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#GQSmoothieWeek: 5 Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipes Created Especially For Green Queen

We have been crushing on IGer @nourisheats for a while now- her feed is one giant smoothie bowl bonanza so we are excited to present our collaboration: a whole work week’s worth (Monday through Friday) of smoothie bowl recipes that are easy to make, beautiful to look at and oh so nutritious!

Dear IGers, 

I look at my smoothie bowls like art. I try to find the best lighting when photographing my bowls and I try to style them within a colour theme. I usually present them with a spoon and find a bowl that has a bigger surface area so I can garnish and decorate it when taking photographs. I like my pictures to look clean and bright. By using light and dark marble backgrounds, my smoothie bowls pop more, making them the centre of attention. There are so many ways to make your smoothie bowls look amazing, but I stay true to my style and photograph them whilst focusing on the texture, colors and placement of the ingredients.

-Love, @nourisheasts

Monday – Tofu Espresso Smoothie Bowl

New week, new start! Monday morning is always the hardest for me: I rely on coffee to wake me up. I decided to incorporate an espresso shot into my smoothie bowl to boost my energy while still having a nutritiously fruitful meal.

  • 1/3 box of tofu
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp QUO probiotic coconut yogurt
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 handful ice
  • optional toppings: 1 tbsp The Nutters Company white chocolate peanut butter, Amazingraze chocolate granola for serving

Blend everything but the toppings together until you get a nice creamy consistency. On the side add the white chocolate peanut butter & the chocolate granola for the extra crunch.

Tuesday – Purple Smoothie Bowl

I love to experiment with colors when making my smoothie bowls. Nothing feels better than waking up to a colorful and delicious meal. Knowing that mixing blue and red colors together will result in purple, I attempted the smoothie bowl below. The result? What can I say, Im in love!

  • ½ handful of frozen pink dragon fruit- a little goes a long way, the pigmentation is real vibrant
  • 1 tbsp Just Blends blue pea powder- add it one bit at a time
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • optional toppings: frozen raspberries, 1 sliced plum, Superfood Lab red quinoa puff cereal 

Blend all the ingredients except the toppings until desired consistency and top it off with the sliced plums, frozen raspberries and a sprinkle of the quinoa puff cereal.

Wednesday – Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

I’ve never been a big fan of grapefruit. Although the citrus fruit offers many health benefits, the taste is just not my thing. I decided to give it another chance and used it in my smoothie bowl to create a tangy yet sweet tropical flavor inspired by summer vibes. 

  • ½ cup frozen mangoes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 splash of ice water
  • squeeze of grapefruit juice
  • optional toppings: bits of grapefruit, dried orange pieces, chia seeds, Superfood Lab red quinoa puff cereal

Blend all the ingredients except the toppings until creamy. Add your favorite garnish like dried orange pieces to complement the smoothie bowl colors, along with chia seeds, bits of grapefruit and the quinoa puff cereal.

Thursday – Black Activated Charcoal Smoothie Bowl

Although I love to experiment with colors, I also like to keep things simple sometimes and detox my body with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal can be a good way to help detox your body and flush out the bad things! In the recipe below, I just throw a capsule right into the blender. Not only is this smoothie bowl easy to make, I always feel ten times better after having it!

  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 tbsp QUO probiotic coconut yogurt
  • optional toppings: Cocoparadise sesame coconut chips, goji berries

Blend everything except the sesame chips in a blender and top it off with the sesame coconut chips and goji berries for the extra crunch.

Friday – Beat The Bloat Smoothie Bowl

It’s finally Friday! I try to eat healthy most of the time, but let’s be honest, we all snack once in awhile. There are bound to be times where I have a cheat meal, and as long as I eat in moderation, I don’t worry about it. On those days when I’ve eaten too much, I make this smoothie bowl to beat the bloat! It’s anti-inflammatory to boot and provides me with the perfect spice high to kick start my morning. 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen kiwi
  • ½ table spoon turmeric powder
  • ½ table spoon ginger powder
  • Splash of water
  • optional toppings: pear slices, Superfood Lab red quinoa puff cereal

Blend everything except the toppings together until you get a creamy consistency. Pour it in the bowl and add the pear slices and more turmeric for the extra spice. I also used the quinoa puff cereal to balance out the colors.


About Nourish Eats: Nourisheats has always nurtured an interest in healthy eating and loves creating meals that are good for her body while being convenient to make. She takes fruits and vegetables seriously and loves to make smoothie bowls. Working full time job in a fast-paced city like Hong Kong, she has taken on a more minimalist attitude and is focused on creating simple meals using her favorite ingredients. Thanks to supportive friends who understand her belief in healthy eating and her community of healthy believers on her IG platform, she is inspired to keep creating special and unique recipes to share and allow people to see that it’s not hard to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Follow her at @nourisheats on Instagram. 

All photos courtesy of Nourish Eats.