You're going to love this five ingredient strawberry banana smoothie bowl!
This delicious strawberry banana smoothie bowl comes together with just a few ingredients. It uses frozen fruits to eliminate the need for ice or make sure fresh strawberries are in season.
This thick smoothie bowl is the perfect consistency for adding your favorite toppings and making a filling breakfast.
Why You'll Love this Creamy Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl is a great way to get a burst of healthy sweetness for breakfast with nutrients like vitamin C, antioxidants, and potassium. The strawberry and banana blend together to make the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It's a classic pairing that also makes for an extra creamy smoothie bowl.
You can add fun toppings and serve it in a bowl instead of a cup for a filling and healthy breakfast or post workout snack.
Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
You only need a few basic ingredients to make the perfect smoothie bowl. Here's what you'll need:
Frozen banana - you'll want to peel and cut a ripe banana into rounds or four pieces and freeze on parchment paper on a tray for a few hours. Freezing whole, with the peel, will be very difficult to peel and cut.
Frozen strawberries - you can find these at most grocery stores and warehouse stores, like Costco. Frozen strawberries eliminate the need for ice cubes and are available year round.
Coconut milk - you can use oat milk, regular dairy milk, or milk of choice. You can even use a little Greek yogurt with a bit of water if you would like.
Maple syrup - the maple syrup works with the banana to balance the tartness of the strawberries.
Vanilla extract - the vanilla flavor pairs so well with the strawberry and banana. You don't want to leave it out. If you use vanilla milk, you can cut the vanilla extract in half.
Your favorite protein powder can also be blended with the ingredients for an extra boost.
Using a high-speed blender, add your smoothie ingredients to the blender. Blend on high.
It will take about 3 minutes and a few times to stop to push down the fruit and scrape it from the sides of the blender before the smoothie is completely blended and has a soft serve ice cream consistency.
Once blended, pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
What are the Best Toppings for Smoothie Bowls?
Toppings can be a great way to add more vibrant colors and nutrients to the smoothie bowl. There are endless options when it comes to toppings, but here are some tasty smoothie bowl toppings:
Chia seeds - full of fiber and protein, chia seeds can add a bit of crunch (as long as they don't sit too long) and added nutrients.
Nut butters - a little bit of almond or peanut butter can be a great way to add some healthy fats to this bowl.
Fresh fruit - like additional strawberry pieces, pineapple chunks or pomegranate seeds.
Nuts and seeds - crushed pumpkin seeds, almonds, and/or cashews are delicious toppings.
Granola - add your favorite granola for a little crunchiness and goodness.
Cacao nibs and coconut flakes
Smoothie Bowl Frequently Asked Questions
Are smoothie bowls healthy?
Not all smoothie bowls are healthy. Some contain a bunch of added sugar. This strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe does not and is considered healthy. It's sweetened with a ripe banana and a bit of maple syrup.
Can I use a food processor if I don't have a blender?
You can use a food processor to make this smoothie bowl since it doesn't include too much liquid. Just note that you may end up with small bits and the smoothie bowl may not be quite a smooth as if you used a high speed blender.
What makes a smoothie bowl thick?
A smoothie bowl is generally a little thicker than a smoothie. This is usually achieved by using less liquid, using frozen fruit instead of fresh and/or adding ingredients like nuts and nut butters.
Is a smoothie bowl enough for breakfast?
Whether or not a smoothie bowl is enough food to be considered breakfast is based on the smoothie bowl ingredients and personal preference. I think this smoothie bowl makes a great breakfast! You can add additional nutrient-rich toppings like nuts, nut butters and/or seeds to "beef" it up even more.
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- 1 banana, quartered and frozen
- 1 ½ cup strawberries, frozen
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add your smoothie ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend on high for about 3 minutes. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the blender. Blend till wholly combined and at a soft serve ice cream consistency.
- Once blended, pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings, including sliced fresh fruit, nuts, nut butter, seeds, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, or granola.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 9gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g