DIY Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are taking the world by storm.

Mark my words, by this time next year there will be “Acaii Bowl shops” on every highstreet.

And with good reason!

They’re delicious.

A frozen fruity treat that makes a delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. A fresh way of eating fruit and veg that feels just like having a bowl of ice-cream.

If you have a good blender there’s no reason not to give them a go at home.

I use this brand of blender (UK/US) because it’s indestructible and I could use a few more indestructible things in my life!

It’s particularly good at smoothing frozen things, so if you’re looking to invest in a new blender I thoroughly recommend them.

Anyway. Back to the bowls!

The secret to a good smoothie bowl is starting with as little liquid as possible.

You can really use any sort of frozen fruit you want, for this little pink number I kept it simple with bananas and raspberries.

2 frozen bananas (chopped before freezing)

2 handfuls of frozen raspberries

A couple splashes of almond milk

Add your frozen fruit to your blender and give it 10mins to very slightly defrost. Then have a go at blending, turn it off, push it all down, blend again, keep going.

If things still aren’t moving, let the fruit defrost just a little more and add a splash or two of liquid (almond milk, juice, water).

Patience is key here, soon things will ease up a bit and before you know it you’ll have something that looks like this…

*Ahhhhh* – angels sing!

Transfer into a bowl or two.

And now the fun starts.

Top with whatever your heart desires.

Berries, cherries, papaya, dragon fruit, passion fruit, pineapple, cherries, lychees, whatever you like.

Throw on a handful of granola for some crunch.

A scoop of sugar free nut butter for a creamy treat.

Play with textures and flavours.

Make your very own ice-cream sundae of dreams!

Pick up your bowl and go and eat it cross legged somewhere cosy, or curl up with a book (or maybe a box set?!)

There’s absolutely nothing formal about these beauties, and I guarantee that once you try them you’ll never look back.

Have a play around, experiment with flavours and different frozen fruits ‘n’ veg. If you like I’ll pop a few mini-recipes up with some ideas now and then?

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  • Oh la la, another yummy and so delicious healthy treat! 🙂
    Merci for sharing! 🙂

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Yum, this looks delicious and also beautiful! I would definitely feel happier sitting down to a bowlful of this in the mornings! xxx

  • Pippa Vaux

    Hi Rosie – This looks yummy! Annoyingly I’m allergic to nuts which counts almond milk and soya milk out for me – can I use normal cow’s milk or is there another good alternative?

    • zldn

      If you’re not allergic you can use cow’s milk, there’s also rice/oat/hemp milks

    • quinoa milk is the bomb! You should definitely try it if you don’t want to use cows milk

  • I adore smoothie bowls, they’re s good! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  • I wish I could start every morning with a smoothie bowl! I also live in Florida so the fact that it’s cold never slows me down since it’s always warm outisde 🙂 Your fruit combo looks delicious!

  • These look amazing, I love your bowls! I tried a similar thing with cabbage in a while ago, an unlikely pairing I know! But they were great, you couldn’t taste the cabbage at all but it really bulked them out.

    Loving all the new recipe posts by the way!
    Farah x
    http://www.vatkinary.com

  • marie from heartfelt hunt

    thank u for this recipe – it looks sooooo delicious!!!! and yes, please keep us posted with more of those mini-recipes! 🙂 <3

    xoxo,
    marie

    http://www.heartfelthunt.com/leopard-jacket

  • These have been on my list to make at home, but they always seemed kind of intimidating. Can’t wait to try your recipe (bananas and raspberries are my favorite fruits!).

    Thanks for breaking it down, Rosie!

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

  • Kari Guastella

    I love the gorgeous pink color these have!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/antioxidant-smoothie-post-raisin-bran/

  • Look sooooo good 🙂 x

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com

  • It makes me regret how boring my breakfast was… and I mean… come on, I had some buckwheat muesli with coconut milk and dried fruits!

  • I love smoothie bowls – mango ones are my fave 🙂 Love AP xo

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Smoothie bowls are the best! And this looks delish!!

    NatalyG.co.uk

  • Oooft these look absolutely dee-lish. I bet you have been in smoothie bowl heaven out in Bali! I was absolutely addicted to these last summer, so many options it is just delicious for a little alfresco breaks in the garden! I LOVE the nut butter addition too. Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  • You do beautiful food photography! These look gorgeous and delicious!
    http://www.giltedgeblog.com

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Fabulous idea Rose – and what an appetising pop of colour! Your food pictures are absolutely brilliant x

    http://littlemissnottinghill.com

  • I have tried this for breakfast yesterday & today, but with acai not berries. I have also tried your satay noodles & been having that for lunch & dinner. I find that it’s satisfying enough to stretch over a few days!
    In other words, since your release of the satay noodles & smoothie bowls, my breakfast, lunch & dinner has been sorted! Perfect for the anti-diet, now I love eating healthy!

  • This looks and sounds incredible, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Okay, these look SO GOOD I can’t even. Neeeeeed. That color! <3

  • These are so beautiful and look so delicious and healthy!

    xx
    Stephanie
    http://une-cherette.com

  • Omg this looks delicious!! I’ve wanted to do a blog post on Smoothie bowls for so long now as I’ve created some pretty good recipes over the year. I’m just not great at taking pictures of food and making it look yummy hahah.
    I also love your bowls, where are they from?
    Thanks for the inspo, Natasha xx
    natashabonny.con

  • Helen

    Wow! These look way too good to be healthy! Your photos are always so beautiful! Hx

    http://www.press4champagne.com

  • CelebratingthisLife

    I always know I can find wonderfully delicious things on your blog, this did not disappoint, Rose! xx Rox-Anne, Celebratingthislife.ca

  • Lucy Clothier

    such a good idea, can’t wait to try this out!

    lucyclothier.com

    xoxo

  • These bowls look absolutely delicious!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com
    LasVegas Vlog & Sephora Giveaway