One of the most common questions I get is: “How can I make my smoothie thicker?” I get excited about this question because I love making super thick spoonable smoothie coconut bowls. My smoothies are the consistency of ice cream- the thicker the better! These bowls are the perfect base for plenty of tasty toppings! Now you too can make tasty smoothie bowls at home!
Here are some tips and tricks for making a Smoothie thicker.
Use frozen fruit or freeze fruit overnight
I always have a stash of bananas in the freezer because they’re perfect in smoothies! Mango, pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries are also great in the freezer. Plus, frozen fruit tends to be cheaper, and you can find fruit that might not be in season! Budget-friendly and delicious? That’s a win-win.
Freeze some of the liquid
If you typically use orange juice in your smoothies, freeze some of it in an ice cube tray and add those to your smoothies! I don’t recommend freezing almond milk, as it will separate when frozen. But it tastes the same when blended up in a smoothie, so you can try it if you like it super thick! Freezing your liquid works really well if you like using juice in your smoothie.
A High Speed Blender
The better the blender, the less liquid you’ll have to use. I use Vitamix High Performance Blender to create a thick Smoothie bowl. If you don’t have a fancy blender, you might need a bit more liquid but try to only use a little at a time while you’re blending. If you add too much, it’ll be runny. I start with a little bit and add an extra splash if it’s too thick to blend.
Experiment with Nut Butters and Oats
This is a serious creamy tip! Try adding a tablespoon of your favorite peanut-butter, tahini, or rolled oats. Creamy by nature, you can get that base blending easier and enjoy the benefits of these plant-powered ingredients!
Scoop in your Coconut Bowl and Enjoy!
Scoop all that beautifully color into your Coconut Bowls and enjoy every bite!
We hope these insider tips help you strengthen your relationship with your blender and enjoy a mouthwateringly delicious Smoothie Bowl in your Coconut Bowls!