess AND Nourishment
Instead of fresh fruit, use frozen fruit to create a thicker, creamier texture in your smoothie mixture. Remember, you want your smoothie mixture thick enough to eat with a spoon!
The combination of frozen mango, frozen peaches, and a frozen banana really make this breakfast smoothie bowl more like a luscious DESSERT sorbet! You could also use fresh fruit and add ice cubes to thicken up your smoothie, or buy some fresh fruit and freeze it yourself.
Fresh fruit can be incredibly juicy and sweet, especially when it’s in season. But, don’t knock frozen fruit until you’ve tried it! Many people don’t know that frozen fruit is just as healthy and nutritious as fresh fruit.
The fruit is frozen at its peak time of freshness, which means that all of the fruits’ juicy flavors AND wholesome nutrients get locked in during the flash-freezing process. Plus, frozen fruit is almost always cheaper than fresh fruit, and you can store it in your freezer for months without it going bad.
Packing FUEL into your Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
I like to add a bit of full-fat coconut milk to maximize the creaminess in this breakfast smoothie bowl. And, it contains satiating fats and energizing MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) to give me a morning boost!
MCTs are a specific type of fat found in coconut oil. Unlike other fats (like long-chain triglycerides), the body metabolizes MCTs quickly and uses them for energy, so they’re less likely to be stored in the body as fat!
Personally, I’m a big fan of smoothies, but I don’t always want to SIP on my breakfast… I want to EAT something! Do you know what I mean?!
Even though I always load up my smoothies with all sorts of wholesome ingredients, sometimes I just don’t feel satisfied after finishing one. It’s like sipping on breakfast tricks my brain into thinking I haven’t eaten breakfast.
From Sips to Spoons
If you know what I mean, or if you’ve just gotten tired of the same old smoothie routine, it’s high time that you give a breakfast smoothie bowl a try! Just blend up your smoothie ingredients, pour into a bowl, and get creative with tasty toppings.
I like to keep my breakfast smoothie bowl fuel-filled with toppings like fresh fruit, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut shreds, and chopped nuts for a bit of crunch. There are SO many possiBOWLities to explore!