When is a good time to have a smoothie bowl? Anytime.
Are they just a simple as a smoothie in bowl? Yes. With one key difference. The amount of liquid you use. You create smoothie bowls by adding ¼ to ½ of a cup of liquid instead of 1 to 1½ cups. Another difference is all of the glorious toppings you can add once you transferred it to a bowl, such as crunchy granola and fresh fruit.
Ever attempted to make a vegan smoothie bowl but it wasn’t quite what you expected? We’ve been there and want to share our top hacks to make the best smoothie bowl ever.
Use Frozen Fruit
Skip fresh, frozen fruit will thicken your smoothie so you can eat it with a spoon.
Keep Liquids to a Minimum
Start with 2 tablespoons and gradually add more if you feel it isn’t coming together.
A High-Speed Blender is Best
Why? Because it’s quite powerful and will help you blend all ingredients up in no time without the fruit melting. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides once or twice.
Add Protein Powder
A plant-based protein powder will not only add plant-based protein, but also make the consistency rich and creamy.
Use Toppings with Different Textures
Creativity has no limits here. We love crunchy granola, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, chia seeds, creamy rich nut butters, chewy pieces of dried fruit, and some fresh pieces of fruit. But the options are endless.
Speaking of options, whether you’re in a mood to keep it super simple with only a few toppings or ready to create something fancy, there’s a smoothie bowl recipe for you. To get you started, we’re sharing our top three bowls.
1. The Aḉai Bowl
The Aḉai Bowl is a classic. Bring the feeling of Hawaiian sunsets and romantic walks on the beach to your patio with this creamy bowl of deliciousness.
2 frozen acai berry pack (unsweetened)
½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 serving Mixed Berry Vega One® All-in-One Shake
¼ cup orange juice
2. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Your love for this bowl will drag-on and on. Take a trip to Central America or Southeast Asia right from your couch with this Pitaya (Dragonfruit) Smoothie Bowl. Each spoon is an explosion of different flavours and textures in your mouth.
½ fresh dragon fruit (peeled)
½ frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup almond milk
1 serving French Vanilla Vega One® All-in-One Shake
3. Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Sundae Bar
Smoothie bowl parteeey! This Chocolate Smoothie Sundae Bar will steal the show every time. Everyone can let their creativity run loose and make it rain sprinkles and crunchy granola.
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 scoop Chocolate Vega One® All-in-One Shake
1/4 cup non-dairy beverage
Gluten- free granola
Shredded coconut flakes
Fresh or frozen sliced strawberries
Fresh sliced banana
Sprinkles, because why not?