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3 Perfect Smoothie Bowls You Can Make in Under 5 Minutes

January 25th, 2017 at 2:00am

Not sure you heard, but eating breakfast is kind of important. Most college students are guilty of over snoozing and opting for a grab-and-go sugary bar or skipping the meal entirely. Not good.

Finding a breakfast that is both nutritious and quick is key. Enter: the smoothie bowl. Not only do they check the boxes in the time and health department, but they are also super fun to experiment with. Plus there’s nothing more mouthwatering and Instagram-worthy than a thick smoothie loaded with crunchy granola, fresh fruits, and toasted coconut.

Try out these three flavors that are quick, delicious, and totally worth you forgoing that second (or third) snooze for!


The avocado is so versatile because it can go from savory as toast topper or mashed into guacamole to sweet with this green smoothie bowl. Blend two avocados alongside a tablespoon of honey, ice, and a cup of non-dairy milk like almond, coconut, or rice. When you’re on the go, this is the fastest smoothie bowl one could make because it has very few smoothie ingredients. Go green and get out the door!

Very Berry Acai

Acai (ah-sigh-EE) is a Brazilian berry that tastes like blackberries and dark chocolate. If the chocolate taste wasn’t a big enough selling point, it’s also a superfood packed with antioxidants and is a good source of fiber, vitamin A, and protein. Toss in a cup of frozen berries with two tablespoons of acai berry powder, a fresh banana, and a cup of non-dairy milk. You’re welcome to add a tablespoon of protein powder or almond butter. Life hack: don’t use frozen bananas because you have let them thaw for five minutes before peeling, and we have no time to waste before that early lecture!

Strawberry Banana

This classic combination works like a charm. Mix a handful of frozen strawberries and one banana with a cup of non-dairy milk. Then, slice an unpeeled kiwi. Yes, kiwi skin is totally edible. It actually triples the fiber intake and you get more vitamin C. Plus, it saves you time from rummaging around for a peeler.


When you only have five minutes to make something and get out the door, keep cutting fruit to a minimum and opt for berries (because everyone has enough time to grab a handful of blueberries). Some of the ingredients I use to top my smoothie are granola, unsalted and roasted sunflower seeds, toasted coconut flakes, and chia seeds.

What’s your favorite smoothie bowl combination? Have any other toppings we have to try? Let us know in the comments below!