Save Money By Blending Up a Beautiful Smoothie Bowl at Home
Love fresh fruit smoothies as a delicious treat?!
You’ve gotta try making simple smoothie bowls (similar to acai bowls) at home and add all the yummy nut and granola toppings, because they are the DELISH and easy to make!
My family loves smoothie and acai bowls, commonly featured at trendy food trucks and juice bars, but they can be pricey at $10-$15 per bowl. We decided to try making our own Instagram-worthy version at home and LOVED the result. The best part is you can customize everything per your own preference and include the fruit and toppings you enjoy.
- Use frozen fruit and go light on the liquid. Go light on the added liquid. The point of smoothie bowls is to be kinda thick like sorbet. To get this consistency, start with frozen fruit, and try to use as little liquid as possible. You can freeze fresh fruit first, or buy it already frozen in the store.
- Use a high-powered blender like Vitamix or a food processor for best results. Frozen fruit can be trickier to whip up, and I’ve successfully done it using either of those machines.
- Consider other frozen fruits! I love that this idea can be adapted to your family, and you can use lots of different frozen fruits such as pineapple, mango, raspberries, blueberries, etc. We also enjoy acai berry packets that can be found in the frozen fruit aisle.
- Check out the bulk food bins of your grocery store for toppings! You can buy small amounts of items like chia seeds, granola, nuts, or dried coconut if you don’t want to buy full packages of those items.
Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls
yield: 2 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 10 MINUTES
Creamy frozen fruit with your choice of slice berries, nuts, and granola toppings.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen sliced bananas
- 1/4 cup juice or milk of choice
- any desired topping such as: nuts, dried coconut, sliced fruit, chia seeds, etc.
We are BERRY obsessed with DIY smoothie bowls!
I love all these beautiful fruit flavors and textures. It’s a feast for the eyes too, isn’t it? This could be a fun after school snack, breakfast, or special treat. You could make a green smoothie bowl and include spinach and avocado for a different variation.
What would you put in your smoothie bowl? Share with us in the comments!