Hey girl! It’s summertime, aka the perfect time for creating a smoothie bowl. Smoothie bowls are super trendy right now and soooo delicious (they’re one of my favorite breakfast meals)! This post will go over how to create an Instagram worthy smoothie bowl under 10 minutes.
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Let’s get into the yummy details!
Step 1: Set out all ingredients and supplies
The first thing you will need to do to create your Instagram worthy smoothie bowl is to set out all your ingredients and supplies.
This will include:
- Vitamix Blender (This is the one I use at home, but any blender should suffice.)
- Milk (I prefer coconut or almond milk instead of regular cow’s milk.)
- NO ICE (Ice will make your bowl too watery and we want it to be thick!)
- Frozen fruit (This will thicken up your bowl and is better than using ice. It gives the same chilling effect without making it watery.)
- Bananas (Without bananas your smoothie will be awful. From personal experience, trust me you NEED bananas. Don’t worry, you won’t be able to taste them if you don’t like bananas.)
- Toppings (My favorites are goji berries, honey, chia seeds, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, cinnamon, granola, and coconut flakes)
Important: Using fresh, not frozen fruit will make your smoothie more room temperature and watery. Use frozen fruit for a thick smoothie bowl. Do not use frozen bananas because blenders have a harder time breaking that up compared to frozen berries or other fruits.
Step 2: Place Ingredients in Blender
Next, you are going to load all the ingredients into your blender. It doesn’t matter what order you put the fruit in, but I usually do frozen fruit first, then bananas, and extra ingredients such as protein powder or chia seeds, and then coconut milk.
You could do milk first, but then when you put all the other ingredients in, it might splash you.
Before you start step 3, make sure you’re blender is plugged in and that the lid is fully secured (if not, your kitchen will become covered in frozen fruit).
Step 3: Blend, blend, blend!
This is the step where all the magic happens, the make or break moment.
To create the thickest possible smoothie you need to start on the lowest power level then work your way up to the highest. If your blender gets stuck then turn it off and add more milk. Usually, the blender will get stuck because there’s not enough liquid or it gets caught on a piece of frozen fruit.
Stop the blender when you can no longer see any pieces of fruit or large chunks. If you blended correctly then your smoothie should look like one big swirl without any huge pieces of frozen fruit.
Step 4: Presentation
Once your smoothie has been blended to perfection, you are going to pour/scoop it into a bowl. Be careful while pouring because it is easy to spill (I once accidentally missed the bowl and got it everywhere… would not suggest).
Now that your smoothie is in the bowl, smooth out the top to make it easier to apply toppings. You can personalize your bowl by adding whatever toppings you may like!
I personally also use honey, cinnamon (make sure you don’t grab the cayenne or else you’ll be in for a spicy surprise), chia seeds, coconut flakes, and fresh fruit.
Other popular toppings include:
- Goji berries
- Cacao nibs
- Chocolate chips
In order to make your bowl the most aesthetically pleasing, you need to add your toppings carefully. For the best results, I like to place my toppings in straight lines. It is also important to thinly slice the fruit and add the honey last.
If you are wanting to take a picture of you’re gorgeous bowl, honey might not be the best since it can add a weird-looking texture to your image. I suggest taking your bowl pic outside or somewhere there is a lot of natural lighting.
Now that you’ve had your smoothie bowl photoshoot, it’s time to post it and enjoy it!
Step 5: Clean up
The last step is to clean up. This means your bowl, spoon, blender, and countertop surfaces and putting away ingredients.
The best way to clean…
- Bowl– rinse with soap and water and put into the dishwasher
- Spoon– rinse with soap and water and put it into the dishwasher
- Blender– fill blender partially with soap and water, then blend (make sure that the lid is on tightly) and rinse out the soapy water
- Countertop– wipe down with a wet paper towel
And ta-da! You’re done and the kitchen is spotless! Don’t forget to fully dry all your supplies before putting them away!
And that’s all there is to it!
Pro tip: To make the smoothie thicker, put your bowl in the freezer before you start this entire process. This will prevent the smoothie bowl from melting too quickly.
An Instagram worthy smoothie bowl under 10 minutes. Don’t forget to pin this post on Pinterest if you found it helpful and follow me. Also, if you need more foodie/snack inspiration make sure to check out my Yummy Munchies Board on Pinterest.
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl:
- First Step: Set out ingredients and supplies
- Second Step: Place ingredients in the blender
- Third Step: Blend, blend, blend!
- Fourth Step: Presentation
- Fifth Step: Clean up
What’s your favorite type of smoothie (mine is berry or mango)? What are your favorite smoothie bowl toppings?
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