My Go-To Smoothie Bowl (5 minutes!)

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The perfect gluten-free vegan 5-Minute Smoothie Bowl topped with shredded coconut, chia seeds, and strawberries

Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with smoothie bowls (or as I call them, smoodie bowls).

The concept is simple and I’ve done it before here and here! But I believe this is my best version yet, and the trick is all in the blending method.

Come see how!

Bananas, berries, coconut, nut milk, chia seeds, and hemp seeds for making my go-to vegan smoothie bowl recipe

This recipe only requires 3 ingredients, 1 blenderand 5 minutes. Huzzah!

Simply add frozen bananas and frozen mixed berries to a blender and blend on low (this is key!) until it looks like Dip ‘n’ Dots (remember those?!). Then add a little (not too much!) non-dairy milk of choice – I like coconut – and  protein powder if you’d like.

Blend some more on low, scraping down the sides until you have SOFT SERVE! Yes, a smoothie bowl is glorified soft serve and it’s so dang delicious. Hence the reason I can’t stop.

Using a blender to make a healthy vegan smoothie bowl recipe

The best part about smoothie bowls is the toppings. I’ve been keeping it super simple recently and adding a spoonful each coconut flake, hemp seeds, and chia seeds for added nutrients, fiber, and protein.

Fruit makes a pretty addition but isn’t necessary since the entire bowl is made of fruit.

Naturally-sweetened vegan Smoothie Bowl topped with coconut, chia seeds, and strawberries

This recipe is so simple, but I hope you give it a try and love it! It’s:

Naturally sweet
& Quick!

This makes the perfect breakfast or snack when you’re in a rush but need something substantial (and want something pretty). It’s especially great for the summer months when we’re all looking for another way to cool down and keep time in the kitchen to a minimum.

If you try this bowl, let us know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see your smoothie bowls in action. Cheers, friends!

Our Perfect healthy Smoothie Bowl recipe made from simple ingredients

My Go-To Smoothie Bowl (5 minutes!)

My go-to 5-minute smoothie bowl with just 3 ingredients! Satisfying, nutrient-rich, and naturally sweet! A healthy, plant-based breakfast or snack.
Author Minimalist Baker
Go-To Vegan Smoothie Bowl topped with shredded coconut, chia seeds, and fresh strawberries
4.72 from 57 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 (smoothie bowl)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1-2 Weeks
Does it keep? Best when fresh



  • 1 heaping cup organic frozen mixed berries
  • 1 small ripe banana (sliced and frozen)
  • 2-3 Tbsp light coconut or almond milk (plus more as needed)
  • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder of choice* (optional)


  • 1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (desiccated)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • Granola (optional)
  • Fruit (optional)


  • Add frozen berries and banana to a blender and blend on low until small bits remain – see photo.
  • Add a bit of coconut or almond milk and protein powder (optional), and blend on low again, scraping down sides as needed, until the mixture reaches a soft serve consistency (see photo).
  • Scoop into 1-2 serving bowls (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and top with desired toppings (optional). I prefer chia seeds, hemp seeds, and coconut, but strawberries, granola, and a nut or seed butter would be great here, too!
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers keep in the freezer for 1-2 weeks. Let thaw before enjoying.



*I don’t love most vegan protein powders but have tried most of these and would recommend them! Aloha Vanilla, Naturade Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder, Sun Warrior Vanilla, Vega Vanilla.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without toppings.
*If you’re looking for a blender recommendation, check out our shop page!

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothie bowl Calories: 214 Carbohydrates: 47.5 g Protein: 2.8 g Fat: 2.5 g Saturated Fat: 1.6 g Sodium: 9 mg Fiber: 8.8 g Sugar: 25.9 g

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  1. Jules says

    This was delicious and super healthy too.
    I used
    Frozen banana
    Frozen mango, strawberries, coconut and passion fruit
    Regular milk
    It blended with some trouble but our blender is quite old.
    Melts quick so eat right away.
    Thanks for this!

  2. Jennifer Smithson says

    I had been looking for an easier smoothie bowl to make that would be quick and easy. This is the one! So quick and simple and so delicious! I have made it twice in the last 3 days.

