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5 Delicious Green Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Get Your Greens In: 5 Creamy, Nutrient-Dense Smoothie Bowl Recipes


5 Delicious Green Smoothie Bowl Recipes

If you're looking for a nutritious and delicious way to start your day or refuel after a workout, green smoothie bowls are the perfect choice. These thick, creamy blends of fruits, vegetables, and other nourishing ingredients provide a burst of energy, fiber, antioxidants and more - all in one convenient bowl.


In this article, I'll share five tasty green smoothie bowl recipes that are not only healthy but easy to make at home. You'll learn what tools and staple ingredients you need, get tips for blending great smoothie bowls, plus find creative mix-in and topping ideas to suit any taste.


So whether you're new to smoothie bowls or want to add some new recipes to your rotation, you're sure to find some new favorites here.




 

Contents:


  • Things You'll Need

  • Tools Needed for Making Smoothie Bowls ◦ High-Speed Blenders ◦ Personal Blenders ◦ Immersion/Hand Blenders ◦ Other Helpful Tools

  • Staple Ingredients for Green Smoothie Bowls

  • Tips for Making Great Green Smoothie Bowls

  • 5 Delicious Green Smoothie Bowl Recipes

  1. Avocado & Coconut Green Smoothie Bowl

  2. Tropical Green "Hulk" Smoothie Bowl

  3. Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl

  4. Mojito Green Smoothie Bowl

  5. Edamame Avocado Green Smoothie Bowl



 

Things You'll Need


Before we dive into the delicious green smoothie bowl recipes, let's go over the essential equipment and ingredients you'll want to have on hand. Having the right tools and supplies makes whipping up these nutrient-packed breakfast or snack bowls a breeze.


Tools Needed for Making Smoothie Bowls


A good blender is the most important tool for creating thick, creamy smoothie bowls. When choosing a blender, look for one with a powerful motor and sturdy blades that can pulverize tough ingredients like frozen fruit, leafy greens, nuts and seeds.


Here are some top options:


High-Speed Blenders: Models like Vitamix, Blendtec and Ninja pack plenty of wattage to fully break down ingredients into a smooth consistency. Great for green smoothies.


Personal Blenders: These compact blenders like the Nutribullet are affordable and convenient for individual smoothie bowl portions. Just blend and serve in a bowl.


Immersion/Hand Blenders: An immersion blender is handy for blending smoothie ingredients right in a bowl.


Other Helpful Tools:


  • Cutting Board and Knife for chopping ingredients

  • Spatula for scraping down the sides of the blender

  • Sealable Storage Containers for leftovers

  • Spoons for eating smoothie bowls



Staple Ingredients for Green Smoothie Bowls


For the green base, stock up on wholesome greens like:


  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • Romaine Lettuce

  • Collard Greens

  • Swiss Chard

  • Arugula

For the fruit portion, some nutrient-dense, naturally sweet options include:


  • Bananas

  • Mangoes

  • Pineapple

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

  • Green Apples

  • Avocado

Other healthy smoothie bowl mix-ins:


  • Nut Butters (peanut, almond, cashew)

  • Seeds (chia, flax, hemp)

  • Greek yogurt or milk (dairy or plant-based)

  • Cinnamon, vanilla, honey, etc. for flavor

For toppings, get creative with options like:


  • Shredded coconut

  • Sliced nuts

  • Granola

  • Fresh fruit

  • Nut butters

  • Cacao nibs

  • Bee pollen



Tips for Making Great Green Smoothie Bowls


Here are some tips to help you blend up perfect green smoothie bowls every time:


  • Use frozen fruit to keep smoothies thick and frosty. You may need to add a splash of liquid.

  • Start by blending the greens and other ingredients first, adding liquids after. This gives you more control of the consistency.

  • For extra creaminess, add ingredients like avocado, Greek yogurt, nut butters or oats.

  • Add sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or Medjool dates if you prefer a sweeter taste.

  • Boost nutrition by mixing in superfood powders like spirulina, maca or hemp protein powder.

  • Add toppings like granola, nuts, seeds, and fruit right before serving for crunch and visual appeal.

Now let's get to those amazing green smoothie bowl recipes!



 

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5 Delicious Green Smoothie Bowl Recipes



1. Avocado & Coconut Green Smoothie Bowl


Avocado & Coconut Green Smoothie Bowl

The first delicious vegan green smoothie bowl recipe is loaded with healthy fats and antioxidants from avocado, spinach and coconut. The tropical flavors will transport you to an island paradise.


Ingredients:


  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

  • 1 large handful fresh spinach

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes

  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)

  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract

Instructions:


  1. Add spinach, avocado, pineapple, coconut extract and sweetener (if using) to a blender and blend on low.

  2. Add almond milk a bit at a time and blend on low until you get the consistency you like.

  3. Blend until completely smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed.

  4. Use a spoon or spatula to scoop into a bowl and top it with coconut flakes and any other desired toppings.


Yield: 1- 2 medium-sized bowls


Nutrition per total ingredients: 477 calories, 28g fat, 25g sugars, 6g protein, 47.1g carbs


The nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on the cooking method and specific ingredients used.




 

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2. Tropical Green "Hulk" Smoothie Bowl


Tropical Green "Hulk" Smoothie Bowl

Vibrant spirulina gives this creamy green smoothie bowl its brilliant hue. Mango and pineapple provide natural sweetness balanced by zesty lime.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup fresh spinach

  • 1 tbsp spirulina powder

  • 1/2 cup of coconut water

  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or hemp seeds

Instructions:


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the coconut water, in a blender and blend on low until completely smooth.

  2. Add coconut water a bit at a time and blend on low until you get the consistency you like.

  3. Use a spoon or spatula to scoop into a bowl and sprinkle chia or hemp seeds over the top.

  4. Add any other desired toppings like coconut, granola, fresh fruit, etc.

Yield:  1- 2 medium-sized bowls


Nutrition per total ingredients: 284 calories, 4g fat, 39g sugars, 6g protein, 62g carbs


The nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on the cooking method and specific ingredients used.




3. Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl


Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl

Green tea powder gives this antioxidant-packed smoothie bowl its vibrant hue and energizing kick of caffeine.


Ingredients:


  • 2 banana

  • 1 cup fresh kale

  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

Instructions:


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the almond milk, in a blender and blend on low until smooth and creamy.

  2. Add the almond milk a bit at a time and blend on low until you get the consistency you like.

  3. Use a spoon or spatula to scoop into a bowl and top with desired toppings like granola, coconut, bee pollen, fresh fruit, etc.

Yield:  1- 2 medium-sized bowls


Nutrition per total ingredients: 384 (without honey), 3.5g fat, 43g sugars 13g protein, 74g carbs


The nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on the cooking method and specific ingredients used.




 

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4. Mojito Green Smoothie Bowl


Mojito Green Smoothie Bowl

The fresh flavors of lime, mint and coconut water transport you to the tropics in this refreshing green smoothie.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 2-3 bananas

  • 1 cup fresh spinach

  • 1⁄4 cup fresh mint leaves

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (plus more for topping)

Instructions:


  1. Blend, banana, spinach, mint, lime juice, and 1 tbsp coconut together on a low setting until smooth.

  2. Add coconut water a bit at a time and blend on low until you get the consistency you like.

  3. Use a spoon or spatula to scoop into a bowl and top with extra shredded coconut, lime zest, etc.

Yield:  1- 2 medium-sized bowls


Nutrition per total ingredients: 330 calories, 3g fat, 50g sugars, 3g protein, 82g carbs