Thursday, June 26, 2014

RECIPE: Basic Smoothie Bowls


Hi y'all!  So the other day I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, and this amazing article about smoothie bowls popped up. One click and I was literally obsessed. I really needed to step up my smoothie game, so I decided to try it out after getting back from art class today. My favorite thing about smoothies in general is that they're so easy and you can make them with whatever you have. I'll post what I used, as well as a general recipe you can use :)
Smoothie Base: 

+ 1 cup almond milk, or other milk of your choice
+ 2 cups fresh spinach or other greens
+ 1/2 cup frozen mango
+ 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

I really don't like putting berries in green smoothies because it turns this muddy shade of brown, and although it's delicious, it's not the prettiest thing ever!

Toppings: the best thing about smoothie bowls is the toppings because it's like froyo but healthy! Here's my formula: 
+  sliced banana, 1/2 to full depending on size
+  something crunchy, like granola or cereal
+  something fun and totally up to you :)

Smoothie bowls and I...it was love at first blend! I know smoothie bowls will be part of my regular routine from now. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up with my food/smoothie bowl adventures!

xo, Hima

64 comments:

  1. I never thought of a smoothie in a bowl before! Another pin-worthy recipe :)

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  2. How neat!! I've always done the typical blend it, pour it, drink it. But this makes it seem a little more exciting! You make it look very pretty ;)

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  3. I made a smoothie bowl before, yours looks delicious! its so true, once you add berries to a green smoothie is more of a brown smoothie. With the topping you put on top of a smoothie bowl, you can't really see the color of the smoothie as much. I like to put granola on top for the crunch as well. I got into doing smoothie bowls as my substitute to yogurt and granola, I am lactose intolerance and it a nice way to get that smooth and crunchy taste in the morning.

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  4. not only does it looks delicious, but beautiful as well. This is definetly a pin worthy recipe!
    xo
    Orly
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  5. This is a fabulous idea! It looks so delicious!

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  6. That looks SO delicious. I cannot wait to try this myself.

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  7. interesting! i've never heard of smoothie bowls. I love smoothies but haven't been able to make any after our blender broke. this could def be a good substitute until then. I hope it's love at first blend for me too. :)

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  8. Sounds delicious! And your photos look fantastic. I wish there was some way to pull that bowl out and start eating it - yum!

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  9. Oh! That looks and sounds DELISH! And your food photography is on point! Sold.

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  10. I too am experiencing love at first sight, doing this tomorrow cheers x

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  11. Hima, we are falling in love with your blog! Great ideas that we will definitely be trying out soon :)

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  12. Hey, does a smoothie in a bowl mean that there's more smoothie to drink than if it were in a cup? 'cause then I'm in!

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  13. Say what? I've never heard of a smoothie bowl before! Can't wait to devour one!

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  14. Great idea! I love it!Oh, so many great food posts I am finding today!

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  15. I love smoothie bowls, so yummy!

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  16. ooh! i've never heard of a smoothie bowl, but it sounds like a great concept!!

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  17. I am a huge fan of Acai bowls! I used to get them a LOT in SoCal!!

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  18. This is really cool! I'll have to have one for breakfast tomorrow :)

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  19. This sounds delicious! Is it similar to an acai bowl without the acai?

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  20. Thanks Aree! Now THIS, you can make, even if you don't have Starbucks in the area ;)

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  21. I hadn't either until I saw it on Instagram! I definitely think it's much more fun to eat this way! :)

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  22. Me too! It's so much more fun, I promise!

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  23. Ooh that's a really good idea! I just need to work on waking up a little early to make my smoothie bowl!

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  24. Thank you Orly! Presentation can be lots of fun haha!

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  25. Thank you! Hope you try it out!

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  26. Thank you! Hope you try it out! :)

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  27. Let me know when you do- I'd love to hear what you think!

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  28. Hmm, well I just made a smoothie and poured it into a bowl without toppings. I'm not sure how easy it'll be without a blender. Let me know how it works out!

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  29. It unbelievable how fast I ate it after I took these pictures! Thank you!

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  30. A little healhier than trifle pudding, yes? Haha thank you!

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  31. Yay! I'd love to see a picture!

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  32. Aww, thank you girls! It's rare that I have two recipe posts so close together that I just couldn't resist!

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  33. Um, yeah, totally! And toppings make it infinitely better!

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  34. Haha I'm glad to be one of them :)

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  35. I hadn't either before seeing them on Instagram, but I'm now hooked!

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  36. They're so goood! The tanginess is my favorite part!

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  37. Thank you! I'd love to hear how it goes!

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  38. So i just looked up how to make an acai bowl, and it's pretty similar! Either way, they're amazing :)

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  39. Those bananas look so yummy. Now I want a banana!

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  40. This idea is so brilliant! Making one tomorrow morning!

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  41. As always your food post looks super yummy!

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  42. oh! i must have misunderstood. i didn't see in the instructions that you had to blend it. :P i was thinking.. that's strange.. it kind of just looks like a deconstructed smoothie.

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  43. This bowl looks so incredible, I'm actually getting hunger pangs. Definitely trying it out this week!

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  44. This looks amazinggggggggggggggg. The colors are really beautiful too!

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  45. They're delicious! A word of advice though- don't drop in strawberries without pulling off the leaves- your smoothie will be bitter!

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  46. Haha, they're delicious! Especially with smoothies!

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  47. Woohoo I'm glad you like it! Let me know how it goes!

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  48. Wow, YUM!!! :) I've lately been eating a big bowl of fruit for breakfast and then a smoothie a couple hours later, but this combines them both! Awesome!! xo, gina

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  49. Oooh that sounds amazing! I can't tell you how much better smoothies are when you're eating them with a spoon :)

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  50. This look soooooo yummy!!! I love how you arranged it too. I've been working in a cafe for the summer and we have 7 smoothies on the menu. Every single one is delicious! I never thought I'd like a green smoothie with kale, but when you add mango, pears, grapes, pineapple juice -- holy moly! So delicious! :)

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  51. Thanks Nicole! I'm a bit of a presentation freak hehe. I LOVE kale in smoothies!

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xo, Hima