  3. Willow says

    I made this and it was delicious! Another comment said they used mango instead of banana and since I don’t really like banana I used mango and that was sooooo good! Defo recommend using mango. After I made it there was some left over so I added a bit more milk and made popsicles. 🤩🤩🤩 The popsicles were really nice since it is spring where I live.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Woohoo! We’ve gotta try that mango swap.. sounds so delish! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Willow!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Winnie, in that case, it might be tricky to make the smoothie thick enough for a smoothie bowl, but it would work well for a drinkable smoothie by adding more dairy-free milk. Hope that helps!

  4. anonymous says

    This recipe was delicious! I used mangoes instead of bananas, and dairy milk. 10/10 would recommend, tastes like healthy soft serve ice cream!

      • Dawn L Kimpel says

        Have you tried Greek yogurt in place of milk? I’m not vegan so I would use dairy. I think Greek yogurt would make it more creamy and has a lot more protein than milk.

  5. Carol Patterson says

    I nearly broke my blender making this. I ended up adding a non frozen banana and a little water at a time until my blender could choke it down. Then I added the milk and vanilla protein powder but personally I wished i didn’t add any of the powder. It doesn’t go well it’s the flavors at all :( other than all that it was a good recipe. It makes a big bowl tho so go into this has hungry!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Carol, sorry to hear this one gave you trouble! Were you using a blender that has a tamper? That can help keep things moving to avoid the blender getting overheated. Glad to hear you still enjoyed it overall!

  6. Suzanne says

    Wow! This is a delicious smoothie bowl! The secret is the slow blending and not too much liquid. I will make this often. I am thinking of using frozen blueberries and cherries next time!

        • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi there! We haven’t tried this with chilled fruit, and it would not give you the same thick texture (it will probably be quite liquidy), but it could be yummy! Let us know how it goes if you give it a try! xo

  7. Fleur says

    Normally I need to make a smoothie bowl the evening before I can eat it as breakfast but now not 💕

  8. Naiana says

    Thank you, this was the first smoothie bowl that worked for me!
    However, I have a large Nutribullet and needed about an extra cup of almond milk. Anyway, topped with coconut shreds, chia & hemp seeds, and some homemade granola for perfection in a bowl!
    Again, thanks for all the recipes. They have helped me have way more confidence on my vegan journey.:)

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      We love to hear this, Naiana! Thanks for the kind review, we’re so glad you enjoyed! xo

  9. Nina says

    Made this morning and loved it! Topped with peanut butter, shredded coconut, and granola. Will definitely make it again.

  10. riley says

    hello I haven’t made this yet but i’m really excited to try. me and my friend are using this recipe for a healthy eating school project and is adding granola as a topping ok

  11. Dana says

    This was terrific! I’m new to smoothie bowls but based on this recipe, already in love! I didn’t have any milk on hand so actually used about 3 tbs of water, and it was fine! I added it at the same time as my fruit (all frozen- strawberries, peaches & banana) and continuously tamped down on slow speed (Vitamix). My daughter was so thrilled with her “ice cream!” We added pumpkin seeds, oats, flax and hemp hearts on top. No need for anything sweeter. Thanks for this!

    • Maggie says

      Thanks for posting your review. I don’t have my non dairy milk but have coconut water!!! Can’t wait to make this!

      No question. Just a reply. 💗🙏💗

  12. Katelyn Cooley says

    It was good. I added some honey and oats as a topping and defrosted fruit with sugar. It took longer than 5 minutes. More like 20 minutes but it was good. I probably won’t be making this again because of the time but for the one-time thing, it tasted good with lots of honey.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Sorry to hear it was more time intensive than expected! We find recipes usually take longer the first time you make them and then faster once you become more familiar with the steps.

  13. Anneka says

    In the recipe you said that you top it with chia seeds but I’ve heard you aren’t supposed to eat raw chia seeds without letting them expand in liquid first. This looks so yummy and I’ll be making it for breakfast but are sure it’s okay to top with chia seeds?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Anneka, we haven’t had an issue with consuming them dry, but feel free to omit for caution. Our understanding is that it’s more of an issue if something has an underlying condition such as swallowing problems.

  14. Melody says

    Awesome!! I could have this all day haha. I had a question since I’m out of bananas now. How much maple syrup should I use instead?

    Thank you for all your great recipes!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Cadir, the banana helps make it creamy. You could try a small sliver of avocado and/or replace with frozen mango. Let us know if you try it!

  15. savannah says

    i have not yet made this recipe, but it sounds so delicious!! i am sooo excited to enjoy this delicious healthy snack!! #breakfasttomorrow!

