Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas

When it comes to topping your smoothie bowls, there are numerous options to add flavor, texture, and visual appeal. But at the same time, so many great toppings add in wonderful nutrition, such as superfoods.  Here are some ideas!

  • Fresh Fruit: Sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana slices, or diced mango can add a burst of freshness to your smoothie – and is a great way to add a pop of color!
  • Nuts and Seeds: Sprinkle chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans, or pumpkin seeds for a crunchy element. They also provide healthy fats and additional nutrients.
  • Granola: Add a sprinkle of granola to give your smoothie some extra crunchiness. Choose varieties with minimal added sugar or make your own at home.  You can also make your own homemade granola!
  • Coconut Flakes: Toasted or untoasted coconut flakes add a tropical touch and a delightful texture to your smoothie.
  • Hemp hearts: These little seeds have a nutty flavor and a soft but chewy texture.  They also had in a boost of protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Chia Seeds: These tiny seeds can be sprinkled on top of your smoothie to add a dose of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and a fun poppy texture when they absorb liquid.
  • Flax seeds: Flax seeds or even ground flax seeds are also packed with nutrients, and are a great source of fiber.

  • Cacao Nibs: If you enjoy a touch of chocolate flavor, cacao nibs are a great choice. They provide a slight crunch and a rich chocolatey taste.
  • Yogurt or Whipped Cream: For a creamy finish, add a dollop of Greek yogurt or whipped cream on top of your smoothie. This works particularly well with dessert-like smoothies.
  • Fresh Herbs: Some fresh herbs like mint, basil, or cilantro can enhance the flavor and aroma of your smoothie. You may want to use them sparingly to avoid overpowering the other ingredients.
  • Bee Pollen: This superfood can add a slightly sweet and nutty flavor to your smoothie. It’s also thought to have numerous health benefits!
  • Edible Flowers: For an elegant touch, you can add edible flowers like pansies, nasturtiums, or violets to your smoothie. Ensure that the flowers are safe for consumption and have not been treated with chemicals. You can often find these at farmer’s markets or health food stores.
  • Oils: don’t forget that oils can be helpful in your smoothie, such as flax oil or coconut oil. Fats can also be helpful in conjunction with ingredients such as turmeric when it comes to absorption. You can read about MCT Oil Vs Avocado Oil to learn about how oils can have health benefits.

Remember, the choice of toppings depends on your personal preference and dietary restrictions. Be creative and experiment with different combinations to find the ones you enjoy the most!

24 thoughts on “Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas”

  1. I don’t make smoothie bowls often but do love your suggestions. I’ve never tried adding bee pollen. That would be something interesting to try.

  2. I love the benefits of bee pollen. I have a jar of it in the pantry and I swirl it into my yogurts. Great topping ideas!

  3. I love a healthy and nutritious smoothie bowl. Your recipe looks sooooo good and I can’t wait to make it.

  4. Your smoothie bowl topping ideas are simply amazing! I never thought of using chia seeds and edible flowers as toppings, but they add such a delightful touch. The variety of options you suggested makes my smoothie bowls more fun and delicious. Thank you! 🍓🍌🥥

  5. I’m loving these ideas. Smoothie bowls are so good. I haven’t made one in awhile, but now I really want one.

  6. I need to give something like this a go as it seems like such a fun thing to put together, but also nutritionally good. I don’t really eat much for breakfast which probably isn’t good for me x

  7. I love smoothie bowls! Topping ideas are endless. I just went to a place recently that had nutella as a topping. It was more of a dessert than a healthy start to my day that’s for sure!

  8. I do appreciate a good smoothie bowl. Helps me feel full and happy to eat one before work (which I don’t get to do often).

  9. Melissa Cushing

    These are all such great ideas and I used to take Bee Pollen tablets when I was a kid… my grandmother was very into that 😉 Love the addition of chia seeds and am going to make myself some smoothie bowls this week!

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