Healthy smoothie bowls are a fun way to eat lots of produce. Garnish these thick smoothies with your favorite toppings for the ultimate healthy snack.
This time of year, I crave fruits and vegetables. After all the holiday indulgences, my body’s ready for something better. I’m partnering with Dole Packaged Foods to share one of my favorite ways to get back on track in the new year.
Smoothies are popular for getting lots of nutrients at once, but I don’t typically love smoothies on their own because my stomach wants something solid to work on. That’s where the bowl, along with the Dole Fruit ‘n Greens blend, comes in.
These healthy smoothie bowls are full of fruit flavor, including mango, apple, pineapple, and banana. The spinach helps to make them even more nutritious. By making a thicker smoothie and topping it with coconut and whole fruit, I can get a full snack out of my smoothie rather than just a drink.
Healthy Smoothie Bowl Tips
Flavors: The key is to have a variety of fruits and vegetables, plus some flaked coconut or chopped nuts on top. I like to use the Dole Fruit and Veggie Blends so I can quickly grab the right combo from my freezer.
Texture: A smoothie bowl needs to be a little thicker than a regular smoothie so the toppings don’t sink to the bottom. Sometimes a few ice cubes are needed to thicken it up, but it might be thick enough just using the frozen fruit. For a bowl, I generally do a ratio of 1 cup coconut milk to 2 cups frozen fruit and vegetables. (For a regular smoothie, a 1 to 1 ratio is typical.)
Making Adjustments: If the mixture is too thick for your blender to work properly, add a little extra coconut milk. If it comes out thinner than you’d like, you can add an extra ice cube or a little more frozen fruit. This isn’t an exact science, and different blenders will yield slightly different results.
Watch this short video to see how easy it is to make your own smoothie bowls:
Healthy Smoothie Bowls
- Pour the coconut milk into a high-powered blender. Add the frozen Fruit ‘n Greens and the ice cubes. Process until smooth.
- Divide the smoothie into 2 bowls. Top with oranges, grapefruit, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, and coconut. Serve immediately.
Healthy Smoothie Bowls Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $3.64 to make, or $1.82 per hearty serving (1 cup smoothie plus toppings). Try this healthy smoothie bowl to get your eating back on track after a season of indulging.
Note: This post is sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods. All opinions are my own.