How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl In 10 Minutes or Less

by JJ Virgin on May 19, 2017

Smoothie bowls have rocketed in popularity, in part because of their convenience and fun flavors. And let’s be honest: they’re also really pretty to look at, and that counts! But there’s more to creating the perfect smoothie bowl than just eating your protein shake with a spoon…

The key is to top your smoothie with additional fruits and veggies, plus fun add-ins that create more flavor and texture. (See the list below for plenty of ideas.)

As with all smoothies, remember to include clean, lean protein in your bowls, and avoid using too much high-sugar impact fruit. No juice allowed! Opt for healthy, anti-inflammatory unsweetened coconut or almond milk instead.

You’re just 10 minutes from flavor town when you follow the simple steps below!


As you can see, the ultimate smoothie bowl is just 8 quick steps away. It’s endlessly customizable and makes a great meal any time of the day:  

How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

  1. Select your protein shake.
  2. Add your fiber.
  3. Add your fruit and veggies.
  4. Add your healthy fats.
  5. Add liquid, ice, and blend.
  6. Pour into the bowl.
  7. Top with additional fresh fruit and veggies.
  8. Top with crunch and texture.

Choices for fiber: avocado, freshly ground flaxseed, chia seeds, leafy greens, JJ Virgin Extra Fiber

Choices for fruit and veggies: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, açaí berries, peaches, nectarines, apples, spinach, kale, chard, pumpkin, butternut squash

Choices for healthy fats: coconut oil, coconut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, cultured coconut milk, full-fat Greek yogurt*, avocado

Choices for liquid: unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk, unsweetened cashew milk

Choices for crunch and texture: sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, cashew halves, shelled pistachios, unsweetened coconut, crisped quinoa, puffed brown rice

That’s it! I’d love to hear about the yummy combos you come up with, so please like our Facebook page and share your recipe…

*if no dairy intolerance