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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

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This strawberry smoothie bowl is naturally sweet, filled with fruit, and so simple to make. With just 4 ingredients, you can easily customize this creamy smoothie bowl for a healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack. Vegan, gluten free, and perfect for any smoothie lover!

Strawberry smoothie bowl topped with banana slices, strawberries, nut butters and seeds on a white countertop.

If you’re looking for a way to change things up from your normal breakfast routine, you have to try this easy strawberry smoothie bowl recipe! This sweet treat is rich in strawberry flavor, super easy to make and great for breakfast lunch, or a healthy snack any day of the week!

When you buy a traditional smoothie (or smoothie bowls) at juice bars or cafes, you will find that they are often loaded with tons of sugars and syrups.

But at home, you can control all of the ingredients and customize it to suit your preferences. Packed with whole fruits, this is a great way to get your entire serving of fruits for the day in an easy and healthy way.

The best part, this recipe can easily be customized for special diets: vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, high protein, AND it’s ready in just 5 minutes!

With your favorite fruits, a splash of milk, and any number of mix-ins, you can enjoy this nutritious and delicious strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe that will keep you full for hours!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • A twist on a classic breakfast smoothie
  • Creamy consistency
  • Packed with antioxidants and health benefits
  • Delicious smoothie bowl with nutritious ingredients
  • Customize to your own tastes with toppings of your choice
  • Fast, quick breakfast – ready in 5 minutes!
  • More fun than a regular smoothie
  • Vegan and gluten free
  • Super easy strawberry bowl recipe!

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🥘 Ingredients

To make this healthy strawberry smoothie bowl, you’ll need the only 4 simple ingredients easily found at most grocery stores (see ideas for variations and toppings later in this post!)

Ingredients for healthy strawberry smoothie bowl recipe on a white background.
  • Frozen Strawberries: Fresh or frozen strawberries work well here. If you use fresh strawberries, you might just need to add ice to achieve your desired smoothie consistency.
  • Frozen Banana: The riper the better! This recipe calls for half a banana, but you can use a whole banana if you want a sweeter smoothie.
  • Chia Seeds: Optional, for more protein and a thicker consistency.
  • Almond Milk: I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can use regular milk or any unsweetened non-dairy milk (like soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk or coconut milk) would work well. You only need a little liquid to get this low cal smoothie bowl the right consistency – you want it to be the same texture as soft serve ice cream. Too much liquid will make it runny.

📖 Variations

While you can certainly enjoy this vegan strawberry banana smoothie bowl on its own, there are so many ways to change it up! Here are some of our favorite mix-ins and optional toppings:

  • Strawberry Acai Bowl: Add 1/2 cup of frozen acai berries into this recipe before blending.
  • Strawberry Mango Bowl: Add 1/2 cup of frozen mango into this recipe before blending.
  • Strawberry Vanilla Bowl: Add 1/2-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to help bring out the sweetness of the fruits even more.
  • Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl: Instead of strawberries, use the same amount of frozen mixed berries.
  • Add Some Greens: Add in 1-2 cups of baby spinach! It’s super mild and takes on the flavor of the smoothie, and adds in tons of extra nutrients. If you use baby spinach, it will change the color of this strawberry and banana smoothie, but you won’t be able to taste it at all.
  • Strawberry Yogurt Bowl: You can add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt for a super creamy strawberry banana bowl and a healthy dose of protein.
  • Add Protein: To boost the protein, and for a thicker smoothie texture, add in a scoop of one of of these protein powders. You can also try adding 1/2 cup of silken tofu for more protein and creaminess.
  • Different Fruits: Try pear, pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, apples, or blackberries!
  • Change The Milk: You can use 1% organic milk, whole milk, or any unsweetened plant milk (almond, soy, coconut, etc.)
  • Nuts, Seeds & Other Healthy Fats: 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter makes this taste like a PB&J smoothie! You can also add in 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds, flax seeds or even hemp seeds. For an even creamier, thick texture, add in 1/4 cup of avocado.

Smoothie Bowl Toppings

Toppings are my favorite part of a healthy smoothie bowl! Depending on the toppings you choose, your bowl may end up being more of a treat vs. a healthy option – so keep that in mind! Some of our favorite favorite toppings to add to the base of your smoothie bowl are:

  • Different types of seeds: Chia seeds, ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds.
  • Roasted and chopped nuts: Sliced almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, brazil nuts, peanuts.
  • Fresh fruit: Sliced or diced banana, apples, pear, mango, pineapples, figs, peaches, cherries, plums, nectarines, fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries).
  • Dried fruit: Raisins, currants, diced apricots, cherries, blueberries, figs, dates, cranberries, coconut flakes, goji berries.
  • Different drizzles: You can drizzle all kinds of toppings on your bowl! Try nut & seed butters (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, walnut, tahini, etc.), sweeteners (maple syrup, blackberry simple syrup, honey, agave, monk fruit) and dessert toppings like cookie butter, granola butter, nutella, chocolate sauce, and caramel.
  • Other sweet toppings: Toasted oats, granola, dark chocolate chips (vegan chocolate chips), cacao nibs.

🔪 How To Make A Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Making this delicious recipe is super easy! All you have to do is:

Prep: Chop up all of your ingredients and add to a high speed blender or food processor.

