SMOOTHIE & BOWL RECIPES

A FEW OF MY FAVORITES

Hi babes!! 

If you know me AT ALL, you know I absolutely love smoothies, smoothie bowls, açaí bowls, nice cream. . . ALL OF THE ABOVE! 

I thought I'd share some of my go-to "recipes" for my favorite smoothies and bowls. I put "recipes" in quotes because honestly, I don't usually --okay, ever-- measure my ingredients. . . So feel free to experiment with different amounts of each fruit, additive, etc. 

I hope you enjoy and love these as much as I do!


Before we get started. . . 

NOTES:

  • To make it a SMOOTHIE: Add more liquid. To make it a BOWL: Add less liquid.
    • SMOOTHIE: I add a dash of liquid to the mix and low pulse it, then continuously splash more liquid into the mix until it blends to my desired consistency!
    • BOWL: I usually try blending the mix without any liquid first. If you have a high-speed food processor, you can most likely get a nice consistency bowl using no liquid at all, or with just a splash of water or nut milk. If not, follow the steps for blending a smoothie, but try to use the least amount of liquid possible to avoid over-blending and ending up with too thin of a consistency! 
  • To make it a SMOOTHIE: Blend all of the ingredients up!
  • To make it a BOWL: Feel free to blend all of the ingredients up, or simply blend the frozen fruits, liquid + additives (such as nut butter + spinach), then top with the seeds + granola, fresh fruit and raw honey! 
  • Instead of frozen banana, you can sub some or all for steamed and then frozen cauliflower. 
  • All nut butters are optional. I personally add nut butter to almost all of my smoothies and bowls because I love the consistency it creates! 
    • When buying nut butter, try to purchase one with a minimal number of ingredients. For example, go for a peanut butter with ingredients: peanuts and salt; Compared to one with ingredients: peanuts, cane sugar, cornstarch, palm oil, salt.
  • The same goes for matcha green tea powder. Try to purchase a powder with the only ingredient being 100% green tea leaf powder. Try to avoid powders that include added sugar or hydrogenated oils.
  • Tip: You can't really taste spinach in smoothies or bowls, so feel free to throw some in to get a little extra greens in! 

These smoothies are completely customizable. You can add or take away any ingredients you like or don't like! Experiment and see what works for you. 

Let's jump right in! 


BASIC BLUEBERRY BANANA 

  • about 1.5 frozen large bananas (see notes)
  • about 1 cup of frozen blueberries 
  • about 1-2 tablespoons of almond or peanut butter (see notes)
  • about 1 teaspoon of chia or flax seeds
  • about 1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
  • 1 handful of spinach 
  • almond or coconut milk (see notes)

 

BASIC STRAWBERRY BANANA

  • about 1.5 frozen large bananas (see notes)
  • about 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • about 1-2 tablespoons of almond or peanut butter (see notes)
  • about 1 teaspoon of chia or flax seeds
  • about 1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
  • 1 handful of spinach 
  • almond or coconut milk (see notes)

CHOCOLATE DELIGHT

  • about 2 frozen large bananas (see notes)
  • optional: about 1 cup of frozen strawberries or blueberries
  • about 1-2 tablespoons of almond or peanut butter (see notes)
  • about 1 teaspoon of maca powder
  • about 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • almond milk (see notes)

COCONUTTY ACAI  

  • about 2 cups of frozen blueberries
  • about 1 cup of frozen strawberries 
  • about 1 teaspoon of açaí powder or .5 packet of açaí puree 
  • about 1 tablespoon of almond or peanut butter (see notes)
  • about 1 teaspoon of chia or flax seeds
  • about 1 teaspoon of coconut flakes
  • coconut milk (see notes)

CREAMY GREENS

  • about 1.5 frozen bananas (see notes)
  • about 1 cup of frozen mango 
  • about 1 teaspoon of matcha powder (see notes)
  • about 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter (see notes)
  • 1 handful of kale 
  • optional: dash of cinnamon 
  • almond milk (see notes)

GINGER BLISS

  • about 1.5 cups of frozen mango
  • about 1.5 cups of frozen pineapple
  • optional: 1 handful of frozen strawberries 
  • 1 small handful of chopped ginger
  • about 1 teaspoon of flax seeds
  • coconut water (see notes)

GREEN TEA TROPICS

  • about 2 frozen bananas (see notes)
  • optional: about 1 cup of frozen mango
  • about 1 teaspoon of matcha powder (see notes)
  • 1 handful of kale 
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut flakes 
  • coconut water (see notes)

GREEN GODDESS

  • about 1.5 frozen large bananas (see notes)
  • about 1 cup of frozen blueberries or strawberries
  • about 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter (see notes)
  • about 1 teaspoon of maca powder
  • about 1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • almond milk (see notes)

ADDITIONAL TOPPING IDEAS for BOWLS:

  • high-quality granola
  • raw honey
  • fresh fruit
  • chopped nuts 
  • chopped dates
  • cacao nibs 
  • bee pollen
  • sunflower seeds
  • drizzled nut butter

Get creative! 


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My favorite brand for powders, seeds, and other additives: 

My favorite brand for granola:

These products are/contain high quality superfoods that do amazing things for your mind and body's health, so they can be a little bit pricier. Feel free to check out the above products on Thrive Market or Amazon, as they might sell certain items at a slightly lower price. 


Disclaimer: I have been creating and making smoothies and bowls for about four years, BUT I have gotten a lot of inspiration from cafe's and juice bars that I have visited and/or worked at! 

My favorite cafe's and juice bars (that a lot of these creations are inspired by):

 

If you try any of these recipes out, let me know! I'd absolutely love to see photos of your creations!

To connect, and for photos of these smoothies and bowls, plus updates on additional and new favorites, follow my instagram! Comment on my latest post if you like SMOOTHIES or BOWLS better!

 

LOTS OF LOVE,

LANIE LU