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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

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Homemade Smoothie Bowls:

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 painfully sweet granola over the top and then covered in honey. I ended up scraping off all of the granola into a big heap and tossing it. The 24 oz bowl I ordered had 97 grams (24 teaspoons) of sugar. At $10 a bowl you could make 2 better bowls at home.

BUT WHY?! Why would you take a healthy smoothie bowl and turn it into such a mess. 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.

Easy green smoothie bowl garnished with homemade granola and berries

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:

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
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: (varies by toppings), $8-$12
Keyword: smoothie bowl
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, snack
Calories: 488 kcal
Servings: 2 smoothie bowls


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


  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*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 1049mg30%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 3420IU68%
Vitamin C 94.2mg114%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* 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 😉

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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  • Lucy
    March 10, 2020

    Wondering how if you can make this ahead and leave off the toppings. Would it keep in the fridge for a day? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2020

      I haven’t tried that yet to advise. This is our 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. Reply

  • marty
    November 22, 2019

    can you make in bulk, freeze, and scoop out servings over time? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 22, 2019

      Great question, Marty! I have note tried freezing the entire smoothie. I worry it will become a block of ice. If you experiment please let me know if you like that. Reply

  • Charlene
    April 16, 2019

    Love this post! And thanks for the tip on the Blendtec to make it thick. First time I tried it wasn’t as thick so I’m excited to try the ice cream option. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2019

      I hope you love this recipe! Reply

  • 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

  • Nina
    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

  • 2pots2cook
    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

  • Natalie Ellis
    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

    • Natalie Ellis
      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
      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
          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
      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
        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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