If you want to make a delicious healthy smoothie bowl that’s the right consistency every time, you’ve come to the right place. It can be so frustrating when you are trying to create that aesthetic, Pinterest-Esque smoothie bowl, and it turns into a liquidy mess! Don’t worry; we’re here to give you all the tips you need to make a picture-perfect smoothie bowl that tastes as good as it looks.
Don’t use too much liquid!
Using more than a tablespoon of liquid will drastically change the consistency of your smoothie bowl!
If you want to add more, we recommend keeping it frozen so that it remains thick.
Always freeze your ingredients!
Again, no matter what you use, always make sure it has been in the freezer for at least 8 hours before you start blending! It can make all the difference when it comes to your smoothie bowl.
Use the right blender!
You might be using a blender that’s just not working correctly. A bad blender will take longer to combine your ingredients, and they will start to melt as they are in the blender, making it hard to get an extra thick consistency. If your blender is on the dull side, chop up your ingredients before you freeze them to help them blend more easily. Also, make sure you add your liquid ingredients first and then your frozen ingredients.
Another option can be to use a food processor, which is sometimes a quicker and more effective way to get an extra creamy smoothie bowl.
Add in some protein!
Protein powder can give extra flavor to your smoothie bowl and give it a thicker consistency. It’s also a great way to make your bowl more nutritious and satisfying! We recommend trying IdealFit Protein, which is macro-friendly, low carb, and has a ton of delicious flavors. Check them out here!
Add xanthan gum!
This ingredient can be a huge game-changer when it comes to your smoothie bowl. It's a thickening agent that will help you get a creamy texture. A little goes a long way, so be careful not to use too much!
Okay, so now that you have the tips you need to make the perfect smoothie bowl, it's time to put them to use. Check out these delicious recipes using IdealFit Protein. They're the perfect healthy dessert substitute or tasty breakfast!
Tropical Coconut Smoothie Bowl With Dark Chocolate Shell
1 cup frozen coconut yogurt
1 scoop IdealFit Tropical Mango Clear Vegan Protein
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp coconut milk
Chocolate Shell *optional*
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
1 tbsp Coconut flakes
1. Blend all ingredients together for the smoothie bowl.
2. Mix together the chocolate shell ingredients. Pour over the smoothie bowl and place in the freezer until fully hardened. Enjoy!
Cookies ‘N Cream Smoothie Bowl
2 Frozen Bananas
1 scoop IdealFit Cookies ‘N Cream Protein 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 1 tbsp almond milk *Optional* 1 tbsp Chocolate Chips
1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
Chunky Monkey Smoothie Bowl
Nice Cream (Serves 2)
4 frozen bananas
1/3 cup coconut milk
2 scoops Vanilla IdealFit Protein
4 tbsp chocolate chips
2 tbsp Walnuts
Chocolate Mug Cake (for topping):
1/4 cup oat flour
1 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa powder
1 tbsp Peanut Butter (melted) or Coconut butter
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda INSTRUCTIONS
1.Mix ingredients for Chocolate Mug cake in a microwave-safe glass and heat for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Set aside 4 tbsp for toppings and save the rest.
2. Blend all of the nice-cream ingredients, add toppings, and enjoy!
Blue Smoothie Bowl
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp blue spirulina
1/4 cup coconut yogurt
1/4 cup coconut milk
1. Blend ingredients. Add toppings, and enjoy!
Tropical Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup frozen Dragon Fruit
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp flaxseed
1/3 cup frozen banana
3 tbsp coconut milk
1. Blend together ingredients. Add the toppings, and enjoy!
How tasty do these smoothie bowls look? The best part is that they are full of nutrients and packed with protein. If you want to take a look at any of the protein flavors used in these recipes, be sure to check out IdealFit!