When I first started making smoothie bowls all of the toppings would sink to the bottom. Stick to these steps in order to prevent this from happening. Theres nothing worse than a thin smoothie and waisting $9 in fruit to just have your granola sink to the bottom of the bowl.
The amount of times I’ve been asked “How do you make these OMG I NEED one” is ridiculous. So here it is. My fool proof way to the thick base for the smoothie (bowl) of your dreams.
- Frozen Fruit (A must! Freezing your fruit is what makes the smoothie the thickest. I’ve tested this theory. Trust me)
- Liquid (Milk, Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Coconut Water, etc.)
- Yogurt (soy, coconut, almond based or greek – my personal favorite, all do the trick)
- Dates/Maple Syrup/ Honey – For added natural sweetness
- Flax/ Chia/ Pumpkin/Hemp seeds – Added omega 3 (Anti-inflammatory benefits hello!), fiber and protein. Add the chia seeds after the smoothie is in the glass because they like to stick to the sides of the blender and are a PAIN to clean up
- Spinach/ Kale/ Green of your choice (Kale may change the flavor. My personal favorite is spinach because you do not even taste it- I swear. The color will change but that’s okay because nutrients are fun right? Right?)
- Ginger- fresh ginger is a great added kick to your smoothie- with added anti nausea effects that may help the tummy.
- Coconut Butter/Oil- There is a lot of controversy about coconut oil but personally I love it. The flavor is great but in small doses
- Coconut flakes (Unsweetened)
- Drizzle of honey/agave
- Granola (Make sure the granola you use isn’t a sugar bomb. I love Purley Elizabeth original flavor the best)
- Peanut Butter
- Fresh fruit
Here are some smoothies I’ve made for inspiration! Enjoy!