This strawberry kiwi smoothie bowl is an easy and healthy breakfast! Combine five ingredients – including banana, strawberries, kiwi fruit, lime juice, and plant-based milk – to create this vegan smoothie recipe. It’s uniquely sweet, tart, and refreshing all at once. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy it with a spoon!
I don’t know about you, but this hot August weather has me craving smoothies on the daily. There’s just something about a light and refreshing smoothie bowl during the summer months. I’m getting as many smoothies in as possible before the fall season hits!
Today I’m bringing you a simple yet unique smoothie bowl. The bananas and strawberries contribute a sweet flavor, kiwi fruit brings in a subtle sourness, and fresh lime juice provides a burst of tart flavor. Everything is combined with plant-based milk for a truly creamy consistency.
This strawberry kiwi smoothie bowl is:
- Vegan, dairy-free, vegetarian, soy-free, and paleo
- Quick and easy to make // ready in just 5 minutes
- Packed with antioxidants and fiber
- Made with 5 nutritious ingredients
- Great for breakfast or a midday snack!
What ingredients are in a strawberry kiwi smoothie bowl?
- Banana: Frozen bananas help to create a thick and creamy consistency. Bananas are rich in several nutrients including vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and magnesium.
- Strawberries: Strawberries give this smoothie bowl its pretty pink appearance. They are also loaded with antioxidants.
- Kiwi fruit: Kiwi fruit is linked to several health benefits, including a boost to the immune system and aid in digestion.
- Lime: In particular, this smoothie calls for the juice of half a lime. Lime juice provides a fresh burst of sour and tart flavor.
- Plant-based milk: Any plant-based milk can be included in this strawberry kiwi smoothie. I love using almond milk or coconut milk.
How do you thicken a smoothie bowl?
As we all know, traditional smoothies are drinkable. After blending the ingredients together, you can easily pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy it with a straw. Smoothie bowls, on the other hand, are much thicker and should be enjoyed with a spoon (like soft serve ice cream!). Unlike the liquid-y consistency of traditional smoothies, smoothie bowls require a creamy consistency. It must be thick enough for fruit, nuts, and/or granola to sit nicely on top.
Tip #1: Use frozen fruit
The key to creating a thick smoothie bowl is using frozen fruit. You can buy pre-frozen fruit or freeze it yourself at home. Typically, you can easily find frozen berries, mango, and pineapple in grocery stores. However, frozen bananas are harder to come by. I always freeze bananas myself.
To freeze bananas: First, wait for the bananas to ripen. The peels should be yellow but covered in brown specks. Remove and discard the peels, then store the bananas in a container or ziplock bag. Place peeled bananas in the freezer where they will keep for up to 3 months. I keep a dozen bananas in my freezer at all times. This way, I know I always have the #1 smoothie bowl ingredient ready to go!
Tip #2: Use a high-powered blender
The easiest way to create a thick smoothie bowl is to use a powerful blender. Blenders that come with a tamper (like the Vitamix blender) allow you to push the ingredients toward the blades while blending. This is extremely helpful when you’re using frozen fruit.
If you don’t have a high-powered blender with a tamper, no worries! The process will require more patience on your part, but you can still create smoothie bowls. If the blades stop moving while you are trying to blend the ingredients, try the following instructions:
- Stop the blender.
- Open the lid and push the ingredients down toward the blades.
- Blend again until the blades. stop moving.
- Repeat until everything is smooth and creamy.
Tip #3: Use a minimal amount of liquid
I recommend using the smallest amount of liquid as possible. The less liquid you use, the thicker your smoothie will be. On the contrary, the more liquid you use, the thinner your smoothie will be. Start with ¼ to ⅓ cup and only add additional splashes as needed.
More smoothie recipes with strawberries:
- Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl
- Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Bowl
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl
- Strawberry Beet Smoothie Bowl
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This strawberry kiwi smoothie bowl is light, refreshing, and healthy. Enjoy the sweet flavor of bananas and strawberries paired with the tart taste of kiwi and lime. This vegan and dairy-free recipe makes the perfect breakfast or midday snack!
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ⅓ cup plant-based milk (such as almond or coconut)
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor.
- Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer smoothie to a bowl and add your favorite toppings.
- Be sure to use frozen fruit. To freeze bananas, first wait for them to fully ripen. The peels should be yellow with brown specks all over. Remove and discard the peels, then place the bananas inside a container or ziplock bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. I recommend keeping several bananas in the freezer at all times. This way, you’ll always have the #1 smoothie bowl ingredient ready to go!
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
- Calories: 235
- Sugar: 27g
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Fiber: 9g
- Protein: 4g
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