if you’ve never tried a smoothie bowl, you’re seriously missing out

By Caroline Huffstetler

smoothie bowl making with Tori of kitchen + kraft...it's when she shared the magic of smoothie bowls with me! :) photo cred: Tori

smoothie bowl making with Tori of kitchen + kraft...it's when she shared the magic of smoothie bowls with me! :) photo cred: Tori

The Nutty Life instagram (@nuttylife.boston) is loaded with pictures of smoothies and smoothie bowls.  What’s a smoothie bowl? It’s your smoothie poured into a bowl and doused with the most scrumptious toppings in the entire world.  My biggest inspiration is my talented friend Tori of kitchen + kraft (rad things for mindful living).  And let me tell you – all of her stuff is rad! If you haven’t seen or browsed her hand-dyed pillows and aprons and napkins, scope it out here: http://www.kitchenandkraft.com/

more smoothie bowl making with Tori! She gets the photo cred again :)

more smoothie bowl making with Tori! She gets the photo cred again :)

Tori also has the most impeccable instagram I think I’ve ever seen, especially when it comes to smoothie bowls (@kitchenandkraft).  Ahem, hers is the gorgeous one pictured above, next to my messy bowl.  When Tori and I meet up, it’s usually at one of our houses to craft a scrumptious and beautiful smoothie bowl.  She’s the one who taught me all about it!

Making a smoothie bowl is easy.  Grab your favorite type of milk (we usually choose Nutty Life simply cashew mylk) & blend it together with some of your favorite fruits, veggies, seeds, and powders in a blender.  Our go-to is blueberries, spinach, banana, chia seeds, spirulina, and maca powder.  I never measure out my smoothies.  I simply put in whatever amount of each ingredient my little heart desires that morning. 

You can use anything for your toppings! I usually like fresh fruit, goji berries, mulberries, almond butter, cacao nibs, coconut shreds, and of course granola! Sometimes I take 15 minutes to decorate my bowl & sometimes I take 1 minute.  If you have some creative energy, it’s fun to carefully place every single morsel.  If you’re getting a little HANGRY (that’s angry because you’re so hungry), then just sprinkle your toppings around without a care.

smoothie bowls with friends is the best!

smoothie bowls with friends is the best!

Grab a giant spoon & enjoy! Smoothie bowls are a great activity to bring the family together for breakfast or for friends who are looking for a healthy way to bond :) I could eat one for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…

Stay happy and healthy :)

Caroline