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How To Make A Smoothie Bowl

How To Make A Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls always look picture-perfect - but how on Earth are they made? This video tutorial by PumpUp member @rawincollege demonstrates how to layer all kinds of fruity toppings onto your blended creations. The trick is to arrange everything in concentric circles. To make a smoothie bowl, blend your smoothie ingredients together, spoon it out into a bowl, and level the surface of your smoothie with the back of a spoon. Slice up your fruits and arrange your toppings on the outer edge of the bowl first, before placing another 'circle' of toppings within that circle.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Smoothie Ever

The Best Vegan Chocolate Smoothie Ever

This is my absolute favourite vegan chocolate smoothie of all time. It's a recipe from my first vegan cookbook - it immediately stood out to me and the book has been my companion for almost 2 years. You need to make this vegan chocolate smoothie: it's quick, delicious, and so versatile.  

This is the easiest smoothie bowl recipe on the planet

This is the easiest smoothie bowl recipe on the planet


In life, much like smoothies, you get out what you put in. Thankfully, this smoothie bowl requires very few ingredients to be equally as nutritious and delicious for you. All you'll need is one banana and a cup of mixed berries. Add a bit of water or the milk of your choice to make the mixture less thick. Keep these two ingredients on hand with you at all time, and you'll always be sure to make smoothies whenever, wherever. The roster of fruits sand powders that go into other smoothie bowls can make your head spin with dizziness. This recipe is a no-fuss way to fill yourself up with fibre and potassium and drink your antioxidants. If intense sugar cravings hit you hard when the going gets tough, don't panic. This is the easiest smoothie bowl to help you destress.

The easiest smoothie bowl ever

  • Water or the milk of your choice, to taste
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed berries


Add liquid into your blender first, followed, by the other fruit ingredients. Pulse until the big chunks of bananas and berries are broken up, then blend until smooth. Pour into a large to medium bowl and top with a sprinkling of granola or the fruit of your choice.

Easiest smoothie bowl ever - just 2 ingredients // the PumpUp Blog

Pro tip: Freeze measured out portions of banana and mixed berries in Ziploc bags so that you always have a smoothie ready, even when you're cramming for a test at 4:00 am.

This recipe for the easiest smoothie bowl ever was contributed by PumpUp member @h3artt0h3art.


Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl


This Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl is perfect if you feel weak and have low energy levels. If you just woke up from a night out, this smoothie bowl has your back. It’s rich in potassium and contains over 90% of your daily Vitamin A and Vitamin C needs. Blueberries are known for their antioxidants, which maintain your health by decreasing your risk of contracting heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, and cancer. I topped the smoothie bowl with leftover banana slices, blueberries, cacao nibs, dried goji berries, and bee pollen. Bee pollen is particularly good for your immune system! Try a bit of it first — you might be allergic to it.

I was really inspired to create this Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl because it’s packed with fruits and berries called superfoods. That’s why I incorporated Açai powder, wheatgrass powder, and blueberries into this recipe. To get an even extra boost of minerals, you can add coconut water and make it a regular smoothie.

I really love to develop new smoothie recipes. Sometimes they’re green, purple, and red — but sometimes I mess up the colours and it turns out brown!

Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl - A perfect way to re-energize your morning // The PumpUp Blog

Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp Acai Powder
  • 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
  • Squeeze of lemon

Topped with: Banana, blueberries, dried goji berries, cacao nibs, and bee pollen.

Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. If you're using frozen bananas, pulse them first to make sure that they break apart evenly. Pour into a bowl and decorate it with the toppings of your choice.

This Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl was created by PumpUp member @learntobreathe

Raw Vegan Recipes from July [VIDEO]: Smoothie Bowl and Sushi Salad

Raw Vegan Recipes from July [VIDEO]: Smoothie Bowl and Sushi Salad

IMG_7633.jpg Love healthy and easy recipes? PumpUp member @rawincollege has you covered on all bases. Her banana berry smoothie bowl and sushi salad raw vegan recipes can be prepared in a snap— you'll want to make them again and again. Watch the full video above to learn how to make her favorite July creations step-by-step. These raw vegan recipes are simple, affordable, and designed for optimal health.

