- January 25, 2023
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 0 Comments
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
Hello, blueberry banana smoothie bowl! This simple smoothie bowl recipe is ready to make in mere minutes and is a filling breakfast.
This no-fuss blueberry banana smoothie bowl is super yummy and easy to whip up in less than 10 minutes. Simply blend the ingredients together, add crunchy toppings, pour into your favorite bowl, and enjoy!
You will love this delicious recipe––make a smoothie bowl for an easy breakfast, or enjoy it as a snack for an afternoon pick-me-up. Following a vegan diet? No problem! This plant-based smoothie bowl is super easy to adjust to a vegan recipe.
In my opinion, the best smoothies only need a few ingredients: fruit, liquid, and toppings. Here’s what you’ll need to make this delightfully easy blueberry banana smoothie bowl:
Kefir: This fermented milk drink has a texture similar to yogurt, but it’s more watery. It also boasts probiotics, and thus is great for your gut health. Plus, it makes this smoothie bowl extra creamyI used ¾ cup plain kefir in this recipe.
Hemp milk: I combined hemp milk with kefir for the liquid base for the smoothie bowl. If you don’t have hemp milk on hand, no problem. You can use any other type of plant-based milk, such as oat, soy, or pea protein milk.
Banana: You’ll need half a cup of frozen banana. This adds creaminess. Because the banana is frozen, you don’t need ice.
Berries: I used strawberries and blueberries, but you can use any other type of berries that you like. It’s best to use frozen berries in smoothies, so that you don’t need ice.
But fresh would work, too. If you use fresh berries, note that you will likely need to add some ice to the blender when you make the smoothie.
Cinnamon: A little cinnamon adds extra sweetness, without the need for added sugar.
Toppings: I used chopped pistachios, chia seeds, and frozen blueberries.
Helpful kitchen tools
The equipment you have on hand to make a smoothie bowl can be a total game changer! Here’s what I recommend you use to make this blueberry banana smoothie bowl recipe:
Nut chopper: This makes chopping pistachios such a breeze.
White bowls: I love a pretty bowl to serve a smoothie bowl in!
High-speed blender: Having a good, quality blender is key for making the best smoothies!
Making this blueberry banana smoothie bowl is so easy. Just follow these steps:
Blend ingredients together: Start by placing the banana, berries, and cinnamon in a blender. Top with hemp milk and kefir. Blend well until your preferred consistency is reached, and add more hemp milk or some ice if needed.
Pour the smoothie into bowls: This recipe makes enough for two servings, so you’ll pour the blended ingredients into two bowls. Note that you can enjoy this smoothie in a glass or cup as well.
Add toppings: I used chopped pistachios, chia seeds, and wild blueberries to add crunch to this smoothie bowl. You can add any other toppings that you like, such as a drizzle of nut butter or some granola!
Wondering how this blueberry banana smoothie bowl’s nutrition stacks up? You’ll get plenty of vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants, and many other vitamins and minerals from the recipe’s super healthy ingredients. Here’s an overview of the nutrition information, including daily values (DVs):
- Calories: 230
- Fat: 10 grams (g) (13% DV)
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g (8% DV)
- Protein: 9 g (18% DV)
- Carbs: 31 g (11% DV)
- Sugar: 15 g
- Fiber: 10 g (35% DV)
- Cholesterol: 5 g (2% DV)
- Sodium: 115 g (5% DV)
To make this recipe vegan, the only adjustment you need to make is substituting the kefir. Note that you may be able to find vegan kefir made from oat or coconut milk at some stores.
If you can’t find vegan kefir, you can replace half the amount with vegan coconut yogurt and half with a plant-based milk such as oat milk or soy milk.
There are a few ways to make a smoothie bowl thicker. First, using frozen fruit will result in a thicker smoothie bowl.
The thickness can also be increased with extra ice, less liquid, or with ingredients like oats, chia seeds, or avocado.
Your topping possibilities are endless! Try using other types of nuts and seeds like chopped walnuts, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, or hemp seeds.
You can add a drizzle of nut butter or a few chocolate chips or coconut flakes. A sprinkle of dried fruit, granola, or extra frozen fruit would also be delicious.
I recommend eating the smoothie bowl right away for the best flavor and quality. However, you can make it ahead of time and store it in the freezer until you’re ready to eat.
Depending on your freezer, you may need to allow it to thaw a bit before enjoying it. Add the toppings after you remove the smoothie from the freezer.
More healthy smoothie recipes:
I have no doubt that you’ll love this blueberry banana smoothie bowl! Want to try other healthy smoothie recipes? Take a look at these:
- Coconut and Mandarin Orange Vegan Smoothie Bowl
- Vegan Chocolate Prune Smoothie
- Wild Blueberry Lavender Smoothie Recipe
- Protein-Rich Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
- Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Whether you need a super easy, healthy breakfast or are looking to switch up your morning routine, this blueberry banana smoothie bowl is the perfect recipe to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
This recipe was updated in June 2022 and was originally part of a partnership with Wonderful Pistachios.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- ¾ cup plain kefir
- ½ cup unsweetened hemp (or other) milk
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup frozen sliced bananas
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Wonderful Pistachios No Shells, chopped
- ¼ cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1½ tbsp chia seeds
- Blend smoothie base ingredients. Place into two bowls, and top with wild blueberries, pistachios, and chia seeds. Enjoy!
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