Believe it or not, there is a wrong way to make a smoothie bowl base. “Adding in too many liquid ingredients and not enough solid or frozen ingredients can create a soupy smoothie bowl,” Barkyoumb told Mashed. Instead, you’re aiming to create a “thick, creamy texture.” She stressed that if need be, you can always add more liquid, but you can’t take it out.
Barkyoumb said a good rule of thumb is to add 1/4 cup of frozen fruits and a handful of frozen veggies with less liquid. If you aren’t satisfied with the spoonable texture of the smoothie base, you can add more liquid. She personally enjoys using almond or coconut milk. Another pro tip she shared is to “keep the frozen ingredients in the freezer right until you want to add them to the blender cup so they stay as frozen as possible.” Let’s reiterate that: not on the counter, but in the freezer – even while prepping other ingredients.
Because smoothie bowls are totally customizable, Barkyoumb recommends going with whatever ingredients speak to you. Although, she does say frozen bananas are super popular and frozen veggies like riced cauliflower and spinach are fun additions as well.