3 Smoothie Bowls Packed With Nutrition

Get out your spoons! Smoothie bowls have recently become all the rage—and with good reason! This exciting trend combines the best features of both smoothies and breakfast bowls for a heartier, crunchier, nutrition-packed treat you can enjoy any time, day or night. Think of them as smoothies you eat with a spoon instead of a straw—and like traditional smoothies, the combination of flavor possibilities is pretty much unlimited.

If you’re new to smoothie bowls, or just looking for some creative new ways to enjoy them, these three gut-healthy smoothie bowl recipes will have you spooning up a little slice of heaven!

1. Cruciferous-Berry-Banana Bowl

Kale and cauliflower in a smoothie bowl? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! Cruciferous veggies are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and prebiotic fiber—and they’re a terrific source of ITCs, a chemical compound with antioxidant properties that protects the body all the way down to the cellular level. But since all you’ll taste is the yummy fruits and toppings—each of which adds loads more vital nutrition to the mix—this recipe is perfect for kids (and adults) who turn their noses up at vegetables.

To make this tasty smoothie bowl richer and more satisfying—nuts, chia seeds, and coconut introduce rib-sticking protein and healthy fat. Once your family gets a taste, don’t be surprised if you find yourself serving vegetables for breakfast on a regular basis!

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:
• ½ cup baby kale
• ½ cup chopped steamed cauliflower (chilled)
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds
• 1 scoop organic prebiotic powder
• 1 cup unsweetened plant based milk
• 1½ cups frozen strawberries
• ½ frozen banana
• 1 teaspoon agave

Toppings:
• ½ banana, sliced
• ¼ cup blueberries
• 3-4 kiwi slices
• 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
• 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut shavings
• ¼ cup granola

Instructions:
1. Puree kale, cauliflower, chia seeds, prebiotic powder, and plant-based milk in a blender or food processor until completely smooth.
2. Add frozen fruit and agave and continue to puree, until the mixture is fairly smooth.
3. Transfer smoothie to a bowl, and sprinkle on toppings.

2. Magic Magenta Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

If you’re looking for a smoothie bowl recipe with a real wow factor, look no further. Dragon fruit puree gives this bowl an eye popping neon magenta color that will make you do a double take!

With origins in Mexico, South America, and Central America, dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants—and has a distinctly delicious flavor. Bananas and a touch of lime give this bowl a tropical vibe, pea powder adds protein and prebiotic fiber, and the bee pollen topping splashes on dramatic yellow contrast—and it offers additional protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. With an added sprinkle of tangy apricots and superfood goji berries, this colorful bowl is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:
• 1 package frozen dragon fruit puree
• 1½ bananas
• ½ lime, peeled
• ¼ cup plant based milk
• 1 scoop organic prebiotic powder
• 1 tablespoon organic pea powder

Toppings:
• Goji berries
• Chopped, dried apricots
• Bee pollen

Instructions:
1. Process all smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender until smooth.
2. Pour into large bowl and garnish with toppings.

3. Chocolate Macadamia Hemp Smoothie Bowl

When nothing else but chocolate will do, this smoothie bowl recipe satisfies without the morning after remorse. That’s because cacao is actually good for you! It’s a great source of prebiotics, iron, calcium, magnesium, antioxidants—and it contains mood boosting compounds. So as long as you avoid the refined sugar and unhealthy fats so often found in commercial confections, you really can indulge in chocolate without guilt.

Crunchy hemp hearts and Hawaiian macadamia nuts add protein, omega 3s, phosphorous, potassium, and magnesium, and, as a finishing touch, frozen bananas create a silky rich texture that enhances all the other flavors. The result is a smoothie bowl that tastes like dessert but is nutritious enough to serve as a main dish. So go ahead—serve chocolate for dinner. Your family will be singing your praises for weeks!

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:
• 2 frozen bananas
• ¼ cup macadamia nuts (soaked 2 hours)
• 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
• 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
• ½ teaspoon vanilla
• ¾ cup plant based milk
• 3 large medjool dates, pitted
• 1 scoop organic prebiotic powder

Toppings:
• 1 tablespoon raisins
• 1 tablespoon hazelnuts, chopped
• 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
• 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Instructions:
1. Place all smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
2. Transfer to a bowl and add toppings.

Smoothie bowls are a wonderful new way to add more fresh produce, prebiotic fiber, protein, and healthy fats to your daily life. Serve them as a snack, a meal, or a dessert, whenever the mood strikes you—and since they take only minutes to prepare, they’re a perfect gut-healthy solution for those hectic nights when cooking isn’t a realistic option!

For more gut-healthy recipes, check out The Hyperbiotics Cookbook.

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Roberta Pescow is a writer at Hyperbiotics and proud mom of two amazing and unique young men. Natural wellness is a subject she’s passionate about, so she loves sharing information that helps others discover all the ways probiotics support glowing health and well-being. To learn more about how a healthy microbiome can enrich your life, subscribe to our newsletter.

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