Smoothie bowls are the best and this blueberry banana smoothie bowl is your solution to a busy morning where you need something healthy and delicious. I make this about once a week because it’s so filling. If you keep frozen bananas on hand, it makes it even quicker to make. The frozen bananas help keep the smoothie a little more solid and then you can skip the ice cubes.
You can top it with pretty much anything. I’ve used granola, oats, chia seeds, flaxseed, coconut chips, fresh strawberries or blueberries, pumpkin seeds and nuts. The sky is the limit as far as toppings go so be creative! If you want to add yogurt, feel free. Also, if peanut butter is more your jam, try making this peanut butter oatmeal smoothie or if you’re really into healthy smoothies, try this beet berry smoothie.
What fruit makes the best smoothie bowl?
You can use any fruit to make a smoothie bowl. However, frozen bananas, used as a base, makes for the thickest smoothies and serve as a natural sweetener. Our favorite smoothie base fruit choices are frozen bananas and berries. Strawberries and blueberries make a great topping as do mangos.
Can I use coconut milk to make a smoothie?
Coconut milk is a great option for those who prefer dairy-free smoothies. However, if there are no diet restrictions, we recommend using whole milk as it allows the fruit flavors to shine without distraction (coconut flavor). Nut milks are also fine substitutes, though again, their flavors are strong and may detract from the overall fruitiness.
What about using juice as the liquid to make the smoothie?
You can definitely use orange juice, fresh and juice strawberries and other juicy fruits to make your smoothie base. However, the result will be less creamy than using a milk.
Can I freeze extra smoothie base to use later?
You can definitely freeze smoothies to use later. However, the smoothie will lose its smooth texture so we don’t recommend this unless it’s necessary or you don’t mind a texture change. In addition, don’t freeze the smoothie bowl with its toppings as it definitely will not maintain its fresh flavors.
Blueberry smoothie made with frozen blueberries and bananas.
- 4 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- Toppings: fruit, chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, coconut flakes, granola
- Blend bananas, blueberries and milk in a blender. Pour smoothies into bowls.
- Sprinkle smoothie bowl with any of the following: coconut flakes, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and granola. Top with strawberries, blueberries and watermelon.
How do I make blueberry banana smoothie bowls?
Making a smoothie bowl is very easy: you just combine the base (fruit and liquid) in a blender and then top with whatever toppings you have on hand. You can use a mixture of nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and herbs. Some people like to drizzle honey overtop but we prefer to keep it unsweetened.
Smoothie bowl ingredients
Blueberries – Use frozen blueberries to keep your smoothie thick.
Bananas – Just like the blueberries, make sure your banana are frozen.
Milk/Juice – You can use either liquid as a facilitator to blend your smoothie into a smooth consistency.
Toppings – The best combination is a nut/seed and fresh fruit combination. Fresh blueberries and strawberries make great toppings as do walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds. Don’t forget to sprinkle some granola and chia seeds for added crunch.