Easy and delicious 5-minute smoothie bowl recipe with customizable ingredients. Kid-friendly, nutritious and satisfying vegan breakfast, dessert or snack.
Smoothie bowls are my recent breakfast (and dessert!) favorites. They bring nice summer flavors now in September, when it’s hotter in Hamburg than it was in July. Here is what I love about these bowls and I’m sure you will, too:
- You can create any combo of flavors that you are craving (berries, fruits, cereals, seeds, nuts, spices…);
- Enjoy them for breakfast, brunch or as a super healthy dessert, which is also satisfying;
- They are more filling than regular smoothies thanks to added cereals and nuts;
- They are pretty and kid-friendly, making a great healthy after-school snack;
- Use frozen berries and make these smoothie bowls any time of the year;
- They are very easy to make: just throw all the ingredients in your blender!
- If you keep them in the fridge over night, they firm up and become pudding-like;
- Make them vegan by using coconut milk or vegetarian with Greek yogurt;
- These smoothie bowls are one of the most delicious (and nutritious!) ways to eat fruits and berries;
- They are the healthiest dessert or breakfast option out there: pure fiber, healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and protein!
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
It’s as easy as it looks: just throw all the ingredients in your blender, blend until smooth and top with your favorite berries, nuts and seeds and enjoy right away. If you like the pudding-like consistency, refrigerate them overnight.
For this smoothie bowl I used rolled oats as a cereal base, light coconut milk as a liquid base, chia and flax seeds, frozen blueberries and maple syrup as a sweetener. I topped the bowl with more frozen blueberries, blackberries, pecans and coconut flakes *the flower is just a decoration 🙂
Here is how you can customize your smoothie bowl:
- Use 2 cups of any frozen fruits and/or berries of your choice: strawberries, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, plums, bananas, pineapples, mango, etc.
- Add 1 cup of any liquid base of your choice: coconut milk, Greek yogurt, cow milk, almond or any other nut milk, oat milk, soy drink or vegan yogurt.
- Any seeds would fit but chia is a must to thicken up the smoothie. Add pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds or any other ones you like.
- Cereals are also great to thicken up the smoothie bowl. Oats are great for this (I usually use a few tablespoons), but other options would be spelt, rye, wheat or barley flakes.
- I like to top my smoothie bowls with nuts, as they add a little crunch. Choose your favorite nuts , be it pecans, walnuts, almonds or
- As a sweetener, I like to add a bit of maple syrup to these smoothie bowls. Alternatives would be: honey, agave syrup, demerara or coconut sugar, stevia, etc.
- Additionally, you can add cinnamon, vanilla or cocoa powder, if you like.
- Other things to add: almond or peanut butter, granola, cocoa nibs, puffed cereals, cornflakes, protein powder, dates, fruit or veggie juices (e.x. carrot, pomegranate juice, etc), açai, coconut oil, etc.
Here is the recipe for these smoothie bowls. Feel free to customize it according to your taste and the season!
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
- Blend frozen blueberries, light coconut milk, chia seeds, flax seeds, rolled oats and maple syrup in a food processor until smooth. Divide into bowls and top with coconut flakes, frozen blackberries and blueberries and pecans. Enjoy!