Smoothie Bowls That Look as Good as They Taste
Putting your smoothie in a bowl, with pieces of fruit and nuts, is a much more satisfying way to enjoy breakfast.
A New Way to Get Your Daily Antioxidants
Blueberries often show up on the breakfast table in pancakes or cereal, but this deep fuchsia blend casts the vitamin-and-fiber-packed blueberries in a whole new light. The blueberries deliver a good dose of manganese, which plays an important role in bone health and metabolism, as well as those famous antioxidants (specifically, cancer-preventing anthocyanins), while a teaspoon of chia seeds helps the smoothie thicken up nicely, making it perfectly suited to a bowl.
Get the recipe: Banana-Berry-Chia Smoothie Bowl
Another Reason to Declare Orange the New Black
Frozen mango chunks and plain yogurt form the basis of this simple yet delicious meal. While it's tasty on its own, the real excitement lies in the garnishes: toasted coconut flakes, diced pineapple and sunflower seeds deliver pops of sweet flavor and the perfect amount of crunch.
Get the recipe: Mango Smoothie Bowl
A Veggie Bowl You'll Actually Want to Eat at 8 A.M.
A green smoothie can be a nutritious way to start your day, but if you're thinking it'll taste too much like a salad, don't worry. This one gets a bright taste from a generous squirt of lime juice, sweetness from a Granny Smith apple and some zip from ginger and mint. And while the recipe calls for kale, if you prefer spinach, chard or collards, they're fine to swap in. (Just wash the greens well first because they can be sandy.)
Get the recipe: Green Smoothie Recipe
The Protein-Packed Meal with a Caribbean Feel
This tropical-tasting bowl (made with pineapple and banana) also includes a few spoonfuls of almond butter, which will keep you full. Garnish it with cinnamon and flaked coconut and cue the steel drums.
Get the recipe: Coco-Pineapple-Almond Smoothie Bowl
The Sweet Breakfast with an Unexpected Ingredient
Although you might think the bright red color of this bowl comes just from red berries, they're just one reason for the hue. Roasted beets are the other component to this smoothie; they not only add brilliant color, but also a deep, earthy flavor that pairs well with tangy plain yogurt and sweet and tart fresh raspberries. And a tiny bit of honey keeps it from tasting like a bowl of borscht.
Get the recipe: Beet-Yogurt Smoothie Bowl