It's time for Healthy Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowls! These nutritious bowls are the perfect way to start your day and they're both gluten free and vegan! I love these healthy breakfast recipes because they're so easy to make and you can customize them with your favorite toppings. You know? Kind of like a healthy version of soft-serve ice cream, but way healthier! 😉
Smoothie bowls are the perfect breakfast or healthy snack because they're so quick and easy to make, and super nutritious too! I especially love how you can prep the ingredients ahead of time. Just put the desired portions in freezer bags and keep in the freezer for when you're ready for a treat!
These healthy raspberry banana smoothie bowls are good for you because they're a nourishing mix of vitamins and minerals. They provide potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants like ellagic acid – all with just one bowl! Plus, it'll satisfy your sweet tooth without being too high in calories or sugar.
Raspberries are in season and a smoothie bowl is the perfect way to enjoy them. You can top these smoothies with anything your heart desires, but I like adding chia seeds and almonds for extra protein and coconut flakes for more texture. Oh, and who could forget about chocolate chips!?
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Coconut cream
- Chia seeds
- Coconut shreds
- Chocolate chips
- Almond flakes
- Wash your raspberries then peel and chop the bananas. You can make your bowls with fresh fruit or freeze a few hours for a thicker consistency.
- Place fruit in a food processor or blender.
- Add coconut cream and blend until smooth.
- Once smooth, pour the smoothie and spread between two bowls.
- Garnish with raspberries, chia seeds, almond flakes, coconut shreds and chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Tips For Success
- I made these bowls using fresh fruit but for even thicker smoothie bowls, freeze all of your fruit first!
- Add in your favorite protein powder before blending if you want some added calories and want to feel fuller longer.
- You can prep and pre-portion the actual smoothie ingredients ahead of time and place them in a freezer bag and stick in the freezer. That way in the morning, all you have to do is throw them in the blender. You can meal prep smoothie bowls all week with different flavors this way!
- It's best to eat smoothie bowls right away but if you do have any leftovers, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just keep it in an airtight container.
- You can also pour the leftovers from your smoothie bowl into popsicle molds and place in the freezer to enjoy as a frozen sweet treat later!
- Blender or food processor
What is a smoothie bowl?
A smoothie bowl is a great way to use fresh, in-season, fruit or frozen fruit. It's similar to a smoothie but has lots more yummy toppings, so you need to use a bowl to spoon up all that healthy goodness.
You make the smoothie in a blender, like usual, and then pour it into a bowl instead of a cup. Next, top it with slices of fruit, chia seeds, coconut flakes, granola, nuts, chocolate chips, or anything you think would go well with it.
This adds a little bit of texture and makes it a filling breakfast for hot summer mornings or an afternoon snack.
There is an endless variety of toppings you can add to smoothie bowls. This one has chia seeds, sliced almonds, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips. Some other options include:
- Nuts: chopped walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, cashews
- Sliced fruit: bananas, strawberries, kiwifruit, peaches, mangoes, papaya
- Whole fruit: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
- Nut butters: peanut butter, almond butter, chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella)
- Crunch: granola, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds
A whole meal
In contrast to smoothies, smoothie bowls can be a whole meal themselves after you add all the toppings. You have everything you need to round it out and make it filling.
It's a perfect mid-day snack to help tide you over until your next big meal. It's also great as part of your breakfast or lunch.
When it's topped with fruit, nuts, nut butter, or seeds it has loads of calcium, protein, and potassium. Not to mention antioxidants and a range of vitamins and minerals.
Are smoothie bowls actually healthy?
Yes! Smoothie bowls are incredibly healthy. When you start piling in the fruit, granola, seeds, and nuts, you've got yourself a well-rounded nutritious meal.
Is it bad to eat a smoothie bowl every day?
It's not necessarily bad to eat a smoothie bowl every day. Make it yourself instead of buying it at a smoothie shop where they put in extra sugars. Also, when you make them, try to use the least amount of added sugar as well. Vary up the fruits, plant based milks, and toppings so you get a nice balance of nutrients.
Can you use water instead of milk in smoothie bowls?
You can use water instead of milk but it will be less flavorful. Some other options are almond milk, oat milk, coconut juice, orange juice, or apple juice.
How do you freeze bananas for smoothies?
Frozen bananas are a great addition to smoothies. They're a natural sweetener and pair well with other fruits.
The best way to freeze them is to lay out a sheet pan and layer it with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Slice the very ripe bananas and put them all in one layer on the sheet. Freeze the whole sheet for about 30 minutes and then remove the bananas and put them in a freezer bag and then back in the freezer.
This nutrition card is calculated by a third party app and is only an estimate. The numbers will vary based on the specific ingredient amounts and brands you use in making this recipe.
2 servings per container
Serving Size1 bowl
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3g 15%
- Cholesterol 5mg 2%
- Sodium 47mg 2%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 796mg 23%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 14g 57%
- Sugars 33g
- Protein 6g 12%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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