March 18, 2024

Make Your Own Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes

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If you want to learn how to make your own healthy smoothie bowl recipes, then you’re in the right place! Smoothie bowls are a great way to include each food group from MyPlate diet in a compact, efficient bowl. In this post you’ll discover how to craft the perfect nutrient-packed smoothie bowls that are bursting with flavor and nutrition! 

Find your Base: Fruits and Vegetables 

Start your smoothie bowl by selecting a vibrant array of colorful fruits and vegetables to lay the foundation of your bowl. Think succulent berries, sweet bananas, nutrient-rich spinach, or creamy avocado.  

Fruits and vegetables bring an array of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a healthy dose of fiber. Both food groups elevate your bowl's nutritional value. Fill at least half of your bowl with these colorful food groups, ensuring a bountiful serving of vital nutrients to kickstart your meal on the right note.  

Level Up With Protein 

Elevate your smoothie bowl's nutritional profile by incorporating a generous serving of protein. Whether it's velvety Greek yogurt, versatile tofu, or indulgent nut butter, the choice is yours. 

Protein plays a pivotal role in muscle repair, satiety, and sustained energy levels, making it a crucial component of your meal. By integrating a protein source, you'll not only enhance the flavor but also promote lasting fullness to power you through the day's adventures. 

Energy-Giving Grains 

Embrace the energy and nutrients that come from whole grains as you infuse your smoothie bowl with fiber-rich ingredients. Such ingredients include hearty oats, nutty quinoa, or crunchy whole grain granola.  

Whole grains offer a sustained energy release, keeping hunger pangs at bay and providing essential nutrients and energy to support your active lifestyle. Top off your bowl with a sprinkling of whole grains for added texture and a nutritional boost to your smoothie bowl recipes. 

Bone Strengthening Dairy 

For a creamy, calcium-rich finish, consider adding a dollop of Greek yogurt, a splash of low-fat milk, or fortified soy milk to your smoothie bowl recipes.  

Dairy products are brimming with bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin D, essential for overall health and wellbeing. Choose your preferred low-fat dairy or fortified soy dairy alternative to elevate the creaminess factor and enhance the nutritional value of your smoothie bowl. 

Healthy Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe 

Are you ready to craft your own nutrient-packed smoothie bowl recipes inspired by the USDA MyPlate diet? With a medley of fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and dairy products, you'll create a balanced smoothie bowl that fuels your body and mind! 

-Captain Create 

Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe 

 Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Recipes’ blog 


  • 2 medium frozen bananas, chopped 
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks or canned pineapple 
  • 2 heaping cups of kale or spinach 
  • Low fat milk as needed 
  • 1 cup whole grain granola 
  • Assorted fruit for topping 


  • Blend banana, pineapple and kale in a blender. Add a splash of milk as needed, but do your best to keep the smoothie as thick as possible. 
  • When ingredients are fully blended, transfer to a bowl that has 1/2 a cup of granola in the bottom. Add the smoothie on top of the granola, and then assemble your bowl with the rest of the granola and assorted fruit. 

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