Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe

A healthy Green Smoothie Bowl packed with mango, pineapple, avocado and spinach. These smoothie bowls are naturally sweet, energizing, rich in antioxidants and fiber. Learn the secrets to blending a thick and irresistible smoothie bowl.

Smoothie bowl recipe served in a bowl garnished with fresh fruit and granola showing thick smoothie bowl consistency

I love the concept of smoothie bowls. They are so pretty and impressive yet easy (think Mother’s Day Breakfast!). Blended smoothie bowls are the fancy way to serve a thick, nutrient dense smoothie as a refreshing summer soup, dessert, snack or breakfast since it is topped with homemade granola, seeds, chia and berries. It is an amazing way to start your day.

We recently visited a new smoothie place that serves “healthy” smoothie bowls and it was so bad… The blended fruit on the bottom was nice but they had an equally thick layer of gooey, painfully sweet granola over the top and then drizzled it with another 1-2 Tbsp of honey. I ended up scraping off all of the granola into a big heap and tossing it. It would have put me into a sugar coma. I came to find out the 24 oz bowl I ordered had 97 grams or 24 teaspoons of sugar!! Also that sugar coma was $10 a bowl but you could make 2 better bowls at home for that price.

BUT WHY?! Why would you take a healthy smoothie bowl and turn it into such a mess – probably worse than the frozen yogurt we ordered for the kids. I knew I could do it better and sure enough, these green smoothie bowls were born! With this smoothie bowl recipe, you can have it all; the feel good energy from something healthy, and satisfying your sweet tooth without the processed sugar.

Make Ahead Smoothie Bowl Option:

Since most of these ingredients should be frozen (banana, pineapple, mango) – you can absolutely prep these out into freezer bags in advance and your smoothies will take just minutes to make! Also the homemade granola can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for at least 2 weeks.

Ingredients for smoothie bowl recipe including mango, avocado, banana, pineapple, spinach, flax seeds and coconut milk

Tips on How to Blend Smoothie Bowls:

  • Add the ingredients in the order listed
  • You will need a high powered blender (we use this blendtec)
  • You want smoothie bowls to be THICK in consistency so you can eat it with a spoon and your toppings don’t sink to the bottom.
  • Add half the liquid in the recipe and start on low speed, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as needed and adding more liquid if it gets stuck. Once thick and creamy, set the mixer to high speed until it reaches a sorbet-like consistency.
  • With the Blendtec blender: start on low speed then select the ice cream button. 

How to make smoothie bowls with step by step photos in the blender before and after smoothie bowl is blended

Now you know how to make a smoothie bowl that is better than what’s on the menu in smoothie shops. Everything about this smoothie bowl is good; gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo!

smoothie bowl served with granola and fresh berries over the top and chia seeds

More Smoothie Recipes to Discover:

Smoothie Bowl Recipe (print-friendly):

Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A healthy Green Smoothie Bowl packed with simple ingredients and is naturally sweet. Smoothie bowls are energizing, rich in antioxidants and keeps you feeling satisfied because it is has good fiber and fats like avocado and flax seed.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: (varies by toppings), $8-$12
Calories: 488 kcal
Servings: 2 smoothie bowls

Ingredients

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk (use 1/2 to 1 cup to reach desired thickness)
  • 2 cups green spinach
  • 1/2 avocado (ripe)
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 ripe banana peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cups pineapple peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 ripe mango peeled, chopped and frozen

Smoothie Bowl Topping Options

  • 1/2 cup homemade granola divided*
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted Coconut or pumpkin seeds divided, optional
  • 2 tsp chia seeds divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries blueberries and or raspberries

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients in the order listed to a high powered blender, and adding only 1/2 cup liquid to start. 

  2. Start on low speed, scraping down the bowl as needed and adding more liquid if it gets stuck. Once thick and creamy, set the mixer to high speed until it reaches sorbet-like consistency.

  3. Divide smoothie mixture between 2 bowls and garnish with smoothie bowl topping options (granola, chia seeds, fresh berries, etc).

Nutrition Facts
Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 1049mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 28g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 68.4%
Vitamin C 114.2%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 19.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

Create a smoothie bowl for someone you love and it will make their day! My children loved this also. There’s something fun about eating a smoothie with a spoon 😉

Easy green smoothie bowl garnished with homemade granola and berries

QUESTION: Have you discovered smoothie bowls? Do you have a favorite variety? We are always looking for new ideas and I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

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  • Tanya
    July 14, 2018

    Are the flax seeds necessary? I just never buy them Reply

    • Natasha
      July 16, 2018

      Hi Tanya, it is only a nutritional boost and the smoothie will still work great without them 🙂 Reply

  • June 12, 2018

    Thanks you for the recipe! I’m addicted to smoothies! 😀 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the smoothie, Nina! Reply

  • Lena Sam
    May 23, 2018

    Currently eating this goodness and can I just say IT’S AMAZING!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe Natash! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2018

      You’re welcome Lena! I’m glad you love the recipe, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    May 7, 2018

    So fresh! I might start trying this for breakfast. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2018

      It really is! I hope you try it Becky! Reply

  • Margarita
    May 4, 2018

    Wow. This is one of my favorite smoothie bowl I’ve tried. Thank you
    Natasha Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 4, 2018

      You’re welcome Margarita, I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • May 3, 2018

    Perfect one to bring to work ! Thank you ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2018

      You’re welcome, I hope you love it! Reply

  • May 3, 2018

    I love green smoothie so much! In fact, advocado is the dispensable ingredient in every my green smoothie. I often mix it with only milk, sometimes with mango, strawberry, etc. Reply

    • May 3, 2018

      omg, I made this wrong!! Advocado is my indispensable part of green smoothie! 🙈🙈 Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        May 3, 2018

        I got what you meant, lol! 😉 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2018

      I’m glad you love it Natalie, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Larisa
    May 1, 2018

    Wow just saw this recipe in the Costco magazine today Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 2, 2018

      Ha! It definitely did not come out of the Costco magazine! 🙂 Now I’m curious to see it! Reply

      • Judy
        May 2, 2018

        Thank you Natasha for all of your amazing recipes. I LOVE your everything I have tried:-) I actually jumped on-line to print out a recipe before heading to the store when I saw this post. Regarding the Costco comment, although a few ingredients are similar, your recipe is definitely NOT from their magazine – and I only know this because their magazine just arrived in the mail and I’m looking at it now LOL. Here is theirs…1/4 c packed baby spinach leaves, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks and 1/2 unsweetened vanilla almond milk – Toppings – 1 package raspberries and 1/4 toasted sliced almonds.
        Keep doing what your doing! You’re awesome! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 2, 2018

          Thank you so much for sharing that with me!! 🙂 I’m so glad you are enjoying our recipes 🙂 Reply

  • Zina P
    May 1, 2018

    Oh! I know this is a good, healthy recipe. I’ve used many of these ingredients in smoothies, but never served in such a “fancy” way. If you look at the nutritionals, it’s obvious this smoothie bowl is packed with healthy ingredients and definitely meets a large part of our daily nutritional requirements. Thanks again, Natasha. You ROCK! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 2, 2018

      You are so welcome Zina! Yes it is a really fun and fancy way to serve a smoothie but still so easy. I love that it looks so impressive without much effort 😉 Reply

    • ML31
      May 18, 2018

      this is more sugar than one should even have in a day. This comment is not about the recipe but about these smoothie bowls in general…. i would rather have a slice of cake 🙂 Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        May 18, 2018

        Keep in mind natural sugars are very different from processed sugars like you would have in a slice of cake, but of course I’d have the smoothie bowl and the slice of cake 😉 Reply

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