This blackberry strawberry banana smoothie bowl is for those of you looking for a simple, beautiful, and relatively healthy fruit-filled breakfast bowl. Or keep it as a blackberry strawberry banana smoothie and drink it on the go.
Making smoothies and smoothie bowls isn’t challenging. All you need is a blender.
I drank tons of peanut butter banana protein smoothies when I was training for Ironman Coeur d’Alene many moons ago. So I was recently inspired by a batch of homemade peanut butter granola to make a smoothie bowl.
I started with a peanut butter banana smoothie and topped the bowl with more banana, some chocolate chips, and that granola. You can see that smoothie bowl at the bottom of this post.
Of course it was delicious.
But I don’t run enough right now to be eating that on a regular basis. So this one – this blackberry strawberry banana smoothie bowl – is relatively guilt free.
Tips and tricks for this recipe
ProTip: Peel your bananas before you freeze them! If you don’t, the peel will stick to the frozen banana and make them challenging to peel.
Making the smoothie
The base of this blackberry strawberry banana smoothie bowl is frozen fruit and a thick yogurt of your choice. This is one the few recipes where frozen fruit works as well if not better than fresh fruit.
Load everything into your blender and give it a whir. You might need to unplug it and stir things around with a spoon or spatula if your blender doesn’t have a powerful motor. Please unplug your blender before sticking fingers or other things into it!
If you’re making a smoothie, that’s it! You’re done unless you want to thin the smoothie with a little milk of your choice. Pour the smoothie in a glass and pop in a compostable straw.
Making the smoothie bowl
Smoothie bowls need to be thicker than smoothies because you eat them with a spoon. So there’s no need to thin it. Pour your blended smoothie mixture into a bowl, and sprinkle on your toppings.
Variations and substitutions
- Sub in different fruit. Mango, pineapple, peaches, and cherries all could work here.
- Change up the toppings. Try nuts or seeds or some dried fruit.
- Add some protein powder.
We love Naturalik paper straws for reducing plastic waste.
Yes, depending on the ingredients, smoothies can be frozen, though you’ll get better results if you freeze the fruit without the yogurt or milk. Or you could make it into frozen yogurt with your ice cream maker, but that’s a whole other category of recipes!
Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls
Blackberry strawberry banana smoothie
- 1 cup whole milk or Greek yogurt
- ½ cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 banana, frozen
- milk of choice, to thin, if desired
Smoothie bowl (pick and choose)
- ½ banana, sliced
- 1 to 2 fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 to 2 fresh blackberries, halved if large
- ¼ cup granola
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
- Add the yogurt, blackberries, strawberries, and banana to the blender and blend on the highest setting until smooth.1 cup whole milk or Greek yogurt, ½ cup blackberries, fresh or frozen, ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen, 1 banana, frozen
- If enjoying as a smoothie, add milk of your choice to make the smoothie thinner, if desired.1 cup whole milk or Greek yogurt
- If enjoying as a smoothie bowl, pour the smoothie mixture into bowls and top with more fresh fruit, granola, or toasted coconut.½ banana, sliced, 1 to 2 fresh strawberries, sliced, 1 to 2 fresh blackberries, halved if large, ¼ cup granola, 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
If you make this blackberry strawberry banana smoothie or the blackberry strawberry banana smoothie bowl, please leave a rating or comment here. Pretty please.