Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
Looking for a refreshing breakfast, snack or dessert? This Strawberry Smoothie Bowl is made with 3 simple ingredients and is perfect when you’re in need of a cold, delicious and fruity treat!
Strawberry banana smoothie bowl
There’s nothing that says “summer is here!” like strawberry season. When fresh local strawberries start appearing at the farmer’s market I always know it’s time to start enjoying strawberry recipes like fresh strawberry rhubarb crisp or homemade strawberry fruit leather.
Today we’re enjoying strawberries blended up into a delicious strawberry banana smoothie bowl.
This smoothie bowl recipe can be enjoyed as a refreshing breakfast, as an afternoon snack or for dessert as a replacement for ice cream or sorbet.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- 3 ingredients. That’s it. This smoothie bowl is seriously simple to make with just three ingredients.
- Customizable. Want to add protein powder? Go ahead! Love almond butter? Add in a spoon! You can customize this smoothie bowl however you like.
- Alternative to ice cream. If you’re ever in the mood for ice cream but looking for an option that’s a little lighter and fresher, this strawberry smoothie bowl is the perfect option!
Strawberry smoothie bowl ingredients
- Strawberries: fresh or frozen both work. During the summer, I like to use fresh strawberries from the market.
- Frozen bananas: these MUST be frozen in order for the smoothie bowl to work. If you use fresh bananas you’ll just end up with a smoothie.
- Almond milk: or any type of milk you want to use. You only need a really small splash of this.
How to make a strawberry smoothie bowl
Add the strawberries, frozen bananas and a small splash of almond milk to a high-speed blender. I recommend starting with just 2 tablespoons of almond milk and adding more only if needed.
Blend together to combine the ingredients. If your blender has an “ice cream mode” (such as a Vitamix or Blendtec) use that setting. If your blender has a tamper, (which looks like a black plastic stick) use it to help push the fruit into the blades of the blender. If you don’t have a tamper, you might need to scrape down the sides of the blender a few times.
Scoop the smoothie into a bowl and add whatever toppings you love.
Smoothie bowl Mix-ins and topping ideas
There are so many possibilities when it comes to mix-ins and toppings for smoothie bowls! Here are some of my favourite options you can add to this bowl.
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1-2 tablespoons nut butter
- 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1-2 tsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tsp ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup berries of choice
- Any fruit (bananas, kiwi, mango…etc.)
- Shredded coconut
- puffed quinoa
- cacao nibs
- chocolate chips
- nut butter
- granola (I love adding chocolate granola)
Expert tips for a thick smoothie bowl
- Use frozen bananas. This is key to creating a base for a creamy and thick smoothie bowl. Don’t use fresh bananas or you’ll end up with a smoothie!
- Use mostly frozen fruit. You can also use frozen strawberries if you have some on hand. This will create a thicker smoothie bowl texture.
- Don’t add too much liquid. Just a tiny splash of almond milk is all you need to help the ingredients combine together. Start with a little and try not to add too much.
- Don’t over-blend. Blend just to combine. If you continue to blend too much it will heat the smoothie mixture and become less thick.
Strawberry smoothie bowl FAQ
Yes! If you don’t like bananas you use frozen mango, frozen avocado or frozen coconut in place of the bananas. These will all help to give the smoothie bowl a thick and creamy texture.
It depends. Homemade smoothie bowls with fresh fruit and a few toppings are healthy. However, some store-bought smoothie bowls are loaded with tons of fruit, sugars, and toppings that add up to be very high in calories and sugar.
Homemade smoothie bowls when enjoyed in moderation can be helpful for weight loss.
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A simple 3 ingredient strawberry smoothie that you can customize however you like!
- Add the bananas, strawberries and almond milk to a high-speed blender or food processor.
- If using a blender, use the tamper (the black stick that can be placed in the center of the blender) and push the frozen fruit into the blades to help it blend. Otherwise, you can pause the blender and scrape down the edges every few seconds.
- Scoop the smoothie into a bowl and add whatever toppings you love.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 233
- Sugar: 32g
- Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 55g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 3g
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