If you are looking to shed a few pounds in the new year, these three smoothie bowls for weight loss will give you some go-to breakfast options. You probably have had your fair share of smoothies in the past and with the help of smoothie bowls, you can kiss breakfast through a straw goodbye once you get a taste of these.
You get all the same health benefits of a refreshing smoothie but with something extra: toppings! Toppings are what make smoothie bowls so special because it reminds me of eating an ice cream sundae first thing in the morning- but without the high sugar overload. Plus since the smoothies all feature fruit, you’re getting some proper nutrition like fiber to help keep off hunger until lunch. Each smoothie bowl also has a great source of protein, which is important for muscle during a weight loss journey.
Read more about each of my three smoothie bowls for weight loss to learn about the ingredients and health benefits.
Acai Smoothie Bowl
You might have heard about smoothie bowls first by way of Acai bowls. There’s no need to go to a trendy smoothie spot when you can make your own Acai Smoothie Bowl at home. You can find serving size packs of frozen acai at most grocery stores, making it even easier to conveniently whip one up yourself.
Aside from the delicious flavor of acai, this powerful superfood is packed with antioxidants to help fight off disease. I blended the acai with oats for fiber to keep you full, plant-based protein powder for muscle, and coconut water for hydration to give it this incredible thick texture that you will love with each spoonful.
Top this smoothie bowl with strawberries, blueberries, and chia seeds for even more antioxidants and to look as pretty as the bowls you see all over the place!
Green Smoothie Bowl
You’ve probably tried green smoothies, but what about a green smoothie bowl? The green comes from an unexpected smoothie ingredient: avocado! Avocado is a great addition to smoothies because it is a great source of healthy fat. But that’s not all, because more green comes from matcha powder. That, plus green tea, makes this smoothie bowl a great replacement for a morning cup of coffee because you’ll get some caffeine as well as antioxidants. Skip out on that morning cup of joe and instead get this bowl of fruits!
Now that we have those special ingredients out of the way, there is one smoothie ingredient that’s pretty typical: bananas. My tip for frozen bananas is to meal prep them and freeze bananas ahead of time. I recommend slicing the bananas first and try freezing in a flat layer so the frozen banana can evenly blend. The smoothie bowl is even topped with fresh bananas, which are a great source of potassium. The fresh kiwis and hemp seeds will not only provide more fiber, it will also give this smoothie bowl some good texture in each bite.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
If you’re looking for a sweet treat without the guilt, try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl. You’ll get a good source of protein from the Greek yogurt as well as the peanut butter topping, and the bananas both in the smoothie and on the top provide fiber and potassium. The indulgent flavor comes from the cacao powder and the shaved dark chocolate. You might be surprised to see chocolate on a weight loss recipe, but because it is a good source of antioxidants, a little bit on the top will treat your sweet tooth without a sugar overload.
Now that you read all about my Three Smoothie Bowls for Weight Loss, which one will you try first? I recommend switching it up throughout the week to mix up both the flavors and health benefits each morning.
- Acai Smoothie Bowl
- 1 pack of frozen Acai 3.53oz
- ⅓ cup oats
- ¼ cup coconut water
- 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
- Toppings: Sliced strawberries, blueberries and chia seeds
- Green Smoothie Bowl
- 1 small avocado or ½ large avocado
- Half frozen banana
- ½ cup cold brewed green tea
- 1 tsp. Matcha powder
- 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
- Toppings: sliced bananas, kiwi and hemp seeds
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp. Unsweetened Cacao powder
- Toppings: peanut butter, shaved dark chocolate and sliced bananas
- For each smoothie bowl, blend all ingredients except the toppings.
- Add the smoothie to a bowl and then top with toppings.