In the muggy heat of August, motivation to whip up elaborate meals is all but lost—that is, unless they’ll cool us down. Luckily, refreshing smoothie bowls offer the ultimate trifecta of healthy food perks: They’re delicious, beautiful, and oh-so-easy to make.
Here are 14 healthy smoothie bowl recipes that’ll ramp up your breakfast game—and your Insta cred.
1. Super Green Smoothie Bowl
via Minimalist Baker
This nutritionally dense bowl incorporates hemp, kale, and spinach for a big dose of greens. Never fear, though: The berries, nut butter, and frozen bananas cancel out any earthy taste.
2. Vegan Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl
Want the health benefits of a smoothie, but the satisfying crunch of cereal? Search no more. This vegan bowl uses granola and chia seeds for lots of added texture.
3. Chocolate Hazelnut Hemp Smoothie Bowl
via My Darling Vegan
Sometimes you just have to give in to that chocolate craving. Keep it healthy by mixing the cacao with nuts, hemp, and dates.
4. Coconut Banana Oats Bowl with Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa
via Half Baked Harvest
Quinoa may not be the most common addition to a smoothie, but hear us out. Its toasted crunch is like a less caloric version of granola, and the sesame adds a savory layer to balance the mango’s sweetness.
5. Mega Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl
via Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat
This jam-packed acai bowl is chock full of antioxidants. The banana, raspberries, and blueberries pack it with healthy vitamins.
6. Berry Smoothie Bowl
via Simple Veganista
This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bowl will give you the perfect amount of carbs, protein, and healthy fats to jumpstart your day.
7. Avocado Smoothie Bowl
via the Food Faith Fitness
Is it really a healthy food trend if avocados aren’t involved? This creamy bowl also uses pomegranate and coconut for a fruity twist.
8. Very Berry Beet Smoothie Bowl
via The Modern Buttery
Take advantage of beet season with this hearty meal, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Berries and coconut flakes complement the beets’ rich flavor.
9. Matcha Mint Chip Bowl
via The First Mess
It might sound—and taste—like decadent ice cream, but this concoction is mostly made of matcha, cashews, and raw greens, so there’s nothing to feel guilty about.
10. Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
via Kath Eats
Can’t wait for fall? This pumpkin spice-inspired, yogurt-based recipe will give you a taste of the coming season, while cooling you off in the present.
11. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
via Keepin It Kind
If you’ve never used dragon fruit, here’s your chance. Making these brightly colored, carotene-rich bowls is enough reason to stock up.
12. Spiced Apple and Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl
via Kitchen Konfidence
Another recipe that’ll have you dreaming of fall, this thick and comforting bowl packs in lots of filling ingredients, but only requires a few minutes with a blender.
13. Tropical Smoothie Bowl
via Betty Crocker
The pineapple, mango, and coconut in this bowl recall idyllic days on the beach. Try it for a taste of the tropics, even if you’re just in your apartment.
14. Lemon Cream Pie Smoothie Bowl
via Blissful Basil
Blend coconut milk, bananas, lemon juice, and maple syrup for a creamy summer treat. Toss in berries or real lemon for an extra light and refreshing zest.
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