Taste the real rainbow with this simple fruit smoothie bowl. Even the pickiest of picky eaters will fall in love with this vitamin C-packed bowl. Smoothie bowls are a fancy way to upgrade your daily smoothie. Try this fruit smoothie bowl with granola or some hemp hearts.

bowl full of smoothie and topped with strawberries, oranges, blueberries and kiwi.

The gorgeous deep purple color, thanks to the blueberries, is a favorite of many. Eating the rainbow never tasted so healthy and delicious! This thick and creamy smoothie bowl recipe is a tasty treat featured in my book, Simple Green Smoothies. If you ever feel like shaking up your green smoothie routine, then smoothie bowls are the way to go.

Table of Contents
  1. Fruit Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
  2. Smoothie Bowl Toppings
  3. How to Make a Fruit Smoothie Bowl
  4. Green Smoothie Bowl FAQs
  5. More Smoothie Bowl Recipes
  6. Fruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe
ingredients for a fruit smoothie bowl including blueberries, strawberries, orange, banana and spinach.

Fruit Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

I often call this a rainbow smoothie bowl since it really does include a rainbow of ingredients. Each one is a powerhouse of nutrients in its own way, but blended together it becomes the ultimate boost for your body through fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C.

  • Spinach: I love adding leafy greens to smoothie bowls to boost protein, vitamin C and fiber.
  • Orange: This awesome citrus acts as both fruit and liquid so no need to add extra water to this blended bowl.
  • Strawberries: Frozen strawberries are picked at the peak freshness so they are super sweet and bursting with flavor.
  • Blueberries: These tiny berries are antioxidant powerhouses and a mild ingredient for smoothie bowls.
  • Banana: Finish this recipe off with just a touch of sweetness from a fresh banana.
fresh and fruit in a blender before blending.

Smoothie Bowl Toppings

While you could eat a smoothie bowl plain, why would you deprive yourself of the opportunity for toppings? I topped the bowl with juicy oranges, bright kiwis, gorgeous strawberries and delightful blueberries. You can also use crunchy toppings like hemp hearts, nuts and seeds, or some healthy granola.

Swirling nut butter over the top adds healthy fat that tastes yummy as well as helps your body break down the natural fruit sugars. What’s your favorite way to top a fruit smoothie bowl?

Blendtec blender in the middle of blending a smoothie bowl.

How to Make a Fruit Smoothie Bowl

You can make your own smoothie bowl creation by simply decreasing the amount of liquid in your favorite smoothie recipes. If you want to make a fresh bowl right from the start, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Start by blending the spinach and orange until smooth. It might take a bit for your blender to break down the spinach leaves until there are no leafy chunks. I like to lightly peel my oranges so they keep the white pith on them, loaded with nutrients.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. Since the frozen fruit won’t have a whole lot of liquid to help them break down, use the tamper (if you’re using a high powered blender) or stop your blender and scrape down the sides as many times as needed for a smooth blend.
  3. Once your smoothie bowl reaches the consistency of soft serve ice cream, scoop into a bowl and top away!

Green Smoothie Bowl FAQs

Are smoothie bowls healthy?

They can be! My smoothie bowls use 100% real fruit and plant-based ingredients. Feel free to add leafy greens or plant-based protein powder for extra protein, healthy fat and nutrients to boost the goodness even more.

How do I make a smoothie bowl thicker?

Start with a very small amount of liquid. It should take a bit for your blender to fully blend a smoothie bowl and the end consistency should be like soft serve. Blending frozen fruit also helps thicken a smoothie bowl.

What’s in a smoothie bowl?

This fruit smoothie bowl features a rainbow of produce including spinach, orange, strawberries, blueberries and bananas. Don’t be afraid to try new ingredients. You never know what might taste fabulous together!

white bowl of smoothie topped with fresh fruit like strawberries, oranges, blueberries and kiwi.

More Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Do you have a favorite smoothie bowl recipe? If you do, share it with us in the comments below. We’d love to hear your favorite toppings too. We always love hearing from you! If you’re new to smoothie bowls then check out the below recipes for some new inspiration:

Don’t forget to rate + review this recipe after you’ve enjoyed it. I’d love to read how you topped yours!

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Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Taste the real rainbow with this Fruit Smoothie Bowl! Even the pickiest of picky smoothie drinkers will fall in love with this vitamin C-packed recipe. This deep purple smoothie bowl (thanks to the blueberries) will be loved by all ages.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 orange peeled
  • ½ cup strawberries frozen
  • ½ cup blueberries frozen
  • ½ banana
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional

Toppings

  • strawberries
  • orange sliced
  • banana sliced
  • kiwi peeled and sliced

Instructions 

  • Blend the spinach and orange until smooth.
  • Add the strawberries, blueberries and banana and blend again, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  • Pour into a bowl and top with sliced fruit.

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to chill down your smoothie bowl.
  • To cut down on the natural sugar swap 1/2 banana with 1/4 avocado.
  • Blend in plant-based protein powder for extra protein + healthy fat. 
  • Top as you wish with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and more! 

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 26mg, Potassium: 783mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 3194IU, Vitamin C: 133mg, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. Please tell me ther will be a downloadable version, as I dont live in the US and I reaaaallyy don’t want to miss this… Please please please!

  2. Everyone in my household loved this, including a vegetable-phobic husband and my African Grey parrot!

    Will the book be available in the UK?

