How To Make A Well-Balanced Smoothie Bowl

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a smoothie bowl making workshop hosted by blogger and holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health. I’ve never made a smoothie bowl before, but after trying one for the first time, I’m hooked.

I was completely blown away by how easy it is to make one, and am glad to know the dos and don’ts. According to Joy, a well-balanced smoothie bowl contains protein, phytonutrients, good fat and fiber – and can be served in a bowl, a coconut or a even a pineapple. I bet a watermelon would serve well too if you’re extra hungry!

Here’s a tasty smoothie bowl recipe for you to try.

Photo: Tori Wesszer

Coconut Crunch Smoothie Bowl


  • 1 banana
  • 2 stalks celery
  • Handful fresh spinach
  • Thumb size ginger root
  • 1 apple
  • 1 scoop fermented vegan protein, coconut flavour
  • 1 scoop greens+O plain
  • ½ avocado
  • Nut milk to desired consistency


Place all ingredients into a blender and give a whirl until smooth and creamy.


Top with your choice of fresh fruit. I used banana, strawberries and raspberries. For the crunch, I added granola, cashews and toasted coconut flakes.