Smooth and creamy, this Berry Almond Smoothie Bowl is a flavorful recipe full of clean and healthy ingredients! Having this easy and delicious breakfast is a great way to start your morning — especially when you're pressed for time. It is so light but will help keep you full all the way until lunch. And you feel so good when you eat it!
I typically eat some variation of a smoothie for breakfast every morning. They're filling and packed with fresh fruit and superfoods to get my day started. If you're not a fan of smoothies, but need other quick, easy, healthy breakfast ideas, try this cottage cheese toast. It's filled with extra protein and healthy fats.
Any healthy overnight oats recipe is also a great option for a wholesome breakfast on the go for those busy mornings. These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats taste just like a delicious strawberry cheesecake. And these carrot cake overnight oats taste just like — you guessed it — a slice of carrot cake.
Here are the simple ingredients for this delicious banana blueberry almond smoothie bowl recipe. Most are pantry staples and easy (and affordable) to find in grocery stores. Jump down to the recipe card for exact measurements.
- Frozen mixed berries: The frozen fruit adds a little sweetness and plenty of vitamins and antioxidants. You can use fresh berries as opposed to frozen.
- Almond butter: Contributes to the creamy consistency.
- Banana: Ripe bananas are a little sweeter, so I like to use them when they've started to go a little brown.
- Unsweetened coconut: Aside from flavor, it adds texture and crunch.
- Vanilla almond milk: The vanilla flavor tastes great in this smoothie, but feel free to use any organic nut milk or regular milk.
- Chia seeds: Although flavorless, they're a rich source of fiber, omega-3s, and anti-oxidants.
- Muesli: Another optional nutrient-dense addition that provides a range of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber
- Dark chocolate chips: These are optional, but we're certainly not opting out of the chocolate when it's a choice!
How to Make Berry Almond Smoothie Bowls
The full printable recipe is below, but let’s walk through the steps with some photos and a video so you have a clear idea of what to expect. This berry almond smoothie bowl recipe is really easy and these step-by-step instructions will make sure they turn out every time.
- Add the berries, almond butter, half of the banana, coconut flakes, and almond milk to a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth. The mixture should have a thick consistency. Spoon into serving bowls and top with slices of the other half of the banana, dark chocolate chips, muesli, additional coconut, and chia seeds.
- Eat immediately!
What is the best liquid for a smoothie bowl?
Water, nut milk, dairy milk, or coconut milk are the best liquid bases. Ultimately, the best liquid for a smoothie bowl is the one that complements the flavors of the other ingredients and suits your personal taste preferences and dietary needs.
How do you thicken a smoothie bowl?
The key to thickening a smoothie bowl is to start with less liquid and gradually add more thickening ingredients until you reach the desired texture. Frozen fruits, Greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, and avocado are all great ingredients to add to the thickness.
Are smoothie bowls healthy?
As long as they're prepared with the right ingredients, they can be good for you. Smoothies can be packed with fruits and vegetables that are rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber. In turn, these ingredients can help promote heart health and healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Just be sure to limit added sugars and watch portion sizes. While smoothies can be nutritious, it's essential to be mindful of portion sizes and not consume excessively large smoothies.
Smoothie Bowl Toppings
Perhaps the best part about this recipe? There are all sorts of add-ins you can layer on top. It's such an easy way to add in extra protein, healthy fats, and dietary fiber.
One of my favorite toppings is this grain-free crunchy granola made from raw nuts, seeds, and nut butter. It's naturally gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. I've always loved granola but never liked all the extra ingredients and added sugar in the typical store-bought kind. I started making homemade granola, like vanilla almond granola and chocolate peanut butter protein granola.
Other toppings: fresh fruit, pumpkin seeds, fresh blueberries, unsweetened coconut flakes, hemp seeds, whole raw almonds, or creamy almond butter,
Meal Prep and Freezing
To maximize freshness and quality, it's generally recommended to consume a smoothie bowl as soon as possible after preparing. If you anticipate needing a longer shelf life, you may consider freezing the smoothie bowl in individual portions and thawing them as needed. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
More Smoothie Bowl Recipes
- Pitaya bowl
- Tropical coconut smoothie bowl
- PB&J smoothie bowl
- Mocha protein smoothie bowl
- Tropical kale smoothie bowl
- Green smoothie bowl
Berry Almond Smoothie Bowl
- 1 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- ½ medium frozen banana
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
- ⅓ cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds optional
- 2 Tablespoons muesli, granola, etc. optional
- 1 Tablespoon dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs optional
- Optional: vanilla protein powder (we like Be Well by Kelly)
- High Speed Blender we use a Vitamix
- Add the berries, almond butter, half of the banana, coconut flakes and almond milk to the blender. Blend until smooth. The mixture will be thick. Use the tamper on your blender to help mix it. Add more milk 1 Tablespoon at a time if needed to thin it out slightly.
- Spoon into large bowl and top it with desired toppings including granola, more coconut, cocoa nibs, etc.