Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls
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 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.
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.
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 nuts 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.
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.
Unlike my recipes for blackberry curd tart and blackberry apple pie, it’s not necessary to remove the blackberry seeds for a smoothie.
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!
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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Blackberry Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls
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
- 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
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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