The Blogilates Build-A-Bowl Challenge!

Hey guys!

I’m SO excited for this month’s challenge! Sorry it’s a little delayed, but it’ll be worth it. Promise!

So far this year, we’ve touched on all of the components of wellness in our challenges, paying extra attention to fitness and mental health.

August is all about FOOD! Get excited for… 🥁🥁🥁

The Build-A-Bowl Challenge!

You could call this a meal prep challenge, but it’s really more about finding new yummy meals to love with less stress. We’re ALL here for that, right?!

My love for bowl meals runs deep. You can put in as much effort as you want and the options for creativity are endless! Any time I’m not sure what to eat or don’t feel like cooking, I raid my kitchen and create some type of bowl.

Oh, and there are literally no rules when it comes to a bowl meal, which means it’s also SO EASY to pack them with tons of nutrition.

If you’re new to bowls though, it’s kinda hard to know where to start. And honestly, even if you’re as obsessed with them as I am, it’s really easy to get stuck making the same one over and over. Not saying this is a bad thing, but is there anything better than discovering new recipe inspo?

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Here’s how this challenge works!

The Build-A-Bowl Challenge will help you learn how to build a nutrient-packed, balanced bowl meal and/or expand your bowl-making horizons. The rules are simple:

  1. Choose your ingredients
  2. Follow the formula
  3. Spice it up how you like
  4. Enjoy!


Four weeks. Four yummy, nutrient-packed bowls!

We’re making FOUR different kinds of bowls in this challenge – one for every week!

WEEK 1: Smoothie Bowl

WEEK 2: Nourish Bowl

WEEK 3: Warm Breakfast Bowl

WEEK 4: Greens Bowl

The formula for each bowl will guide you to build a balanced, nutrient-packed bowl. There are no macros and there are no rules about portions or ingredients you can add!! We’re keeping this high level, so you can discover new recipes to add to your meal rotation, build some meal prep skills, and have FUN!

Some examples!

Here are two example bowls to get you started!

Smoothie Bowl 

  • Banana + strawberries (2 fruit)
  • Peanut butter + slivered almonds (2 fat)
  • Protein powder (1 protein)
  • Spinach (1 veggie)
  • Almond milk (1 liquid)


Greens Bowl

  • Mixed greens (greens base)
  • Sweet potato + bell pepper (2 veggies)
  • Black beans + grilled chicken + hemp seeds (3 protein)
  • Avocado (1 fat)


Print the calendar and plan ahead

My advice? Plan your bowls ahead to make meal prep as quick and easy as possible! Choose to make the same bowl all week, or opt to switch it up every day! You can write out your plans on the blank calendar to stay organized.

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Download the Challenge

Speaking of meal prep…

Prep your bowls as you go OR prep some of the ingredients ahead of time – I like this option because I always love myself later! Here are some easy things you can prep ahead of time:

  • Wash and cut veggies
  • Cook grains like rice, quinoa, noodles, etc.
  • Cook proteins like shredded chicken, hardboiled eggs, etc.
  • Make “smoothie packs” for your smoothie bowls, so all you have to do is pour into a blender with your favorite milk and blend!


At the end of the month, you’ll have a new set of go-to recipes to add to your rotation. You might even gain some new meal prep skills.

Okay now let me know if you’re IN!!

Tell me in the comments!!

Oh and post your Build-A-Bowl creations on IG and tag me @blogilates and @blogilatesdotcom!!! I wanna see allllll the food pics so I can get some inspo too!


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  1. Kelly C says:

    What meal will these bowls be replacing – does it matter? I know the breakfast says breakfast, but what about the others?

  2. Charisa Williams says:

    I’m in

  3. Tal says:

    What types of liquid can be used? Can I have examples?🙏🏻🙏🏻🤍🤍

    1. Isa says:

      I’m not Cassey (obviously) but certain types of milk go best depending on what is in your smoothie bowl- rice, coconut, soy, almond, regular, oat, etc etc. When you’re making a bowl, it’s best to see what milk goes best with it. it’s not too big of a factor depending on what’s in your bowl and what is overpowering. If you aren’t allergic, i recommend trying out which milk you like best.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like fun!

  5. Ashia Epperson says:

    Can you do videos on workouts, step-by-step?

  6. Erica Lynn says:

    I love the idea

  7. TyAnna Williamson says:

    Let’s go i am in

  8. Sephora says:

    Excited 😁😁😁😆

  9. Aslinn says:

    But im a vegetarian n smoothie didn’t suit me… I litterly wanted to try this

  10. Tammy says:

    I’m in and can’t wait to start this♥️

  11. Britney says:

    I sooooooooooo love you and i cant wait to try this♥️

  12. Annamaria says:

    Perfect opportunity to start making bowls, thank you. *^-^*
    I always stuck with smoothies which I love but …. my meal plan could use some changes 😀

  13. Isabella Cuellar says:

    Hey cassey, the awesome girl! I would absolutely love to join this challenge it sounds fun and yummy!!! ☺️ but my mom won’t let me use kitchen so I’ll do it when I have my own! Thank you so much for keeping me posted of things, you’re the best and love you cassey!!! 💕

    1. MiRai says:

      Would it be impossible to make her interested in joining the challenge herself? Turning one portion into two would be no problem 🙂

  14. Marissa says:

    I love these months challenges! But just one note.. If it’s going to be a 4 week challenge, it would be nice to have the challenge out before the 4 weeks of the month actually begins..

    1. Cassey says:

      Haha I definitely hear you but this challenge isn’t restricted to August! You can start whenever works for you 🙂

      1. Lauren says:

        Ok, but the whole point of a Challenge is to do it collectively as a group. That’s what makes it fun and interesting. I skip any challenges that are posted late and “do at your own pace”.

        1. Isa says:

          that’s understandable but you can also ask family or friends to start with you, ask any online forums if they will do this particular challenge with you, etc. Since most people restart this challenge at the start of a month, you can time it then if that’s what motivates ya!