  16. Kaiah says

    Um I was wondering what blender that is. Ive been wanting that blender for a while but I dont know the brand. Thanks! :)

  17. Mia says

    I have not made this yet, but I can NOT WAIT to make it!!!!!

    I am still scrolling this website for more smoothie bowls and other yummy treats!!!!!!

  18. Jasbaani Dhillon says

    I tried it out again this time with vanilla extract it was great 👍 and I tried it again but with out vanilla extract and instead I added a little bit of plain yogurt on the side it was really refreshing so I recommend any of these two ideas.

  19. Jasbaani Dhillon says

    This was and is a great recipe I have made it a few times but I honestly think it needs a little bit more flavour to it, maybe some vanilla extract or something els. Other than that I will continue making it.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Jasbaani! For best flavor, we’d suggest using produce picked at peak freshness. Let us know if you try adding vanilla!

  20. Marcus says

    It tasted great but you have to really put in work to get this thing to blend properly at all. I have a Vitamix too so it’s not a blender issue. Everything in this is frozen and there’s no added liquid. It DOES NOT blend unless you do some serious tampering. Vitamix even specifically says in the book to not blend anything without some kind of liquid base.

    I won’t be making again. I’ve found other smoothie bowls that are similar in quality that doesn’t need the 10 minutes of tamper pounding to blend correctly.

  21. Lisa says

    Genius idea! Sometimes you want all the health benefits of a smoothie but you miss eating cereal. This satisfys both desires! Well done.

      • Aman says

        I made this for breakfast today. It was incredibly delicious. But never did I think it would be more filling than just a smoothie. It kept me full for way longer. I’ll be making them more often. Thank you for sharing this!

  22. Janine says

    I would love to be able to check out more recipes on your site. Especially, the smoothie bowls. But so many ads are flashing, running, and slowing things down, I can’t move around.

    Maybe you could remove all the noise so more people could look at the site.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Janine, thank you for the feedback! Although ads are what keeps our content free, we always want to prioritize user experience!

  23. Oluseyi Babayeju says

    This was a really great recipe. I topped it with cereal, strawberries, maple syrup, and bananas. It melts quickly so eat it fast. When I get protein powder I will try it again, but I guess it will taste just as good.

  24. Claire says

    The creaminess is amazing, but until I get a more powerful blender, here’s how I modified this bowl: (1) defrosted fruit on low power in the microwave and (2) added more milk to help blend. I used a mix of strawberries, mango, and pineapple for a tropical feel. Very delicious but longer than 5 minutes to prep for me.

  25. Sonia says

    So simple and yummy! I added a little of the earth balance peanut butter coconut oil blend to my smoothie base, then topped with a homemade granola and chia seeds! yum, I’ll definitely be making this again and trying new variations!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sonia. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  26. Mary says

    I make this every single morning–never tire of it! I usually add more almond milk but I will follow your suggestion of using 2-3 tbs instead. I also top with some raw almonds and cacao nibs for added crunch with no added sugar. Thank you for posting!

  27. Anna says

    was very easy to make, and tasted really good!
    took me 10 minutes, but was my first time making an acai bowl!

  28. Madison says

    This was the best smoothie bowl ever! It tasted like a sorbet and I would eat it for dessert. You have to try this recipe :-)

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Madison. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  29. Lorraine S. says

    I have tried at least a dozen recipes and all were to watery with not enough protein. This is by far THE BEST ever. Thick and creamy. Topped with some TVP for extra protein, shredded coconut, slivered almonds and some Trader Joe’s coconut toasted granola. DELISH

  30. wini says

    my first smoothie bowl and it turned out AMAZING! i topped mine with some protein granola and it was so filling :)

  31. ella says

    Thanks for the recipe it was so delicious! i did add 1 fresh banana and it was still creamy and really good

  32. Veronica says

    i used half banana (not frozen) and sliced up the other half to add as a topping. still turned out really creamy! i also added a few chocolate chips as a topping, cheat day!

  33. Ashley says

    It seems unlikely that this recipe would have 0mg of potassium with the bananas! I know it’s hard to calculate, but I bet there are all kinds of essential vitamins and minerals in this smoothie bowl!

  34. abby says

    do we have to blend the fruits in little bits? i have an ace blender from instant pot so i cant blend them.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Abby, we aren’t quite sure what you’re asking as we aren’t familiar with that blender. Mind clarifying?

    • Anna says

      This is the first time I’ve ever made a smoothie bowl and it was SO GOOD. I cant believe how sweet it is without any added sugar!! I put apple slices and granola on top of mine. I usually never comment on things but this was literally so good I have to comment

  35. Khuthi says

    Thank you for the super tasty recipe, this was my first smoothie bowl and it came out beautifully. I will sure be making them more ?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Khuthi. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  36. Ellie says

    Hi, I tried this and it was really good! But I only had almond milk and it’s not my favorite thing to put in smoothies so I replaced the milk for strawberry yogurt and a little bit of water. My blender is pretty difficult when I try to make things thick but but putting the little bit of water my blender was able to blend it. And if you’re wondering what kind of fruits I used, I used frozen strawberries, a bit of frozen mango, and half of a banana. I also put some sunflower seeds and cranberries on top and that added a bit more flavor too. I would definitely recommend making this it’s delicious!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Ellie, Thanks so much for sharing. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  37. victoria suh says

    the smoothie bowl tastes amazing but i had a problem when blending the frozen fruit and banana. my blender couldn’t blend at all without the milk.

  38. Ashlee says

    hello! I was wondering if I could use regular milk since I am not vegan and don’t have almond/coconut milk in my house. also can I use a hand blender? thanks!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      The milk substitution is fine! We aren’t sure a hand blender would work though. But let us know if you give it a try!

  39. Jennifer Rinaldo says

    Hello, Mrs Minimalist Baker!

    LOVE your recipes! Cannot wait to try more of them! Question though: Acai bowls. I had one in Hawaii (Choice Restaurant) recently. It was “unsweetened acai puree, with banana, strawberries, coconut, and granola all topped with honey.”
    I was wondering if you’ve ever had anything like this or have a recipe/post of something of this sort. It was SO delicious but I need some direction to attempt to replicate.
    Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes! I love your cookbook, too!

    • Priscilla says

      I went to walmart, in the aisle where they have the protein powders, i grabbed an organic acai maqui bowl mix, literally for smoothie bowls, it’s so good! and it has directions on how to make the smoothie bowl. It was $10.64 , but i believe it will be worth it because your only supposed to use 2 tbsp per recipe, i’ll get lots of smoothie bowls out of this. Just a suggestion. But i’m also going to try Minimalist’s bakers recipe now.

  40. Asia Thompson says

    I have a vita mix and still found this in possible to blend. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Each time I try to blend frozen berries and frozen bananas it gets too thick and stuck on the blender blades. If I add too much milk it gets too thin. Any tips?

  41. John says

    Quick and easy recipe that is very tasty. I used topped the smoothie with kiwi, granola & desiccated coconut ?

  42. Caitlin says

    I made this smoothie bowl this morning however even though I followed the instructions it still turned out like soup. It tasted good though but next time I’ll add another banana or some more frozen fruit. I added a strawberry outshine bar to give a strawberry flavor And that probably wasn’t a good idea. Great recipe and I’ll be making this again.

    • Mariah Crawford says

      I love this recipe it’s just my blender doesn’t have a low setting it’s just high setting so mine was like the picture it was liquidy.

  43. Talia says

    I used a spoonful of vanilla Greek yogurt instead of milk, left out the protein powder, and topped with bananas, strawberries, granola, and chia seeds. I wish I had some honey to drizzle on top, but it was still absolutely delicious! My smoothies are usually too runny, so I’m thrilled that this recipe helped me achieve that soft serve consistency!

    • Kate caballero says

      Loved that Greek Yogurt idea! Gonna try this out right now, thanks so much made it exactly like you but no chia seeds cause I’m a little allergic to those! Thank you!!

  44. Jamie says

    Made these for the whole family this morning (minus any protein powder). Fantastic flavor and consistency! We all felt full till lunch and energy was at max. Trying the matcha bowl tomorrow and so excited. Thank you :)

  45. Merilla says

    I loved this super easy recipe and how customizable the toppings are (I used coconut flakes, vegan chocolate chips, strawberries, hemp, chia, and flax seeds, peanut butter, and protein powder). I felt full and satisfied all morning into the early afternoon! I ended up putting the almond milk in with the fruit since my blender wasn’t cooperating well with just the frozen fruit, but still ended up with a soft serve texture.

  46. Mimi says

    Awesome! Slow-blending really does make a difference! I used banana and raspberries, plus my protein powder, a squirt of lemon, and almond milk. I topped it with chia/hemp seeds and a drizzle of yogurt. It came out so good!

