When I first started seeing “smoothie bowls” cropping up all over the Internet last year, I couldn’t understand why it was a “thing.” I’ve been eating smoothies out of bowls for years! Does it really need its own recipe? But they’re fun and easy and colorful and great for summer, so I’ve decided to share one anyway.

For those who don’t know, a smoothie bowl is literally just a smoothie, poured into a bowl, with different add-ins sprinkled over the top. Most typically: assorted fresh fruit, nuts and seeds. Here I’ve gone with a blueberry smoothie base, but if you prefer, you can use this strawberry smoothie, or this green one, instead. (Or your own smoothie recipe, of course.)

You can be as creative as you like with the toppings. Here are some suggestions: assorted berries; summer fruit like peaches, nectarines and plums; chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios; and seeds like flax, chia, wheat germ or hemp. You can also use any type of granola or muesli. It’s up to you. Have fun, change it up, keep it interesting!

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 5–6 frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. almond butter
  • Pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Blend all smoothie ingredients together. Pour into bowls.
  2. Top with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds of your choice. I used mango, strawberries, banana, blueberries, chia seeds and granola.

Yields: 2 servings