The last step of making your smoothie bowl – and often people’s favorite part – is adding your toppings. This is when you really get creative, and also happens to be what you like to take a picture of to share with your friends!
You can arrange your toppings however you like, but first you need to decide what to use. While you can use many more toppings, here are five of the most popular ones.
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#1 - Granola
Granola is an excellent topping to include on the top of your smoothie bowl, but don’t forget about adding it to the bottom of the bowl or the middle if you like to use a layering method.
Granola can be a little high in calories and fat, but that depends on the quantity and whether or not you made it yourself.
A cup of standard granola can be up to 600 calories, so definitely be careful how much you add. However, you can make your own granola easily by choosing rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit if you like.
#2 - Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are very nutritious and a wonderful addition to any smoothie bowl. They are considered as a superfood, so you know they’re good for you! These also may contain a lot of calories, which is why only a sprinkle is used as a topping.
Chia seeds have manganese, phosphorous, fiber, protein, selenium, copper, calcium, iron, and magnesium. They also add a beautiful effect when topping a smoothie bowl.
#3 - Shredded Coconut
Shredded coconut is another popular topping for smoothie bowls. It is a low-calorie option with just 100 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrates in 3 tablespoons, though you can easily use less than this.
Shredded coconut can add a sweet flavor to an otherwise tangy smoothie bowl, along with brightening up the appearance of the top. It also gives the bowl a nice tropical flavor, which is perfect for the summertime.
#4 - Goji Berries
Goji berries bring a bright red and orange color to your smoothie bowl, along with a delicious sweet taste that is hard to mimic with other fruits. The goji berry comes from China, and is often found at health food stores and Asian food markets in the U.S. and other countries.
It is excellent for helping with age-related eye conditions, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Go ahead and grab a bag of these berries and sprinkle some on top of your favorite smoothie bowl.
#5 - Raw Cacao Chips
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Cacao chips and nibs are small pieces of chocolate in their pure form. This chocolate is raw and organic without any additives chemicals, or unnecessary sugary added.
They taste a little more bitter than your traditional chocolate chips, but they don’t have the added dairy and other ingredients that might not settle well with your tummy. As a flavor additive, they are ideal for dessert-based smoothie bowls.