Coconut Milk Smoothie Bowl: Almost Too Pretty to Eat!
Smoothies are pretty good. But smoothie bowls… with toppings?!! Killer. It’s the difference between plain ice cream and an ice cream sundae with chocolate chips and hot fudge. They are just next level. I am obsessed with them.
What are Smoothie Bowls?
I first learned about smoothie bowls on instagram, where they are a trendy snack right now, I’m guessing because they are so pretty! They are just smoothies that are thick and rich and creamy so you eat them with a spoon instead of drinking them. And you add lots of toppings, which makes them fun to eat. Once I tried one, there was no going back. I have them for breakfast and for dessert. (You can add chocolate chips or brownie chunks and you will forget all about the handful of kale in there!)
Vitamix Blenders- Worth The Investment?
I make my smoothie bowls in my Vitamix blender. (Canadian link here). You can use a regular blender too, it just might not get the spinach or kale quite as smooth. You could just use ingredients that are easier for your blender to handle, like avocado. If you have heard of these super blenders before but can’t imagine spending $400 on a blender, I get it. I had the same thoughts and hesitations.
If you already have a $20 blender and don’t really use it very often, it’s hard to imagine needing an expensive super blender. BUT… let me tell you that I love mine and use it all the time. It does things that a $20 blender just can’t do. I make smoothie bowls all the time and I also make healthy nutella (it’s worth the cost just for that recipe alone), peanut butter, toasted coconut butter spread (which is great for toasted coconut butter candy– a great kid-friendly recipe!) and I am starting to use it for soups. And it self cleans! Definitely worth the investment.
Smoothie Bowls: Recipe Tips and Variations
Other delicious things to add to your coconut milk smoothie bowls: avocado, blueberries, nut butter, spinach, kale, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, cocoa powder, collagen powder.
The best toppings for smoothie bowls include:
- toasted coconut
- chocolate chips
- slivered almonds
- chopped hazelnuts
- sliced banana
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
- sunflower seeds
- pumpkin seeds
- crumbled up muffin
- brownie bits (!!)
The Goddess Body Program
If you are losing weight on Erica’s Goddess Body Program, you can enjoy this Coconut Milk Smoothie Bowl during loading and in weeks 2 and 3 of maintenance. I love eating healthy, clean foods during loading and coconut milk recipes are great options.
Please Comment Below
Have you guys gotten on the smoothie bowl train yet? What are your favourite combinations? I’d love to hear!
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- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 small beet (raw)
- a splash of coconut milk
- Whiz everything up in your blender for a couple minutes, adjusting the amount of coconut milk based on how thick and creamy you like it.
- Pour it into a bowl and add your toppings! I went with frozen berries, toasted coconut and pomegranate seeds.