Make a smoothie bowl in a jar? Isn’t it, by its very name supposed to be in a bowl? Yes, but…let’s be different and somewhat plucky by adding a little boldness to the experience of smoothie bowls.
The foundation of making a smoothie is the same; it’s just that you’ll be using a jar, something fun–to give your creation an interesting look. Of course, you know that it’s not as easy simply because you’ll be working with a container that’s deeper and not as wide as a traditional bowl.
Here are four tips for making a smoothie bowl in a jar
1. Use fun jars
When you make smoothie bowls in jars you really enjoy using, you’ll find that you’re more inclined to make them more often. And that can be a good thing—but only if you’re making healthy smoothies, that is.
For example, you can use a vintage-style mason jar or a decorative jar you found at your local retail outlet.
2. Find interesting ways to layer the ingredients
An easy way to layer the ingredients in your smoothie bowl is to simply add a little smoothie mixture, some toppings, more smoothie mixture, and more toppings until you reach the top.
- One fun thing to do is tilt the jar, then add a little of your smoothie mixture, followed by toppings.
- Keep it tilted, then when you reach the top, flip it back to where it is upright and see the neat design you created.
3. Add toppings to the bottom and top
One difference when creating a smoothie bowl in a jar is that you’ll be able to see the bottom and middle of the concoction as well, not just the top.
This means you can fun just by looking at your toppings as you add them to the bottom: You can easily see the different layers in the smoothie jar, similar to when you have a yogurt parfait.
Not only is this fun for aesthetic appeal if that makes a big difference for you, but since it is a deeper jar, you’ll get the toppings flavor through multiple bites by alternating the different layers.
4. Use multiple types of smoothie mixtures
Using a combination of multiple recipes is another fun way to make your smoothie jar more exciting. This might take a little more time and prep work, but you can easily save each separate mixture in the refrigerator or freezer for next time or make multiple jars now and pop them in the freezer.
Try making smoothies of different colors, such as a
- purple smoothie with berries
- pink one with the bright dragon fruit, and a
- green smoothie
Put each layer in to create a multi-colored smoothie jar.
You’ll enjoy exercising your creativity when making smoothie bowls in a jar. In doing so, you’re more likely to enjoy the delicious consequence of your creativity; that is, if you don’t mind indulging your taste buds in the fruits of your imagination.