    1. Hi Shelley,

      YAY! We’re so excited to hear your family loved our Rainbow Love Smoothie Bowl (parrot included)!!! And yes, our book will be available in the UK. You can pre-order your book now through Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, + Barnes & Noble. Learn more about our book here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/books

      Cheers 🙂

  3. My favorite concoction:
    2 handfuls baby spinach
    1 apple
    1 cup O.J.
    15 frozen strawberries
    1/2 stalk celery
    1 tbsp ground flax seed
    If needed, more OJ to make blending easier.
    On occasion I have added vanilla Greek yogurt, banana and blueberry.

    1. Hi Donna,

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing! Celery sounds like a rawesome addition to your green smoothie bowl!

      Cheers + happy blendin’!

  4. LOVE! Here’s my favorite variation
    1 packet frozen Acai Superfood pack
    1/2 banana, frozen
    1/4 cup Cashew Milk (or Almond)
    2 tsp. Cacao powder
    2 tsp. Maca Powder
    Blend, blend, blend

    Toppings:
    sliced bananas
    sliced almonds
    homemade coconut granola
    cacao nibs
    honey

    Sometimes I add frozen blueberries and a handful of spinach

    I can’t wait for the book!

    1. Hi America,

      We love blendin’ with acai + your smoothie bowl sounds rawesome!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

      Cheers 🙂

  5. Hiya! Fallen in love with your website, it’s inspiring me to start on my green smoothie journey!
    I’m from the UK and was wondering roughly how many grams is a cup of spinach? Or a cup of berries?

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Hi Holly,

      Yay! We’re so happy you found us in this busy internet world! Here are our suggested metric conversions…hope they help you to start blendin’!! Reach out with any questions!!

      Spices | Proteins | Superfoods:

      ½ tsp = 2mL
      1 tsp = 5mL
      2 tsp = 10mL
      1 TBSP = 15mL
      2 TBSP = 30mL

      Fruits:

      Mango | Pineapple | Strawberries | Beets | Carrots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Leafy Greens

      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL

      Liquids:

      Water | Coconut Water | Coconut Milk | Almond Milk | Fresh Squeezed Juice | Rice Milk

      ½ cup = 125mL
      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL

      Grams:

      1 cup of leafy greens = 30g
      2 cups of leafy greens = 60g

  6. I DO have a smoothie bowl!! I accidentally used too much:

    *4Tbs Trader Joe’s Milled Flaxseed with Blueberries*
    to what was intended as a smoothie and it’s GREAT spoonable from the fridge or freezer!
    Other ingredients are: 1 pint blueberries
    1/2 bag (5 oz) frozen diced sweet potatoes
    3 shakes of Vietnamese Cinnamon
    6 dried plums
    Enough Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk to blend smoothly.

    1. Hi DiAnna,

      What a happy + delicious accident! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

      Cheers 🙂

  7. Not that this is anything like the book coming out, when I started making smoothies for myself and husband (although he has since given up drinking them), I took all the receipes I had been given from you folks, if I found a receipe I liked I typed it up and I currently have a three ring binder full of them! I’m sure the book will be better

    1. Hi Kathy,

      That’s amazing to have so many different recipes to pull from! It helps keep your mornings + healthy living exciting!! We can’t wait to share our new recipes with you + hope you will add them to your collection.

      Cheers!

  8. Oh, the wait is agonizing…!

    The 21 day detox has pretty much ruined me for other food. I can hardly wait for this book!

    1. Hi Karen,

      We’re counting down the days too! We can’t wait to have our book on shelves + share all of our new recipes with our amazing SGS community!

      Cheers 🙂

  9. Can not wait for November! I preordered the book on iBooks…I’m hoping this book will inspire me to take the first step I need to start looking after myself 🙂

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      We can’t wait either! Counting down the days until we can share our passion in book form!!

      Cheers 🙂

  10. Yay! Congratulations! Preordered on Amazon and can’t wait to see the book.
    Love ya ladies! You’ve made vegetables yummy – and FUN!

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thank you so much for supporting Simple Green Smoothies, we can’t wait for you to enjoy all of our new recipes starting on November 3rd!

  11. Hi! I’m so excited for your new book (just pre-ordered on Amazon). I loved the 21 day detox. Everything you do is just over-the-top beautiful. You can tell you put your heart & souls into this work.

    Thank you for all that you share! <3

    1. Hi KC,

      Thank you so much for your support + kind words! We are blessed with an amazing photographer + Jen’s beautiful designs!

  12. So glad I found you guys. I’m into my second week of green smoothies and now love getting up in the mornings at the thought of which delicious smoothie I’m going to have. Thank you, thank you, thank you from far away New Zealand.

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Yay! We’re so excited you found us in this busy internet world! Which recipe has been your favorite?

  13. Love all your green smoothies! Have been drinking at least one a day since January 2015. Feeling great! Pre-ordered your book on Barnes and Noble — can’t wait til November! Keep on rawking!!

    1. Hi Joan,

      Oh, KALE yeah!! We can’t wait to share our book with you, it’s been a major labor of love!

  14. Pre Ordered on Amazon! Can’t wait to get it!! I love your recipes because they are so simple and delicious!

    1. Hi Michele,

      Rawesome! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us + supporting SGS!

      Let the countdown to November 3rd begin!!

    1. Yay!! We can’t wait to share our book with you, it’s been a true labor of love! Thank you so much for your support of Simple Green Smoothies!

      Cheers 🙂