I still want my breakfast to look pretty even though I’m going to devour it in what feels like 2 seconds. Smoothie bowls are a great for a healthy breakfast or snack while also allowing you to be creative in what you put in and on top of it. All you need is a blender and whatever ingredients you want to put in your bowl.

I’m on the go every morning, so I need a breakfast that is fast, easy, and delicious. I’m not a picky eater, and love to experiment with different smoothie combinations.

The Base.

For the smoothie base, I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk (it has more flavor and is thicker than “original”), and a frozen banana and almond butter (or any type of nut butter) to ensure the smoothie will have a thick consistency. You can also use dates or avocados to create a creamy texture, and use any type of milk or yogurt instead of almond milk.

The Flavor.

Then I throw in whatever frozen fruit I have, like raspberries, strawberries, mango, or cherries. I like to freeze my fruit because it lasts longer, and sometimes I’ll forget about fresh foods that I have in the fridge. Frozen fruit also makes for a colder and yummier drink. I usually stick to fruits, but there are a million smoothie recipes that use vegetables that are so tasty, and you can’t even taste the veggies. Grocery stores sell superfood powders, like açaí, matcha, and goji, that you can buy and use with or in place of fruit.

The Toppings.

Now you get to go crazy with the toppings. You can load up your smoothie bowl with endless options of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, fresh fruit. Use whatever your heart desires. I like to go to the bin area of the grocery store and pick out a few items for toppings, like toasted hazelnuts, shredded coconut, and granola, to sprinkle on top of my bowls. You can even make sauces, using tahini or nut butters, to drizzle on top, or just use some honey. To add a kick to your bowl, add spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or even cayenne.

So, if you’re feeling creative or want something on the sweeter side, grab a blender and get to work on your smoothie bowl masterpiece.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie with Chia Seeds and Shredded Coconut

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minutes
  • Total Time:6 minutes
  • Servings:1 smoothie bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 strawberry (for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Blend frozen banana, almond milk, frozen strawberries, and almond butter together until smooth.

Step 2

Cut and peel strawberry and kiwi.

Step 3

Top with strawberry, kiwi, chia seeds, and coconut.

Raspberry Smoothie with Shredded Coconut and Cacao Nibs

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:4 minutes
  • Servings:1 smoothie bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 handful raspberries (for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Blend frozen banana, almond milk, almond butter, and frozen raspberries together until smooth.

Step 2

Top with raspberries, cacao nibs, and coconut.

Banana Smoothie with Blueberries, Goji Berries, and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:4 minutes
  • Servings:1 smoothie bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Blend banana, almond milk, and almond butter together until smooth.

Step 2

Top with blueberries, goji berries, and chocolate hazelnut butter.

Chia Pudding with Berries, Coconut, and Cacao Nibs

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1 pudding bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Mix almond milk, chia seeds, honey, and cinnamon together in a bowl and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

#SpoonTip: When I get a little tired of smoothie bowls, I make a chia pudding bowl, which is just a tasty and easy to make.

Step 2

Before eating, top with raspberries, blackberries, coconut, and cacao nibs.

Açaí Smoothie with Blackberries, Coconut, Pepitas, and Cacao Nibs

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:4 minutes
  • Servings:1 smoothie bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon açaí powder
  • 1/4 cup frozen blackberries (for smoothie base)
  • 1/4 cup frozen blackberries (for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Blend banana, almond milk, almond butter, açaí powder, and blackberries together until smooth.

Step 2

Top with more blackberries, pepitas, coconut, and cacao nibs.

Green Avocado and Spinach Smoothie with Blueberries, Chia Seeds, and Almonds

  • Prep Time:4 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1 smoothie bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1-2 handfuls spinach
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (for smoothie base)
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Blend banana, almond milk, spinach, and avocado together until smooth.

Step 2

Top with blueberries, chia seeds, and almonds.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Red Berries, Granola, Pomegranate, and Cacao Nibs

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:4 minutes
  • Servings:1 smoothie bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon granola
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Blend banana, almond milk, almond butter, and cocoa powder together until smooth.

Step 2

Cut strawberries.

Step 3

Top with strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs, and granola.

Blackberry and Raspberry Smoothie with Chia Seeds, Coconut, and Pepitas

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:4 minutes
  • Servings:1 smoothie bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/8 cup frozen raspberries (for smoothie base)
  • 1/8 cup frozen raspberries (for topping)
  • 1/8 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
Photo by Diana Davis
Photo by Diana Davis

Step 1

Blend banana, almond milk, almond butter, raspberries and blackberries together until smooth.

Step 2

Top with raspberries, pepitas, chia seeds, and coconut.