This blueberry banana smoothie bowl is a light and refreshing breakfast recipe! It's also vegan, dairy-free, paleo, and soy-free. Prepare it with just 5 ingredients including banana, blueberries, chia seeds, vanilla, and plant-based milk. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy it with a spoon!
With summer on the way and the weather getting warmer, it's only natural to start craving a cool treat throughout the day. Personally, I always find myself craving fruit more often during the summertime. And, although there are many ways to create a refreshing smoothie, blueberries + bananas are one of my favorite combinations. These two fruits blend perfectly together to create a nutritious and flavorful smoothie bowl. It's great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or post-workout fuel.
This blueberry banana smoothie bowl is:
- Vegan, vegetarian, paleo, dairy-free, and soy-free
- Refreshing, light, and sweet
- Packed with antioxidants and fiber
- Easy to make and prepared with 5 ingredients
What ingredients are in a banana and blueberry smoothie?
- Bananas: In particular, this smoothie bowl is made with frozen bananas. Not only are they nutritious, but they also help to create a thick and creamy consistency.
- Blueberries: Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients. In particular, they contain vitamins C, K, and E.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds are an optional ingredient, but they're so healthy! Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, magnesium, and calcium.
- Vanilla: A dash of pure vanilla extract pairs really well with the berries and banana.
- Plant-based milk: I prefer almond milk, but you can use any plant-based milk. Some options include cashew, oat, and coconut milk.
How to make a thick smoothie bowl
Use frozen fruit. Frozen fruit creates a thick consistency. Oftentimes, the texture turns out similar to soft serve ice cream. If you choose to use fresh fruit, your smoothie will be thin and runny. Always stick to frozen fruit if you want a thick smoothie bowl.
Use the smallest amount of liquid possible. It's best to start with the smallest amount of plant-based milk. You can always add more liquid if your blender requires it. More liquid will create a thinner smoothie while less liquid will create a thicker smoothie, so use just enough to get the blades moving. I use the Vitamix blender because it allows me to use little to no liquid at all!
Enjoy the smoothie right away. Smoothie bowls melt just like ice cream. Therefore, it's best to add toppings and enjoy your bowl right after preparing it. The longer you wait, the runnier it will become.
What toppings go well with a blueberry smoothie?
I love adding fresh berries on top of this blueberry smoothie bowl! Choose from blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries. Other delicious toppings include granola, coconut flakes, nut butter, nuts, and seeds.
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This blueberry banana smoothie bowl is a healthy vegan breakfast recipe! It's made with 5 ingredients including frozen bananas, blueberries, chia seeds, vanilla, and almond milk. This quick and easy breakfast idea is great for kids, busy families, and clean eating diets. It's dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy it with a spoon! #smoothiebowl #smoothiebowls #smoothierecipe #blueberries #blueberrysmoothie #berrysmoothie #veganbreakfast #healthybreakfast
- 3 frozen bananas (peeled prior to freezing)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup plant-based milk
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Blend the ingredients until a thick and smoothie consistency forms. If needed, add more plant-based milk to get the blender moving. However, remember more liquid creates a thinner smoothie while less liquid creates a thicker smoothie.
- Transfer the smoothie to bowl(s). Top with fresh fruit, granola, coconut flakes, or any other toppings.
- The recipe makes 1 large or 2 small smoothie bowls.
- To freeze bananas, first wait for them to ripen. A ripe banana has a yellow peel with brown specks all across it. Then, remove the peels and transfer the bananas to a ziplock bag or container. Store in the freezer for up to 1 month.
- Serving Size: ½ recipe
- Calories: 276
- Sugar: 28g
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 57g
- Fiber: 11g
- Protein: 5g
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