Frozen bananas, strawberries, chia seeds and almond milk in a food processor.

Blend: Blend until smooth.

Strawberries and bananas blended in a food processor.

Enjoy! Transfer your smoothie into serving bowls and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy immediately.

Strawberry banana smoothie bowl being put into a wooden bowl.

❓Recipe FAQs

Are smoothie bowls actually healthy?

The answer is – it depends on what you put in it! If you load up your bowl with fresh fruits, veggies, plant protein, and no added sugars, then it is a super healthy meal.

But if you add a bunch of sweet, dessert like ingredients (chocolate chips, maple syrup, honey, dried fruit, etc) then your bowl will end up being more a dessert than a healthy meal option.

This strawberry bowl is super healthy because it is:
1) Low In Calories:
One huge bowl (not including the toppings) is only 100 calories! Adding toppings increase the calories, but using my recommendations, it will still be a low calorie meal overall.

2) Refined Sugar Free: All the sugar you get is from the fruit itself. There isn’t any fruit juice (like orange juice), refined sugar in this strawberry and banana smoothie bowl

3) High in Fiber: This bowl has 5 grams of fiber, and you can increase the fiber content by adding more whole food ingredients.

How do you thicken a smoothie bowl?

The easiest way to make a super thick smoothie bowl is to use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit. You can even take fresh fruit, freeze it, and then use it in your smoothie! Other ways you can make this banana strawberry smoothie bowl thick are: adding Greek Yogurt, adding nuts/nut butter or seeds, or adding protein powder.

Does a smoothie bowl count as a meal?

It depends on what you add into it! This banana and strawberry smoothie bowl is more of a snack than a meal without mix-ins and toppings. But if you add a scoop of protein powder or a serving of plain Greek yogurt, and add in some leafy greens and maybe another fruit, then this bowl will totally count as a full meal.

Can You Meal Prep this strawberry banana bowl?

Absolutely! To meal prep this strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe, add all of the fruit and seeds into an airtight freezer safe container or freezer bag, and pop it in the freezer. It will keep for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to make the smoothie, pour all of the ingredients straight from your freezer into your blender! You won’t need much ice because the fruit mixture will already be plenty icy.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Use frozen fruit. While you can make this bowl with fresh fruit, it won’t be nearly as creamy and thick compared to when you use frozen fruit.
  • Using a high-powered blender is vital to ensuring that the ingredients actually get smooth and creamy instead of chunky.
  • For meal prep: To make this smoothie even quicker, store all of the ingredients in a small freezer bag. When ready to eat, just remove from the freezer and blend – no prep needed!
  • Add sweet toppings for more of a dessert feel: You can add sweetener (like honey, agave, or maple syrup) but I’d encourage you to try this without any added sweeteners because the fruit in this smoothie is so naturally sweet! If you do choose to add a sweetener, it’ll be more like a dessert shake than a healthy breakfast!
  • Don’t add ice cubes: It will make your bowl too runny and the flavors will be watered down as well!
Strawberry smoothie bowl topped with banana slices, strawberries, nut butters and seeds on a white countertop.

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Strawberry smoothie bowl topped with banana slices, strawberries, nut butters and seeds on a white countertop.
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Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

This strawberry smoothie bowl is naturally sweet, filled with fruit, and so simple to make. With just 4 ingredients, you can easily customize this creamy smoothie bowl for a healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack. Vegan, gluten free, and perfect for any smoothie lover!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

Equipment

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • The strawberry smoothie will be thick and easy to scoop out into a bowl. Top with your favorite smoothie bowl ingredients such as: puffed quinoa, berries, toasted coconut, nut butter, chia seeds or sliced banana.
  • Enjoy immediately!

Video

https://youtu.be/FOtDBjaZo5w

Notes

  • Use frozen fruit. While you can make this bowl with fresh fruit, it won’t be nearly as creamy and thick compared to when you use frozen fruit.
  • Using a high powered blender is vital to ensuring that the ingredients actually get smooth and creamy instead of chunky.
  • For meal prep: To make this smoothie even quicker, store all of the ingredients in a small freezer bag. When ready to eat, just remove from the freezer and blend – no prep needed!
  • Add sweet toppings for more of a dessert feel: You can add sweetener (like honey, agave, or maple syrup) but I’d encourage you to try this without any added sweeteners because the fruit in this smoothie is so naturally sweet! If you do choose to add a sweetener, it’ll be more like a dessert shake than a healthy breakfast!
  • Don’t add ice: It will make your bowl too runny and the flavors will be watered down as well!

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g

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Smoothies are nutritious, delicious, and easy to customize. You can make them fruit forward, protein rich, packed with veggies, or all of the above! Fresh, flavorful ingredients mean that you don’t have to rely on sugar for a sweet treat.

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52 responses to “Strawberry Smoothie Bowl”

  1. This strawberry smoothie bowl is so bright and fresh tasting! It’s super easy to make, too! Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

  2. My daughter will only eat smoothie bowls. She swears they taste different than they do in a glass! Either way, I’m happy to add another healthy option to the very limited things she will eat! I think she will love this one.5 stars

  3. Hey, I loved your recipe. It tastes so yumm and everyone loves the taste. Also, the substitutes are a great relief particularly during lockdown.5 stars

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