Since lots of people always ask me how I make my smoothie bowls.. I thought it was about time I share my tips & tricks on how to make a perfect, nutritionally balanced smoothie (bowl)!
1. Choose a base of greens
I always toss in 2 handfuls of greens like spinach, kale or even lettuce. Spinach is my favorite to use, because it gives the smoothie an amazing texture. Using lots of vegetables in smoothies is also such an easy way to get even more extra veggies in.
2. Choose frozen fruits / veggies
I add about 50 grams of frozen fruits / veggies to make the smoothie a little frosty. I love to use frozen mango or blueberries and beets or kale!
3. Choose ripe fruit
I always go for 1 (ripe!) banana and 1 other fruit. My favorites to use are pears and kiwis! Pears make your smoothies really creamy and kiwis give them an amazing sweet taste. It’s important to use your fruits when they are fully ripe, cause they are easier to digest and are even more nutritious that way!
4. Add a booster (optional)
Spirulina, maca and raw cacao powder are definitely my favorite things to add to a smoothie. I always use either one of them + add some 100% pure pea protein powder. If it’s a post workout smoothie, I add a little more pea protein. Usually I use about 10 grams, which is around 8 grams of protein.
For some extra protein and mostly some more fats, I add nuts, coconut flakes and/or (chia) seeds. This will also help the smoothie to be more filling.
So.. that’s it! Add some water, blend it up, add the toppings and you’re done. Also I use a Nutribullet Pro 900 and this works perfectly fine for me for just making simple smoothies!
My go-to combination is definitely spinach, frozen mango, pear, banana & spirulina! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen that combination a lot 😉 Let me know if you try it.. it’s so good and your body will thank you for it!