Healthy Smoothie Bowl

How to make a healthy smoothie bowl with frozen berries, banana and lots of yummy toppings. It’s thick, creamy and easy to eat with a spoon.

I know many people say they enjoy smoothies, but find that it’s impossible to have one for a meal because they need something to chew. Well, I have a solution for you and it’s called a smoothie bowl!

Grab your spoon and dive in!

Smoothie bowl topped with berries, granola and almond butter.

You get all the loveliness of a smoothie – cool, creamy and delicious. But you pour it into a bowl and top it with lots of goodies so there’s a little texture and more importantly, something to chew on.

What is a Smoothie Bowl?

A smoothie bowl is as simple as it sounds… a smoothie in a bowl! If you’re sick of enjoying smoothies from a glass, switch it up and eat it out of a bowl instead! Smoothie bowls are typically thicker and topped with a variety of toppings for added texture and flavors.

Are Smoothie Bowls Healthy?

Yes! I love making smoothie bowls to pack a bunch of nutrients into one meal. They’re a great, well-rounded breakfast or a healthy snack.

High in fiber – Thanks to all of the fresh fruit (and veggies if you add!) this smoothie bowl is high in fiber.

Packed with protein – I added in protein powder to make this a full meal! If you think smoothies aren’t filling… think again!

Diet-friendly – this smoothie bowl is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

  •  frozen banana – frozen banana helps thicken the smoothie and adds a little sweetness. If you don’t like banana, you can try swapping for avocado or frozen zucchini for the thickener and a little maple syrup or honey for the sweetener.
  • protein powder – You can use vanilla or chocolate protein powder! I recommend Nuzest protein powder.
  • frozen berries – any frozen berries will do. My favorite options are frozen strawberries, blueberries and/or cherries. You can also use a bag of mixed berries
  • unsweetened almond milk – any dairy-free milk will work here!
  • almond butter or peanut butter – you can sub for sunflower seed butter if you have a nut allergy.
Smoothie bowl topped with berries, granola and almond butter. Surrounding the smoothie bowl are little bowls of berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, almond butter and granola. Hand is sprinkling granola onto the top of the smoothie bowl.

Smoothie Bowl Toppings

The options are endless here! Get creative with your smoothie bowl toppings. Here are some of my go-to toppings:

  • fresh banana – slice fresh bananas for added sweetness!
  • fresh berries – I like using a combination of strawberries and blueberries but any fresh berry works!
  • granola – want to add some texture to your smoothie bowl? Add crunchy granola on top!
  • almond butter or peanut butter – can’t go wrong with a little extra nut butter.
  • chia seeds – add in healthy fats, fiber and texture with chia seeds.
  • coconut – mmm add toasted coconut or shredded coconut for added sweetness!
  • chocolate – make this more of a dessert and add some chocolate chips or melted chocolate drizzled on top.
Blender with frozen banana, berries and almond butter.

Want a Thicker Smoothie Bowl?

If you blend up your smoothie and are wishing it was thicker, here are some things to try:

  • Add avocado – add a quarter or half of an avocado when blending for an instant thickener!
  • Add frozen fruit or veggies – yep, adding more frozen fruit or veggies will help thicken your smoothie. I like adding frozen zucchini! It doesn’t add any flavor but thickens the smoothie right up!
  • Add protein powder – adding a scoop of protein powder will not only add protein but will help make your smoothie thicker.
Smoothie bowl topped with berries, granola and almond butter. Spoon is in the smoothie bowl.

More Smoothie Recipes to Try:

If you make this smoothie bowl be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out for you. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

Smoothie bowl topped with berries, granola and almond butter.

Healthy Smoothie Bowl

Brittany Mullins
How to make a healthy smoothie bowl with frozen berries, banana and lots of yummy toppings. It’s thick, creamy and easy to eat with a spoon. n a bowl and load it with toppings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Smoothie
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 183 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 frozen banana chopped into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 scoop 25 grams vanilla protein powder (I like Nuzest), optional
  • 2 Tablespoons – ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter or peanut butter

Toppings

  • 1/4 of banana sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries I used strawberries and blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon granola
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • Blend: Blend all the smoothie ingredients together in a high powdered blender until smooth.
    Blender with frozen banana, berries and almond butter.
  • Add toppings: Pour into a bowl and top with toppings.
    Smoothie bowl topped with berries, granola and almond butter. Surrounding the smoothie bowl are little bowls of berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, almond butter and granola. Hand is sprinkling granola onto the top of the smoothie bowl.
  • Serve: Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl without toppingsCalories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 13gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 274mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13g
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    19 comments
    1. Michelle Brooks
      July 5, 2020 AT 12:10 pm

      5 stars
      This was my first smoothie bowl ever! I had seen never made them but had wanted to try one. I used Vanilla Custard protein powder (Isagenix Tri-Protein) and added strawberries and raspberries on top with the banana and used KIND Vanilla Blueberry Granola and then chia. WOW it was AMAZING! I will be making this more often and experimenting with different protein powder flavors and mix-ins! I am so happy I tried this recipe! I would give it 10 stars if I could!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 5, 2020 AT 6:05 pm

        Ahh yay, this makes me so happy to hear, Michelle!! I’m so glad you loved this recipe. Thanks for giving it a try and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    2. Arielle
      June 29, 2017 AT 2:31 pm

      this is absolutely fantastic! I had it for breakfast for the first time last Sunday, and ended up making it again for dinner a couple of nights ago when I was super hot from commuting and didn’t feel like eating a hot meal. It was so refreshing and filling! Can’t wait to have this again and again!

    3. Arielle
      June 23, 2017 AT 7:51 pm

      There are two kinds of Sunwarrior chocolate protein powder: classic and warrior blend. Which one do I buy???

    4. Green Press
      February 14, 2017 AT 2:47 am

      5 stars
      Love the way you decorated this smoothie bowl, looks so delicious and irresistible.

    5. taramdeal
      May 19, 2015 AT 12:30 pm

      Yumm! Looks so delish!

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