Fact: vibrant, Instagram-worthy smoothie bowls are a must in the Summer months. Have one for breakfast or substitute it for ice cream, and you officially have the perfect refreshing treat for these balmy days and evenings. And while ingredients like acai and spirulina originate in more tropical locales, you can easily make your own delicious smoothie bowls in the comfort of your own home.
So, what exactly separates a smoothie bowl from a traditional smoothie? Well, it’s served in a bowl, which makes it a million times more photogenic and less likely to be slurped down in 15 seconds. (You might even notice when you’re getting full!) Like any other smoothie, though, these bowls can be loaded with sugar, so keep that in mind as you pile on the toppings in pursuit of the perfect #smoothiebowl snap. To get you started, we’ve rounded up 16 inspiring bowls, filled with healthy fruits like berries, plant-based milks and powders, and occasionally, even some greens.