How to Make a Smoothie Bowl Thicker

If you really love smoothies and sometimes you need to make a smoothie bowl thicker. Want a smoothie but thick? Put a twist on the famous smoothie and make it the perfect smoothie bowl for breakfast or a simple nutritious snack. Smoothie bowls differ from smoothies in general, as they use less liquid to achieve a thicker texture, you can make a smoothie bowl thicker, and are usually topped with unique garnishes! They are as easy and simple to make as smoothies.

How to Make a Smoothie Bowl Thicker
Best Way to Make a Smoothie Bowl Thicker.

Let’s see step-by-step how to make thick smoothie bowls.

Each ingredient list makes up one serving

  • 1 banana
  • cup blueberries
  • cup strawberries
  • cup almond milk
  • tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut spread
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • cup almond milk
  • tsp salt
  • tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • tsp vanilla extract (optional)

1. Get your blender ready

food processor blender
Food processor blender.

If you don’t have a blender, feel free to substitute an appliance such as an immersion blender or food processor.

2. Prepare your fruit

Frozen fruits will usually give your smoothie bowl a thicker texture. If using fresh fruit, you may need to add some ice to achieve the proper “smooth bowl” consistency. You can also substitute any fruit in recipes. Here are some fruit substitutes that you might love to try:

  • Cherry
  • blueberries
  • Raspberry
  • pineapple
  • Melon or Cantaloupe
  • mango
  • Pomegranate

To get a thick and creamy consistency, you can add avocado. This will make your smoothie bowl richer.

You can also change the amount of fruit in the recipe if you feel it needs more for flavor or texture.

3. Add liquid

A smoothie bowl does not require as much liquid as a smoothie. Start by adding a tablespoon when mixing the fruit, and add more until you reach your desired consistency. There are many options for what type of liquid can be used. Try the following:

  • Dairy-free milk: Soy, almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Yogurt, either natural or flavored
  • Tea

4. Add flavor

Adding more flavorings is a great way to be more creative and add more flavor to your smoothie bowl. Here are some options:

  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Mint
  • All spices
  • Cocoa
  • Nut butter, such as peanut or almond.

5. Add some greens

This is a great way to add more nutritional value to your smoothie bowl. It’s very easy to hide the flavor, so you – or your kids – won’t even know it’s there! Some popular options are:

  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Salad
  • Cucumber
  • Coriander

6. Add sweetener

If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, feel free to add some sweetener to balance out the flavor. Add dates, honey or agave for a healthy sweetener.

If you are adding dates to your smoothie bowl, soak the dates in warm water for a few minutes before blending to make blending easier.

7. Mix

Once you have added all of your ingredients, secure the lid of the blender and begin blending at a slow speed. Start slowly increasing the speed of the blender to the highest speed. Blend for 10-30 seconds or until smooth.

8. Plate

Now that we have the base ready, take a bowl and plate your smoothie.

9. Garnish

Make Best Smoothie Bowl Thicker
Make Best Smoothie Bowl Thicker.

Now it’s time to add your favorite toppings! In fact, one of the main parts of making a smoothie bowl is the garnish. Try some of these options:

  • Chopped fruit
  • Chia seeds
  • Oat
  • Granola
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crushed nuts (such as almonds, cashews, or walnuts)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Quick steps to Make a Smoothie Bowl Thicker

1. Put all the ingredients in the blender

Gather all the above ingredients and put them in a blender.

2. Mix

Secure the lid of the blender and start blending at a slow speed. Gradually increase the speed of the blender, and blend it for about 10-30 seconds or until smooth.

3. Plate

Take a bowl and put your smoothie in it.

4. Garnish your smoothie bowl

Try decorating your food with any of the options below.

  • Chopped fruit
  • Chia seeds
  • Oat
  • Granola
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crushed nuts (such as almonds, cashews, or walnuts)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Meet Natalia, a New York City-based writer whose work has graced publications. She’s not just a wordsmith—Natalia is a fitness professional, life coach and yoga instructor. As a top barre and dance instructor, and Broadway performer, she brings a creative and dynamic touch to everything she does.

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