Blueberry Smoothie Bowl (Vegan-Friendly, Gluten-Free) + Smoothie Bowl Tips

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Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Even though I could eat smoothie bowls for every meal (and dessert!) I haven't shared any of my recipes here. This is mostly because I eat them as quickly as possible so they don’t melt. What’s the point of a smoothie bowl if it’s not thiccc?


Well today I change that. I bring to you the first smoothie bowl recipe on the blog and tips on how to keep it thicker longer. Watery smoothie lovers need not read on.


The reason I love smoothie bowls so much is that they’re a great, easy way to get in a ton of nutrients and fiber and this blueberry smoothie bowl is no different. This one comes with plenty of antioxidants from the blueberries, fiber and b-vitamins from the cauliflower (just trust me, okay?), and protein from the Greek yogurt. I added some shredded coconut and homemade high protein Peanut Butter Coconut Cornflake Crunch Granola for some healthy fats. And also because it’s delicious.


The main difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the amount of liquid used. You want to add as little liquid as possible so that it does not get too thin. If you use too much, the toppings (arguably the best part of the smoothie bowl) won’t be able to stay on top. But we’ll get into the wonderful world of toppings in just a moment. Right now, we need to discuss the second element that makes these bowls thicker than a Snicker: frozen produce! Using mostly, or all, frozen produce in your smoothies will give it a frosty element without watering it down with ice.


Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

If you want to keep your smoothie bowl from melting into a sad, colorful puddle, here’s a few tips. #1. Use frozen fruit! Now I know you’re thinking: “Gigi, that was your tip for keeping it from being watery.