Smoothie bowls are super popular right now! Smoothie bowls are very similar to the typical smoothie that you are used to drinking either for breakfast, as a snack, or throughout the day. The main difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is all of the great toppings that you can add to a smoothie bowl. Because smoothies are typically drunk through a straw, it’s not possible to add all of the great toppings.
A really great thing about smoothie bowls is that you can customize literally every single ingredient to your liking! You can make it as healthy, or not, as you would like just based on the ingredients that you add to your smoothie bowl.
For this version of the smoothie bowl, we took several breakfast ingredients like coffee and bananas and added them in. The result is a super thick and smooth breakfast smoothie bowl!
Another really great thing about making smoothie bowls is that it’s a great way to clean out the refrigerator since you can add just about anything that you want! Almost any fruit or vegetable can be added…and most of the time you can’t taste the vegetables in the smoothie bowl!
Tips for making Ninja Creami Coffee Smoothie Bowl
Yes, you can add your favorite powders to the smoothie bowl. Reduce the amount of liquid added to the recipe a bit to allow for the extra powders to be added in. You can also add in things like kale or spinach to provide extra nutrients.
If you have made a smoothie bowl and it just isn’t quite as creami as you would like, or if it started to melt and then was refrozen, you can very easily get it super creami again using the re-spin function on the Ninja Creami. Simply place the pint into the outer bowl and snap it into place. Choose the RE-SPIN function. Once the cycle completes, remove the pint and enjoy! Your smoothie bowl should be nice and creamy again. ***If using the re-spin function on a previously frozen and melted smoothie bowl, be sure to smooth out the top so that the smoothie bowl is level and evenly distributed in the pint.
You sure can! But…you will need to use 2 pint containers instead of one. You always want to make sure that the pint containers are only filled up to the max fill line and not any more than that. In order for the smoothie bowl to turn out creamy, it needs to be mixed by the machine after freezing. If you overfill the pint, the machine is going to have a hard time mixing it and the result will not be as expected. It’s ok if you go over the max fill line a little bit when adding in the mix-ins after the smoothie bowl has already gone through the smoothie bowl function.
It depends. If you are keeping the smoothie bowl in the Ninja pint container with the lid sealed tightly and are freezing it in a cold freezer (between 9 degrees F and -7 degrees F), your smoothie bowl will keep for several weeks, even months. However, if you transfer your smoothie bowl to another container or freeze it in a freezer that is not quite as cold (or that is accessed a lot/door opened and closed often), the lifetime of your smoothie bowl will decrease greatly to just a few days and you will likely end up with a freezer-burned smoothie bowl.
Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Ninja Creami Coffee Smoothie Bowl:
Directions for making Ninja Creami Coffee Smoothie Bowl:
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- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into an empty Ninja Creami pint container and freeze for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, remove the pint from the freezer. Remove the lid.
- Once the smoothie function has ended, turn the outer bowl and release it from the Ninja Creami machine.
- Your smoothie bowl is ready to eat!
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