This is such a healthy refreshing snack, breakfast or dessert. A strawberry banana smoothie bowl delivers all the taste and yumminess with none of the guilt. So easy to make and to adapt!
Why make a strawberry banana smoothie bowl?
It’s a really fun upgrade on your typical smoothie, especially because you can be creative with the toppings. Unlike a smoothie which is drinkable, a smoothie bowl is a little thicker and comes with a lot of options for great toppings. It’ll fill you right up!
This is a healthy way of getting in something a little sweeter, it’s almost like a healthy take on ice cream!
Kids will love this too, and it’s a great way to get some fruit and fiber in them.
This is such an adaptable recipe. You can throw in any of the fruit you have on hand, and top it with your favorite toppings.
You just need a handful ingredients for the base of the bowl. And it’s so easy to make!
Ingredients for a smoothie bowl:
Frozen strawberries and a frozen banana: I really like frozen fruit in a smoothie bowl, it adds a creamy coldness and thickens the texture. Whenever I have bananas that get too ripe, I do one of two things. Either make banana bread, or peel and freeze them in a freezer bag to have on hand to throw into smoothies.
You don’t need to buy frozen berries, if you have fresh strawberries on hand, just wash, remove the leaves and stick them in the freezer.
Milk of choice: You can use regular milk, oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk or any milk you prefer!
Maple syrup or honey: Just a touch to add sweetness to the bowl. I really like adding some, but you can leave them out if you prefer.
Nut butter: Another optional mix- in. I absolutely love the subtle nutty flavor that adding almond butter or peanut butter adds, but you can leave this out entirely. I prefer using the healthy nut butters, the ones that are just nuts without sugar added.
Vegan smoothie bowl:
To make this smoothie bowl vegan, just use a plant based milk like oat milk almond milk, or coconut milk, and use maple syrup instead of honey. It’s that easy!
How to make a smoothie bowl:
All you need to do is add all the ingredients to the bowl of a blender and mix until smooth, creamy, and combined. You want to make sure you have a good blender that’ll handle mixing up frozen fruit. To make it easier, you can cut the bananas into thick slices.
Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients, give the mixture a taste. If you think it’s too thick, add another splash of milk. If you want more sweetness, add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
I recommend having your toppings ready to go so you can instantly top and enjoy the bowl before it starts to melt and thin.
Smoothie bowl toppings:
I really like loading this with toppings. I’ll put all the fresh fruit I have on hand, like sliced banans and berries like extra strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc. Pomegranate seeds are also amazing on a smoothie bowl.
I usually add some form of nuts, like chopped pecans, walnuts or shredded coconut. I also like adding another scoop of nut butter on top, and sometimes an extra drizzle of honey. Granola is another amazing addition. Love the crunch and sweetness it gives.
Be creative! You can add mango cubes, chocolate chips, pineapple chunks, chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 2/3 cup milk of choice (cows, almond, oat, etc)
- 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 tablespoon nut butter like almond or peanut butter, optional
- toppings of your choice See post for suggestions
- Add the strawberries, banana, milk, maple syrup or honey, and nut butter if using to a blender. Blend until smooth or creamy. If you want a thinner texture, you can add a little splash more of milk,
- Pour into a bowl and top with toppings of your choice, I love granola, extra nut butter, fresh berries like strawberries and blueberries, shredded coconut, etc.