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Acne Safe Smoothie Bowls

Acne Safe Smoothie Bowls

Acne-safe smoothie bowls are like a cool cup of water on a long hot summer day—refreshing!

We are pleased to introduce you to the Clear Skin Kitchen! Sammy and I are meeting up once a week to get messy in the kitchen so that you don’t have to get messy on your face. And, we are having so much fun.

Do you want clear skin?

To start this off, we chose to reinvent smoothie bowls for clear skin. You might be thinking that smoothie bowls are a clean and delicious choice for someone with acne. They definitely can be if you choose the right ingredients.

So, what exactly are the right ingredients?

Ingredients for Acne Safe Smoothie Bowls

Every smoothie bowl must start with a base ingredient—something to give it some thickness. The difference between a smoothie bowl and a smoothie drink, is the level of thickness of the base. You eat a smoothie bowl with a spoon, and you drink a smoothie drink.

There you have it…smoothies 101. (ha)

So what can you use for base ingredients?

  • frozen bananas
  • frozen mangos
  • avocado
  • plant-based yogurt (no dairy and no soy)
  • frozen acai
  • nut butters (no peanut butter)
  • plant-based protein powder (no soy and no whey)

We recommend using lots of frozen fruit or veggies in your bowl to provide a really thick base. If you are using coconut yogurt or almond milk yogurt, you will need to add in some frozen fruit to build up the base.

And what about toppings? Are there any no no’s that you must avoid? We recommend letting your imagination run wild when it comes to the toppings. We’ve included a short list below.

  • fresh fruit of any kind
  • nuts and seeds (no peanuts)
  • agave, maple syrup, honey

Acne Safe Smoothie Bowls — Recipes We Love

Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

We modified this recipe by Lindsay Hunt to make it acne-safe.


1 cup frozen strawberries

½ cup plant-based yogurt (coconut milk, almond milk, etc)

¼ cup plant-based milk (coconut milk, almond milk, etc)

1 Tbsp. maple syrup, plus additional for drizzling

¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

½ cup cornflakes or rice crisps

5 strawberries, sliced

¼ cup blueberries

2 Tbsp. almonds

1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds

1 tsp chia seeds


Blend the strawberries, yogurt, 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup, and the vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the cornflakes, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and a drizzle of plant-based yogurt.

Raspberry and Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1


1 large frozen banana

1 ½ cups raspberries

½ cup plant-based milk (almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)

2 Tbsp. almond butter

1 Tbsp. honey, plus additional for drizzling

5 strawberries, sliced

¼ cup granola

2 Tbsp. shredded coconut


Blend the banana, 1 cup of the raspberries, plant-based milk, ice, almond butter, and 1 tablespoon of the honey until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the strawberries, granola, coconut, remaining ½ cup raspberries, and a drizzle of honey.


Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2


1 large frozen banana

2 cups fresh kale broken into pieces

2 cups frozen mango or frozen pineapple

2 tsp Matcha green tea powder

1/2 cup coconut milk


Blend the banana, kale, fruit, matcha and coconut milk until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the raspberries, granola, and a drizzle of honey.

So there you have it! Go hog wild in the kitchen with smoothie bowls, and just remember no soy, no dairy, no peanuts and no spirulina.

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