Smoothie bowl, a delicious and super healthy breakfast recipe, made with just 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
A smoothie bowl is just a regular smoothie served in a bowl. It’s usually eaten with a spoon and served with some toppings like fruits, nuts, seeds or shredded coconut.
It’s easier to digest as we eat it slowly and we also chew more. A classic smoothie is a beverage and sometimes we drink it like it were water, which it’s not good for our digestion.
Using frozen bananas is the key to get creamier smoothies, but regular bananas will do, especially if you’re not a big fan of cold smoothies. You can also add more or less milk, depending on the thickness you’re looking for.
Feel free to add other ingredients to your smoothie bowl like leafy greens, superfoods, nuts, seeds, whatever you want. This is my all-time favorite smoothie bowl recipe and it’s extremely delicious.
I don’t add dates on a daily basis because I think it’s not necessary, but add them if you want, especially if you’re new to smoothies or you like your smoothie really sweet. I usually add some nut butter, but not all the times, as it’s also an optional ingredient.
You can use any liquid to make this recipe, like water, coconut water, orange juice, etc. However, I prefer to add milk to get a creamier consistency and also because I think it tastes amazing with milk.
Add any fruits you have on hand. However, bananas and berries are the best fruits to make smoothies, in my opinion. Mango is also so good.
smoothie bowl ingredients
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this smoothie bowl recipe:
- Bananas – Frozen bananas are ideal if you want to get a creamy smoothie bowl, but regular bananas will do.
- Frozen blueberries – Any frozen or fresh berries are okay.
- Milk – You can also use water or coconut water. I prefer to add milk because it will make your smoothie bowl taste better. Almond milk is my favorite choice.
- Peanut butter – Feel free to use almond butter, any other nut or seed butter, or even coconut butter. This is an optional ingredient, though.
- Medjool dates – This is also an optional ingredient. If you can’t find Medjool dates, use Deglet Nour dates (4 instead of 2) or any other type of dates you can find. Any other sweetener will do, though.
how to make a smoothie bowl
- Add all the ingredients to a powerful blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less milk, depending on the texture you’re looking for and how powerful is your machine.
- Serve immediately with your favorite toppings (I added fresh blueberries, chopped almonds and chopped pistachios).
- Best when fresh, keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for about 1-2 days.
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- Peel, chop and freeze the bananas the night before.
- The next day, add all the ingredients to a powerful blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less milk, depending on the texture you’re looking for and how powerful is your machine.
- Serve immediately with your favorite toppings. I added fresh blueberries, chopped almonds and chopped pistachios.
- Best when fresh, keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.
- Nutritional info doesn’t include the Medjool dates or the toppings.
- Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
- Calories: 261
- Sugar: 23.1 g
- Sodium: 165 mg
- Fat: 10.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 41.6 g
- Fiber: 6.3 g
- Protein: 3.6 g