So long, cereal. 

By Betty Gold and Grace Elkus
Updated August 16, 2019
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These nutritious smoothie bowls have become our new breakfast staple—and for good reason. Topped with fresh fruit, granola, seeds, and nut butter (and, okay, the occasional shaving of chocolate), they have more staying power than a traditional sipped-on smoothie. Make one of these smoothie bowl recipes as a treat for yourself, or invite friends over and build them together.

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1

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

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

Place 1 pear, sliced, ½ 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

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

Place ½ grapefruit, sectioned, ½ 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.