5 Smoothie Bowls That Will Brighten Up Your Morning

So long, cereal. 

These nutritious bowls have become our new breakfast staple—and for good reason. Topped with fresh fruit, granola, seeds, and nuts (and, okay, the occasional shaving of chocolate), they have more staying power than a traditional sipped-on smoothie. Make one as a treat for yourself, or invite friends over and build them together.

1

Acai Coconut Smoothie Bowl

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Photo by Grace Elkus

Run 2 frozen acai packets under warm water for 10 seconds. Break the acai into pieces and place in a blender with ½ frozen banana, ½ cup frozen blueberries and ½ cup coconut water. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with 2 tablespoons granola, 2 tablespoons toasted coconut chips, ¼ cup fresh blueberries and ½ banana, sliced.

2

Kale-Apple Smoothie Bowl

Place 1 cup chopped kale, ½ apple, chopped, ½ frozen banana and ¼ cup apple juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with ¼ cup sliced apple, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, and 1 kiwi, sliced

3

Creamy Pear and Oat Smoothie Bowl

Place 1 pear, sliced½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 2 pitted dates, ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup plain unsweetened almond milk, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with 2 tablespoons puffed wheat cereal, ¼ cup sliced pear, ½ banana, sliced, and a drizzle of honey.  



4

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl

Place 1 frozen banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 2 tablespoons almond butter, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder and ½ cup almond milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, 1 tablespoon shaved semi-sweet chocolate, and ¼ cup sliced strawberries

5

Tropical Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

Place ½ grapefruit, sectioned½ cup frozen peaches, ½ cup frozen mango, ¼ cup orange juice and ½ cup ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with 2 tablespoons toasted coconut chips, 2 tablespoons granola, and ¼ cup sliced strawberries