Smoothie In A Bowl

SIAB = Smoothie In A Bowl!

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I never liked smoothies very much until I started serving them in a bowl, soup style! Eating a smoothie with a spoon is so much more fun than drinking it in a glass – when it disappears in 1 minute flat in my house!

Additionally, adding toppings, some of which sink to the bottom, make the eating process more exciting. Chewing helps me feel satisfied, so I love adding that dimension to smoothies.

One variation on the smoothie in a bowl is the Dough Boy Smoothie. This is where you soak the oats overnight in milk + yogurt [aka overnight oats] and then blend them together in the morning – which creates an incredible doughy taste!

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Dough Boy Variations

Banana Dough

Banana Oat

Strawberry Banana

Cinnamon Banana

Tangy Yogurt Chocolate

Banana Mango

Cooked oats

Here are some of my favorite SIABs! Click on the image to link to the original post!

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Bottom’s up!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

All of these look so delicious! I am dying to try one with coconut butter, it looks fabulous. Yum! :)

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2 Jill May 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

I think I may just go make a Kerf inspired SIAB. PB and banana chocolate here I come!!

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3 Namaste Gurl May 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm

You are SOOOOO creative and unique, miss Kath! Keep it up, that’s why we all love ya ;-)

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4 Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) May 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Love bowl-ed smoothies. Slurping them down with a straw them would be way too fast, boring, and unsatisfying. I like putting lots of whole-grain cereal (Cascadian Farm raisin bran, multi-grain squares) or ripped up homemade muffins (with mucho chocolate chips and raisins!) in mine. Mmm. Cheers to drinking your greens!

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5 Hannah May 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Can you remember if there are any in here that don’t use bananas? I can’t tell just from the photos… stupid expensive Australian bananas…

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6 Foxy May 17, 2011 at 5:46 am

YUM!!!

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7 sonya May 17, 2011 at 9:14 am

Where do you get your spoons? I love the varieties that you show. I have to try your recipes!

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8 KathEats May 17, 2011 at 9:19 am

Most of my long antique spoons are from my grandmother’s collection

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9 Andrea @FromSeedtoStomach November 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I need to start doing this. I love to whip up a quick smoothie for the road when I need to get out the door quick, but this is a great idea for weekend mornings when I have more time and don’t want hot oatmeal :-)

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10 Nikki January 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I just showed this to my mom and she was like, “Oh my… there are other people as crazy as you!” Haha – this was referring to my crazy love of oatmeal and also taking pictures of it!

This however is a new idea for me and I can’t wait to try it later today! Not quite sure what version I will make, but they all look great!

One quick question though… do you need to add the chia seeds to get the right thickness, or will it be fine without them. Should I just add a little less liquid if I don’t use them? Thanks!!

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11 KathEats January 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Nope you can make it without the chia!

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12 Nikki January 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Hold that thought now, cause I tried this last night – NO CHIAS – and it was teriffic! I made a peanut butter and jelly flavored version using peanut flour, bananas, almond milk, oats, and raspberries + a little stevia. I don’t want to use the chia seeds because they are soooo high in calories :(

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13 Katy January 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Hi Nikki–

I make smoothies in a bowl all the time (before and after finding Kath’s LOVELY recipes and droolworthy photos!)
I would try NOT skipping the chias, at least once. They’re a lot lower in calories than you think, considering the bang you get for your caloric buck. They’re roughly 70 calories for two tbs, and I use a scant 1 tbs in most of my big smoothie bowls. They thicken the smoothie, fill you up a little better (and give you an energy boost–hey it worked for Aztec warriors!) and are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. When a little seed is so nutritious, those calories are your friend, not your enemy. :)

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14 Angie @ Infinite Health & Wellness August 19, 2013 at 6:09 am

Wow, everything looks incredible! I look forward to trying out some of your recipes :D

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15 Jorgia September 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Ah so many amazing choices! Thank you so much :)

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