Options for Making a Plant-Based Smoothie Bowl

If you want to have a yummy smoothie bowl, but are following a plant-based diet, you
can’t make it in the same way others do. Most smoothie bowl recipes ask for yogurt and
milk, which of course is not allowed on a vegan diet. Here are some ideas for making a
plant-based smoothie bowl.

Thicken it Without Yogurt

One of the difficulties with making a smoothie bowl that is vegan-based, is that you lose
the thickness when you don’t use yogurt. The yogurt really helps to thicken it up so that
it works in a bowl, and not just a smoothie you drink with a straw. You can always use a
dairy-free yogurt, but it’s not your only option. Another way to go is by adding banana to
every smoothie. You can use a frozen banana or use a banana that is fresh, though
frozen is often preferred. Another way to thicken it up is to freeze almond milk in an ice
cube tray, and use those as your ice cubes.

Always Use Frozen Fruit

When it comes to having a good plant-based smoothie, you of course will have lots of
fruits and veggies. With the fruit, you should try to use frozen fruit whenever possible.
The frozen fruit is going to be blended up like ice in your smoothie, which gives it a
creamy and frothy consistency. If you use fresh fruit, you might end up with too much
juice, causing it to be watery and not the consistency of a smoothie bowl you are
looking for.

Try Adding More Nut Butter

This is a great way to increase the protein and fiber of your smoothie bowl, while also
making it the right thickness for a vegan option. Nut butter is really easy to add to a
smoothie, plus it tastes amazing. You can go with a standard peanut butter, or nut
almond butter, cashew butter, or any other type of nut butter you enjoy.

Go With a Dairy-Free Milk

Many smoothies also ask for a little bit of milk to increase the creaminess of the mixture,
but this is easy to remedy when you are following a plant-based diet. Just switch to a
diary-free milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or even soy milk. You can go for the
sweetened or flavored variety, or just stick to unsweetened and get all the flavor from
your fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds.