This smoothie bowl is super thick, delicious, fresh, yummy, and nutritious. It is naturally sweetened with no added sugar. The toppings on the smoothie bowl stay put and don't fall down to the bottom of the bowl. It is so quick and easy to put together and can be done in less than 10 minutes. You might think it's more of a treat than something that's good for you.
Smoothie bowls have been something that I have been making my family on the weekends for the last 5 years or so. They are just so beautiful, fresh, and colorful-looking, plus they are super healthy. When I eat one I feel energized for the rest of the day.
This smoothie bowl is easy to make with just a few ingredients.
- A Frozen banana.
- Milk of your choice.
- Frozen berries.
- Your choice of toppings.
As I mentioned earlier, this smoothie bowl is incredibly thick, easy to make, super nutritious, and made with healthy ingredients. Use ingredients that you already have on hand, and don't be afraid to experiment.
- Most importantly, to get the thick consistency, use frozen banana slices. I put the equivalent of about 1 banana in my food processor (about 20 slices of banana), with about 2 tbsp of milk of your choice (such as unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, or oat milk).
- Then, pulse it up for less than a minute, just until it starts to have a creamy consistency.
- Add in about ½ cup of frozen berries (I use raspberries, honeyberries, or strawberries usually). Continue to pulse it up until well combined.
- That's it! Dish it in a bowl and place toppings of your choice on top!
If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender. My blender was a wedding gift my parents received at their wedding in 1968, which they then gave to me, oh, about 20 years ago or so. Crazy it still works, isn't it? I use it all the time in the kitchen. Anyway, my blender is not the best to get a thick consistency, so that is why I use my food processor. Let me know in the comments below which one you use? A food processor or a blender?
🍓 What are the best toppings for smoothie bowls?
There are so many different toppings you could add according to your tastes and availability of ingredients. Here are some fun ideas to try!
- Blueberries, honeyberries, raspberries, strawberries.
- Kiwi, sliced.
- Pineapple, sliced.
- Diced mango.
- Banana, sliced.
- Sliced peaches, pears, apricot.
- Pomegranate seeds.
- Chia seeds (1tsp).
- Hemp hearts (1 tsp).
- Flax seeds (1 tsp).
- Coconut flakes.
- Chopped or sliced nuts or seeds (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds).
🍌 Are smoothie bowls actually healthy?
Smoothie bowls actually share the same health benefits as smoothies. They are considered healthy because they contain a variety of whole, natural foods and are naturally sweetened. Plus, smoothie bowls are made even healthier with the addition of some "superfood" ingredients such as chia seeds and hemp hearts. Everything is good in moderation, just be careful not to overdo it with large portions and high-calorie ingredients.
I hope you really like this recipe for a Super Thick Fruity/Banana Smoothie Bowl! Let me know in the comments below how you liked the recipe, and what toppings you used.
Extremely Thick Banana/Berry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 ripe banana frozen, sliced
- 2 tbsp milk of your choice coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, regular milk
- ½ cup frozen berries of your choice strawberries, raspberries, honeyberries, blackberries, blueberries.
- Toppings for Smoothie Bowl
- 1 tsp chia seeds optional
- 1 tsp hemp hearts optional
- ½ ripe banana sliced
- fresh sliced fruit
- granola (optional
- chopped or sliced nuts or seeds optional
- coconut flakes optional
- pomegranate seeds optional
- In a food processor, add 1 frozen, sliced banana (about 20 slices).
- Next, add in 2 tbsp milk, your choice. Pulse until the consistency is creamy.
- Add ½ cup of frozen berries of your choice and pulse until well blended together.
- Spoon the smoothie into a large bowl.
- Top with your choice of toppings listed above.