How To Create The Perfect Smoothie Bowl

Summer is in full swing and so is the world’s latest and greatest trend— smoothie bowls. Not only are they delicious, but they are jam-packed with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, which is key for maintaining that bikini bod.

Smoothie bowl shops have recently been popping up all around the country. Almost every popular beach town has one, and in fact, you can even find one here in State College at Yogurt Express on College Ave.

The only downfall to these magical bowls of goodness? The price. Most bowls range from 9-12 dollars just for a single serving. Ain’t nobody got money for that.

Spoiler alert— you don’t have to break the bank just to enjoy this healthy summer snack.

Run to the supermarket, grab all the necessary ingredients, and BANG— you have unlimited bowls in the comfort of your own home. If you’re up for it, toss your bowl in a cooler and bring it to the beach with you! On-the-go bowls = genius!

Whether you are in the mood for something fruity, green or chocolaty, Valley has you covered.

What you will need:
  • Blender
  • Medium sized bowl and spoon
  • Ingredients listed below
  • Phone to snap a pic for Snapchat or Instagram (duh)
What You’ll Do:
  • Place all ingredients in blender
  • Blend until creamy
  • Add ice if needed to create a smoothie-like texture
  • Pour blend in to bowl, garnish with toppings and enjoy!
Berry Banana Bowl
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 frozen sliced bananas
  • 4 tablespoons açaí powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons nut or seed butter
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon honey


  • Sliced fresh fruit (bananas, strawberries and raspberries recommended)
  • Granola coconut flakes
  • Chia or hemp seeds
  • Honey drizzle
Green Smoothie Bowl
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (use strawberries/raspberries for a greener smoothie)
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 1 small handful kale (remove large stems)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons peanut butter


  • Chia seeds
  • Granola
  • Raw nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts etc.)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Fresh berries
  • Hemp seeds
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
  • ½ cup rice milk
  • 4 bananas (2 frozen, 2 room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 dates


  • sliced banana
  • shredded coconut
  • chopped dark chocolate
  • sesame seeds
  • chocolate/peanut butter drizzle

Which bowl is your favorite? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram @ValleyMag!