Raw Vegan Recipes : Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl // The PumpUp Blog

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl


  • Frozen berries
  • Frozen bananas
  • Ripe bananas
  • Dragon fruit
  • Kiwi

Blend frozen berries and bananas together until smooth. This will be your base. Layer on the toppings of your choice. This recipe uses sliced ripe bananas, dragon fruit, and kiwi.

Raw vegan recipes // Sushi Salad - The PumpUp Blog

Sushi Salad


  • Cauliflower
  • Shredded carrots
  • Avocado
  • Red cabbage
  • Bell peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Kale sprouts

Roughly chop cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor to make cauliflower rice. Julienne or shred carrots and slice red cabbage bell peppers, and cucumber. Halve and scoop out an avocado and either dice it or leave it intact. Top sushi rice with kale sprouts.

This gorgeous green smoothie bowl will change your morning

This gorgeous green smoothie bowl will change your morning


Not a fan of protein powder or frozen fruit? This green smoothie bowl delivers. It's a perfect way to refuel after long morning walks or quick sprints. Make this into a DIY smoothie pack to kick off your day in a more seamless way. Just measure out all of the ingredients into freezer-safe bags, and stow them away when you're ready for them. If you like this green smoothie bowl to be a little less thick, add a touch of water or use the milk of your choice to loosen it up.

Gorgeous green smoothie bowl

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 mango


  • Flaxseed
  • Raspberries
  • Banana slices

Gorgeous green smoothie bowl // The PumpUp Blog

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with flaxseed, raspberries, and banana slices. Use a straw to disperse the flaxseed more neatly over the surface of the green smoothie bowl.

What are your favourite ways to make this green smoothie bowl? Would you top this recipe differently? Let us know in the comments below! Share your best smoothie recipes with the #smoothie hashtag on PumpUp for a chance to be featured on our blog! This recipe was contributed by PumpUp member @learntobreathe


Paradise-perfect tropical smoothie bowl

Paradise-perfect tropical smoothie bowl


Dream of paradise, piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain with this picture-perfect tropical smoothie bowl by PumpUp member alyssarhoades. It's vegan and requires no milk (not even milk substitutes)! Frozen bananas lend a creamy and thick texture, while mangoes and papaya add a distinctly sweet flavour reminiscent of sunnier times. Escape like Houdini to a different world and enjoy this vegan tropical smoothie bowl that is perfect for you to prepare for your fabulous mother and for yourself on Monther's Day

Tropical Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 papaya
  • 1 whole mango
  • a few chunks organic pineapple


  • Coconut flakes
  • Passion fruit
  • Banana slices
  • Raspberries
  • Chia Seeds

Blend 4 fruits together and magic happens. This paradise-perfect tropical smoothie bowl recipe from the PumpUp blog is as creamy as it is delicious. Frozen bananas add a nice velvety texture while mango, papaya, and pineapple chunks add distinctly sweet notes reminiscent of beach boardwalks and rolling waves. Make this healthy smoothie recipe for your next breakfast!

Find this tropical smoothie bowl recipe on the PumpUp community using the hashtag #smoothie and check out our other tasty and refreshing smoothie recipes. Have a slurp-worthy smoothie bowl recipe to share with the PumpUp Community? Share your photos on the app or tag your best recipes with #TeamPumpUp on Instagram.

Guess the secret ingredient in this chocolate berry smoothie bowl

Guess the secret ingredient in this chocolate berry smoothie bowl


With the right ingredients, it isn't difficult to mask the taste of vegetables in most culinary creations. After all, not everybody particularly enjoys munching on leafy greens straight-up at the crack of dawn.  Stay energized in the morning by slurping on something that is tasty and good for you in equal measure. The secret is to overwhelm the flavour of cruciferous vegetables with a tango of other tastes: chocolate and vanilla protein. Nobody would ever be able to guess that there's spinach in your smoothie bowl. Packed with maca, avocado, spirulina, and protein powder, this chocolate berry smoothie bowl is packed with nutritious surprises.

Vegan chocolate berry smoothie bowl

  • 1 banana
  • Handful or two of spinach
  • Handful of frozen cherries and blueberries
  • 1 tbsp hemp chocolate protein
  • 1 tbsp raw vanilla protein
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1/4 a small avocado
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

Vegan chocolate berry smoothie bowl - You'll hardly be able to taste the spinach in this. Don't be scared. Don't be intimidated. Chocolate is involved.

This vegan chocolate berry smoothie bowl recipe is courtesy of PumpUp member @veganyogi. Find more smoothie recipes from the PumpUp community here, and by searching the #smoothie tag on PumpUp. Have an amazing smoothie recipe to share with the PumpUp community? Let us know in the comments below or tag them on Instagram with #TeamPumpUp. 

The only banana berry smoothie bowl you need in your life

The only banana berry smoothie bowl you need in your life


Craving something sweet, filling, and good for you? This Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl is free of fat and processed sugars and I know you will absolutely LOVE it!! It is so delicious and easy to make…this recipe will take you under ten minutes and you only need a few ingredients! What you will need for the base:

  • 2 medium frozen bananas
  • 1 medium ripe bananas
  • 1.5 cups of frozen mixed berries


Place your frozen bananas in a food processor or a high speed blender until you achieve a creamy, ice cream consistency:



Next, add your frozen berries and blend until it is smooth throughout:


IMG_2654Pour your base into a big bowl and top it with fresh fruit of your choice! I also added some hemp seeds and crushed almonds for a little crunch! Enjoy your guilt free, delectable Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl!!

This banana berry smoothie bowl recipe was written by Ashley Hampton (PumpUp:@rawincollege), a college student looking to spread the power of the raw vegan lifestyle through her positive posts and vibrant photos. Check out her blog.

Refuel with this 3 ingredient smoothie bowl

Refuel with this 3 ingredient smoothie bowl


Smoothies can still be Pinterest-worthy without the hassle of looking through Kitchen Stuff Plus for mason jars and paper straws.  A new trend has arrived in the world of smoothie preparation. That trend, friends, is the smoothie bowl. Though you may love the efficiency of gulping down a refreshing smoothie after a workout, there's something to be said about taking your time to really enjoy your food and reflect upon every little chia seed swimming through your mouth (we're exaggerating: that's ridiculous, you probably wouldn't do that). So grab a bowl, grab a spoon, and make this honest-to-goodness 3 ingredient smoothie bowl. It's not as complicated as some of the vegan/gluten-free/non-fat/paleo/etc. recipes that you'll see floating around the internet. This 3 ingredient smoothie bowl from PumpUp member ilovemaki is made with simple ingredients for fuss-free preparation.

For the 3 ingredient smoothie bowl

  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 vanilla yogurt cup (greek yogurt works best if you like a thicker consistency)

For the toppings

  • Chia seeds
  • Tbsp of all-natural peanut butter or nut butter

For more smoothie recipes, check out these PumpUp Blog posts.

6 Super Smoothie-bowl recipes for the Superbowl


Super Smoothie Bowl Recipes for the Super Bowl (and the rest of your life)

We never NEVER pass up on a great smoothie. Nor do we ignore opportunities to combine great puns with great smoothies. 

Let’s have a different kind of bowl on Super Bowl weekend. Let’s have smoothie bowls.

Can’t be beet


Recipe combination by PumpUp member akrey

  • 1/2 Beetroot
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry
  • 1/4 cup Raspberrys
  • Squeeze of Lime
  • Grated Ginger
  • Juice of 1 Orange

Blend all in desired quantities

Princess Peach


Recipe combination by PumpUp member @jadeadickson

  • 1 Banana
  • Few slices of peach
  • Frozen mango chunks, about 1/2 cup
  • Granola, almonds, strawberries, raspberries (to garnish)

Yoshi-Green Avocado Smoothie


Recipe combination by PumpUp member @carolinewaters35

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2-1/4 cup almond milk, depending on how viscous you like smoothies
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Pineapple chunks, to taste
  • Handful of kale
  • Cinnamon
  • A dash of protein powder

Goji Berry Greatness


Recipe posted by PumpUp member @cheyennenauta  

  • 200 ml fresh apple juice
  • 100 g beets
  • 40g froze raspberries
  • 10 g goji berries
  • 5 g chia seeds

Fate, don’t kale me now


Recipe posted by PUmpUp member @jenngetsfit 

  • Handful of kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon

I keep on fallin’


Recipe posted by PumpUp member @bethstevenson

  • Handful of mango chunks
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Almond Milk
  • Muesli, strawberries, chia to garnish