The key to making a super thick smoothie is frozen fruit. I always use a frozen banana as my base for a smoothie bowl. Even if you don't like banana you can mask the taste of the banana by adding other fruits, but the frozen banana will give you a super thick smoothie. I love adding strawberries, blueberries and peaches (all frozen) to give the smoothie a tropical taste.
If you have a picky eater and want to sneak in some extra veggies without them knowing it's a lot easier than you think. You have to add sweet fruit to mask the taste of the veggies. If you add spinach or kale use banana, pineapple, and maybe some berries or mango which will give the smoothie a very tropical flavor and aside from the color (it will likely be green) you'll never know there's veggies in it.
I also love adding avocado in smoothies. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and make smoothies nice and thick, plus you can't taste them. I've had so many taste testers be shocked to learn that there's avocado in a smoothie.
If you're looking to have a smoothie for breakfast up the protein so you stay full longer by adding a scoop of protein powder, but make sure it's a high quality protein powder. You can also add fiber, which will also keep you feeling full, by adding oats in.
You have to have some liquid to be able to blend the smoothie. I always use almond milk, but you can use any liquid you like- coconut milk, regular milk, cashew milk, etc.
Of course if you're going to have a smoothie bowl you have to have toppings! My favorite toppings are fresh fruit, a little bit of granola, chia seeds, and hemp hearts. Don't overdo your toppings because you still want your smoothie bowl to be healthy :)
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What is your favorite smoothie bowl combo? What are your favorite toppings?