Smoothie Basics

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.

Exhibit A:

Sad attempt at a smoothie bowl. I’ve come a long way.


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)

Add Ons:

  • 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)
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fresh fruit

Here are some smoothies I’ve made for inspiration! Enjoy!



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