Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls

This blackberry strawberry banana smoothie bowl is for those of you looking for a simple, beautiful, 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.

pink smoothie bowl with fruit and homemade gourmet granola over the left half.
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Backstory

I drank tons of peanut butter banana protein smoothies when training for Ironman Coeur d’Alene many moons ago. So I was recently inspired by my homemade peanut butter granola to make a peanut butter banana smoothie bowl topped with more banana, chocolate chips, and that granola.

 

peanut butter banana smoothie bowl with banana, granola, coconut, and chocolate chips.

But I don’t run enough right now to be regularly eating that. So this one – this strawberry blackberry banana smoothie bowl – is relatively guilt free.

Ingredients

cup of yogurt and frozen blackberries, strawberries, and banana on a cutting board.

The base of this mixed berry 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.

If your bananas are over-ripe, you have two choices. You can make a banana bread like this Nutella banana bread or one-bowl chocolate chip banana bread. Or you can freeze them for future smoothies.

Tip from the wise quacker: 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.

Variations and substitutions

  • Sub in different fruit. Mango, pineapple, peaches, and cherries all could work here.
  • Change up the toppings. Try chopped blanched hazelnuts or seeds or some dried fruit.
  • Add some protein powder.

Recipe tips and tricks

Making the smoothie

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 things into it, because that’s one of the common hazards in your kitchen!

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.

a blackberry strawberry banana smoothie in a glass with a pink striped straw.

Making the smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls need to be thicker than smoothies because you eat them with a spoon. Pour your blended smoothie mixture into a bowl without thinning it, and sprinkle on your toppings. Pick from toppings including fresh fruit, granola, and toasted coconut flakes.

blackberry strawberry banana smoothie bowl topped with sliced fruit, granola, and coconut.

Recipe FAQs

Do you remove the seeds from the blackberries?

Unlike my recipes for blackberry curd tart and blackberry apple pie, it’s not necessary to remove the blackberry seeds for a smoothie.

Where do you get compostable straws?

We love Naturalik paper straws for reducing plastic waste.

Can you freeze smoothies?

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!

Check out some other Ugly Duckling Bakery breakfast recipes like:

Or, if you’re looking for healthy-ish snacks, how about some unsweetened strawberry applesauce, dried strawberries, dried apple rings, or even kale waffle chips!

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Recipe

Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls

5 from 1 vote
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Unspecified
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 271kcal
This blackberry strawberry banana smoothie bowl is for those of you who are looking for a simple, beautiful, and relatively healthy fruit-filled breakfast bowl. Or keep it as a mixed berry smoothie and drink it on the go.
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Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

Strawberry blackberry banana smoothie

  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt 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

Instructions

  • Add the yogurt, blackberries, strawberries, and banana to the blender and blend on the highest setting until smooth.
    1 cup whole milk yogurt 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 yogurt 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

Notes

Nutritional information here is estimated for the blackberry, strawberry, and banana smoothie bowl recipe (two servings).
Got over-ripe bananas and want to freeze them? Make sure to peel them before you freeze!

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1mg
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These instructions for blackberry strawberry banana smoothies and mixed berry smoothie bowls was first posted on January 18, 2022. It was last updated on May 11, 2023.

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