Anytime Daniel and I travel, I search every travel and food site for the best smoothie bowls.
I’m sure there’s lots of smoothie bowl places right in my back yard, but let’s be real. I do not want to pay $9 every time I want one- which is A LOT. I feel a little bit better about it when it’s in the name of “vacation.”
But what about all the times I just need a yummy bowl at home?
Obviously I have to make my own, but that’s not always the easiest.
Can we just talk for a second about how touchy smoothies and smoothie bowls are? Am I the only person that has made the exact *same* smoothie with the exact same ratios only to have it turn out completely different? That’s just plain annoying.
Smoothie bowls can be even more touchy. You want them to be smooth and creamy, but still thick enough to eat with a spoon- and you need to accomplish that without them being grainy.
I say all of that to say, it is important to always start out with smaller amounts of liquid and work your way up to the recipe amount. You can’t take away liquid, but you can always add more!
Do you want another fun tip?
Layer your bowl with toppings in the middle! You won’t end up with all your toppings gone with half of your smoothie left!
Oh, one more tip?
Get creative. As long as the base of your bowl is good, you can really add whatever toppings you want! You can also easily swap out ingredients as long as they are equal substitutes!
For this particular smoothie bowl, I wanted it to be grain free, but you can really use any granola or combination of seeds, nuts, and dried fruits. If you are looking for a good clean granola, try this one!