A berry banana smoothie bowl is a healthy breakfast or snack
Smoothie bowls are all the rage these days and for good reason. They are super easy to make and more substantial than a smoothie you drink. You can dress them up with a variety of toppings to give your bowl more substance.
What is a smoothie bowl?
Smoothie bowls differ from smoothie drinks because they are thicker, thanks to the added yogurt. You actually eat them with a spoon, which makes them feel more like an actual meal. Most people like to have something crunchy when they eat so this bowl really delivers!
This smoothie bowl is made with a variety of berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. However, feel free to use whatever berries you have on hand. If fresh berries aren’t in season you can replace with frozen berries.
How to make a Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl:
5 minutes is all you need to make the perfect bowl!
I like to get all of my ingredients rinsed and ready to go before I start blending. You’ll want all of your ingredients to be very cold for the best results.
Add the ingredients, in the order below, for even blending:
- Start with very cold milk or almond milk
- Add your favorite variety of berries. If using frozen berries you can omit adding ice to the process.
- Add banana to the blender on top of the berries
- Add Greek yogurt. We use plain, but vanilla tastes great too
- Pour in honey and sprinkle in chia seeds.
- If using, add vanilla extract
- Optional – add a 1/4 cup of crushed ice for a super cold and thicker bowl.
- Blend on high for about 1 minute until smooth
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings
Topping ideas for smoothie bowls:
Smoothie bowls are delicious and versatile. Sometimes you need a little extra crunch to really make it feel like a meal. There are so many great options available because berries are so adaptable.
Here are a few toppings that work well:
- Extra whole berries
- Nuts such as pecans, walnuts, almonds, and cashews for added protein
- Seeds – extra chia seeds, flax seeds or sunflower seeds for flavor and protein
- Shredded toasted coconut
- An extra drizzle of honey or maple syrup
- Cinnamon or nutmeg
Are smoothie bowls healthy?
Smoothie bowls can be a great source of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates to start your day or help you refuel if you’ve just done a workout. They aren’t super low-cal if you add nuts, but they are still considered healthy. If you really want to fill up you can add a tablespoon of nut butter, such almond butter, to the blend. Be sure to add as little honey as possible if you are watching calories.
Looking for other great breakfast ideas?
- Buttermilk Pancakes
- Cinnamon Baked Churro Donuts
- Crustless Quiche Egg Bites
- Cinnamon Baked Pears
- Blueberry Lemon Scones
- Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Apples
Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- 2 cups Fresh or Frozen Berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries
- 1 cup Banana
- ½ cup Milk or Almond Milk
- ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- ½ tsp vanilla extract, optional
- ¼ cup crushed ice, optional if the fruit isn't frozen
- Sunflower Seeds
- Slivered Almonds
- Shredded toasted coconut
- Fresh Berries
- In a blender add, in this order, the berries, bananas, milk, yogurt, honey, chia seeds, and vanilla (if using). If the fruit isn't frozen add the ice.
- Puree until smooth
- Divide smoothie into 2 bowls.
- Top with optional toppings. Drizzle with additional honey if desired.