Easy Homemade Smoothie Bowls

A recent food trend has been acai bowls or smoothie bowls.  They are super yummy and filling.  Most often they are also packed with vitamins and minerals and very heart-healthy.  The place that is close to my house is one of my most favorite places to treat myself to…but, one bowl is $9 and for that much, I can make my whole family their own smoothie bowls at home.  While it is super convenient to have someone else make one for you, I do enjoy creating them at home where I can control the ingredients.

The key to smoothie bowls is to make sure the thickness of the puree is just right.  Instead of using ice cubes, I prefer to use frozen fruit bits and/or frozen cubes of almond milk or no sugar added veggie juice.  When I make regular smoothies I do equal parts liquid and fresh vegetables, usually baby spinach or shredded carrots, and then add the fruit.  But with smoothie bowls, I like to use vegetable juice so there aren’t any tiny bits of spinach leaves or chunks of carrots.

The possibilities with smoothie bowls are endless.  I love layering the textures of the smoothie, then a layer of granola and topping it with fresh fruit chunks and a drizzle of honey.  Adding in other toppings like shredded coconut, almonds or macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds…all are super yummy and give a variety of textures.

Smoothie Bowls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 317 kcal


  • blender


  • 5 cups frozen fruit tropical blend is my favorite
  • 1 cup unsweetened naked juice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large bananas
  • 5 large strawberries
  • 2 cups flax seed granola
  • 1 Tbsp honey


  • Add the juice, almond milk, frozen fruit and 1 banana in a bender.  Blend on high until smooth.  Pour into a bowl, top with granola, sliced strawberries, and bananas, and add a drizzle of honey.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 110mgPotassium: 665mgFiber: 9gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 132mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fruit, smoothie
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This is the perfect dish for those who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and if you omit the granola and honey drizzle it is Whole 30 compliant as well.  Since there is no added sugar, it is heart-healthy and diabetic friendly.  The nutrition facts include the granola, but not the honey.  All of the sugar grams are natural sugars from the fruit.

Do you have a go-to recipe for smoothies or smoothie bowls?  Hope y’all are having an amazing week.

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