Blue Smoothie Bowl

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This vibrant blue smoothie bowl is made with blue spirulina powder, frozen banana, cauliflower and Greek yogurt. It’s thick, creamy and refreshing!

I’ve got another thick and creamy smoothie bowl for you today! This one is packed with nutrients and has a beautiful vibrant blue color thanks to blue spirulina powder (also known as blue majik powder).

This blue smoothie bowl is also packed with 35 grams of protein making for a healthy breakfast or post-workout snack.

Overhead photo of a blue majik smoothie bowl topped with kiwi, granola, blackberries, blueberries and coconut flakes.

Spirulina 101

Spirulina is a powder that is derived from blue-green algae. The powder can either be green or blue (as used in this recipe). Green spirulina powder comes from chlorophyll and blue spirulina powder comes from phycocyanin found in the algae.

It’s a powerful superfood that not only adds a vibrant blue pigment to food, but it’s considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth. Here are some impressive health benefits of spirulina (source):

  • One Tablespoon contains about 4 grams of protein and has a good amount of vitamins and minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron
  • Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Can help boost the immune system
  • It has anti-cancer properties
  • Can help to increase energy
  • Can help control blood sugar levels
  • The high levels of beta-carotene can help improve digestion
Ingredients measured out to make a blue smoothie bowl: almond milk, frozen banana, vanilla, plain Greek yogurt, frozen cauliflower, vanilla protein powder and blue spirulina powder.

Ingredients Needed

  • frozen banana – the frozen banana helps thicken the smoothie and adds a little sweetness. Check out my post on how to freeze bananas for tips and tricks!
  • frozen cauliflower – frozen cauliflower helps to make a thick smoothie bowl that’s extra creamy. And it does this without making your whole smoothie taste like cauliflower or adding a ton of sugar. Frozen riced cauliflower or frozen cauliflower florets will work here, but I prefer to use riced cauliflower because it blends up easily and quickly. Most grocery stores now carry riced cauliflower in the freezer section but you can easily make your own cauliflower rice and freeze it as well.
  • Greek yogurt – adds more protein to this smoothie. I used full-fat Greek yogurt, but any type of yogurt will work. Just be mindful of flavored yogurt because it tends to have a lot of added sugar.
  • protein powder – I recommend vanilla protein powder. My favorite plant-based protein powder is Nuzest. Use code eatingbirdfood for 15% off your order!
  • blue spirulina powder – also known as blue majik. Blue spirulina powder has a more neutral taste than green spirulina (no fishy taste), so you can receive all the health benefits without the algae taste. I used this Terrasoul blue spirulina powder.
  • vanilla extract – adds a touch of vanilla flavor to the smoothie bowl.
  • almond milk – I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk but coconut milk, oat milk or really any non-dairy or dairy milk will work here. Here’s how to make homemade almond milk.
  • toppings – feel free to get creative here, but my go-to toppings are: kiwi, blueberries, blackberries, coconut chips, granola and blackberries.
Side by side photos of a blender with the ingredients to make a blue smoothie bowl, before and after being blended.

How to Make a Blue Smoothie Bowl

I love smoothies because they come together so quickly! And this smoothie bowl is no different.

  1. Add almond milk to your blender followed by the banana, cauliflower, protein powder, blue spirulina powder and vanilla.
  2. Blend until smooth, using your blender’s tamper to move the frozen banana and cauliflower around until processed completely with no remaining chunks.
  3. Add in more almond milk a little at a time, if needed until you reach your desired thickness.
  4. Scoop or pour your smoothie into a bowl, top with desired toppings and enjoy!

How simple is that?!

A blue majik smoothie bowl topped with kiwi, blackberries, granola and coconut chips.

Topping Ideas

Okay, this is the fun part and the options are truly endless here! Get creative with your smoothie bowl toppings. Here are some of my go-to toppings:

  • banana – banana slices are the best smoothie bowl topping if you love bananas.
  • kiwi – kiwi is so pretty on top of this bowl. Use slices or get fancy and make a kiwi flower.
  • berries – I like using a combination of fresh blackberries and blueberries to keep with the blue theme, but strawberries and/or raspberries would also be delicious.
  • granola – want to add some texture to your smoothie bowl? Add crunchy granola on top! Try my hemp granola or this almond coconut granola. I also really like Purely Elizabeth granola if you need a store-bought option.
  • chia seeds – add healthy fats, fiber and texture with chia seeds. Flax seeds, pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds would be a good substitute.
  • coconut flakes – I love adding coconut flakes or toasted coconut for added sweetness and crunch!
  • nuts – walnuts, cashews, pecans or almonds would be a great option for more crunch.
  • nut butter – I love adding a drizzle of almond butter or cashew butter to this smoothie bowl!
  • sweetener – I find this smoothie bowl to be sweet enough, but if necessary you can drizzle some honey, maple syrup or monk fruit to sweeten things up!
A blue smoothie in a bowl topped with kiwi, granola, blueberries, blackberries and coconut flakes.

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Be sure to check out my guide for how to make a smoothie as well as all of the smoothie recipes here on EBF!

Blue Smoothie Bowl

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This vibrant blue smoothie bowl is made with blue spirulina powder, frozen banana, cauliflower, and Greek yogurt. It’s thick, creamy, and refreshing!
Overhead photo of a blue majik smoothie bowl topped with kiwi, granola, blackberries, blueberries and coconut flakes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower florets, or frozen riced cauliflower
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, dairy-free if needed
  • 1 scoop (25 grams) vanilla protein powder, (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened plain or vanilla almond milk, plus more as needed (add 1 T at a time)
  • Toppings: kiwi, blueberries, coconut chips, granola, blackberries, nut butter

Instructions
 

  • In a high powered blender, add almond milk and then the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth, using the tamper to move the frozen banana and cauliflower around until no frozen chunks remain.
  • Add in more almond milk a little at a time, if needed until you reach your desired thickness.
  • Scoops or pour the smoothie into a bowl, top with desired toppings and enjoy!

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl Calories: 360kcal Carbohydrates: 39g Protein: 35g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 466mg Potassium: 629mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 21g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue smoothie bowl

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