three Straightforward and Scrumptious Smoothie Bowl Recipes From Ninja Smoothie Bowl Sommelier Gillean Barkyoumb


YOURSELF: How does the Ninja® Foodi® Smoothie Bowl Maker make it easy to prepare something that might seem complicated or “fancy” and make mealtime exciting again?

It really is such a game changer for making smoothie bowls. It has the innovative smartTORQUE ™ technology, so it is basically very powerful and is mixed by the thickest ingredients. You don’t want your smoothie bowl to be soupy and watery, do you? You want a really thick, creamy smoothie bowl. I always tell people to use less fluids in the beginning. There are lines on the blender jar so I usually do it a little below the liquid line just because I like mine really thick. You can always add more, but I never had to. If you’re using frozen fruits and vegetables, larger pieces are actually better. Larger chunks will be more frozen, making for a thicker, creamier smoothie bowl. Normally it is not possible with other tools to use less liquid and more frozen material, but the Ninja® Foodi® Smoothie Bowl Maker is so powerful and mixes everything together that it creates a really thick, creamy texture.

It also has a really cool built-in tamper. There are those little prongs at the top of the cup that you rotate as you mix, and anything that’s tucked in the top of the cup will be pulled down towards the blades. I never had to take the cup off and shake it or anything, everything fits together perfectly.

And of course when it comes to easy and convenient, it’s that easy to clean. If you have a dishwasher you can toss the mixer parts in, which is amazing, and you can just wipe the floor down if you need to.

YOURSELF: They came up with some great recipes that people can start out with. Can you talk about what’s in the green monster and explain how you came up with it?

Sometimes we just want a really new start to the day. They say, “I have to prepare for this day and I want to eat something really tasty that will prepare me for success.” The Green Monster has all of these delicious green ingredients, the creamy avocado, the hidden green, the green apple and the kiwi. I also like the monochromatic look, honestly because all of the toppings are green too so it’s really cool and looks fun. It also has a little bit of ginger in it so it has a zing over that refreshing taste. And I feel like I’m already conquering my day when I get the vegetables for breakfast.

YOURSELF: The S’mores smoothie bowl looks so great. I love the idea of ​​having a smoothie bowl for dessert. How did you come up with the taste pairings?