  47. Jaki says

    This looks delicious! I wanted to make this for breakfast, but it looks like you are using frozen bananas. So, you actually need to prepare for it the night before? Or can you freeze the bananas a couple hours before? Thanks!

  48. Karo says

    I absolutely love and adore you! I am a vegan chef myself, I run my own vegan cafe in Lisbon, Portugal and you are a huge inspiration to me…. I have been playing around with smoothie bowls for a while now and just wanted to ask you do you think in your opinion do the bananas need to be frozen? Or can it just be a normal banana and then frozen berries for example? I have tried both ways and I just don’t want the bowl to be too frozen….. whats your opinion? Thanks again for your amazing work, much vegan love to you.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think both ways work, but we love to use a frozen banana and frozen berries to get a thick consistency but as long as one or the other is frozen, you should be fine!

  49. Luciana Gogers says

    I’m Luciana & My 6 Years Old girls both we love to drink Juice & Smoothie. Your Recipe is just Awesome, I gonna make it tomorrow/today. Thanks for your Dedication

    • Myra says

      Came out really liquid-y. I followed the exact measurements and even blended slowly for that same reason. Wont try again as it just wasted ingredients.

      • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Myra, sorry to hear that! We’re not sure how 2-3 Tbsp dairy-free milk could make it so liquid-y. Did you change anything else?

  50. Rose says

    This was great! First attempt making my own smoothie bowl and it tasted so good! I did mine in the nutribullet so it was a little difficult to get the right consistency but I poured it out into a bowl and put it in the freezer for a couple of minutes and it worked perfectly! I topped mine with toasted almonds, pecans, sunflower seed, coconut and banana and drizzled raw honey on top. Def would recommend and make again

  51. Christina says

    Omg!! I made it this morning for breakfast and it’s delicious. Hands down the best smoothie bowl. You can add whatever you like on top. Thanks it’s amazing ?

  52. Cassandra says

    I made a blueberry mango smoothie bowl. It doesn’t sound good but is delicious. I put Greek yogurt on top for my protein. If you don’t have protein powder just use Greek yogurt it helps put some tartness in there and gives you protein.

  53. Sarah says

    This looks perfectly thick, smooth, and delicious! I’m thinking about getting a Blendtec because my nutribullet won’t get my smoothie bowls thick enough to my liking. Mind telling me which model you have?

    Thanks so much!

  54. Mette says

    Thank you! I’ve never been able to do a good smoothie bowl. The trick about doing the fruit and slow was just want it needed! You have completely changed my smoothie bowl game ??

  55. Laura says

    Quick question about frozen bananas: do you peel, chop, THEN freeze? Or do you contend with frozen peel…with a mitten and knife?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Laura! I recommend slicing up a banana, laying it out on parchment on a baking sheet, freezing and then storing in a resealable freezer bag!

  56. Laura says

    i am a vegan newbie… i am very grateful to have found your site as every recipe i’ve made have been absolutely delicious. i’ve shared them with co-workers who are not vegans and they love them too!
    thank you!

    • Michelle Evans says

      This will be my first attempt at making this! I thought I had all the ingredients. Looks like I need to make another trip to the store. I didn’t think about freezing the fruit. That’s a wonderful idea!! This whole time I thought yogurt was one of the main ingredients. I was so wrong! 🤦‍♀️ Can’t wait to make it and have the hubby try it!

  57. Jay says

    One thing I like most about your blog is the colour scheme. Such an inspiration and motivation to eat healthy!


  58. Juianne says

    Thank you for sharing the secret of making the perfect consistency smoothie bowl! I have read so many instructions, and never did they say to blend on low and it’s life-changing! So good!

  59. Laura says

    I love the idea of this smoothie bowl, but I have an aversion to the taste of bananas. Ive tried other recipes for smoothies and smoothie bowls which all require bananas but they then end up tasting like banana.

    Before I go make this and then waste it, does this smoothie bowl taste like banana or am I safe?

    • Miranda says

      I don’t know if this tastes like banana, but I read another recipe and it said to freeze under ripe banana’s rather than ripe ones if you want less of a banana flavor.

    • The girl Joey says

      I did not have a problem with it, it did take a while to beack them down but it worked. If you are worried about it you could use mushy bananas ease the process

  60. rhian says

    i made this smoothie bowl after attempting and failing at making one without a recipe. the recipe was so simple and tasty that i made a second one right after! i highly recommend this recipe.

  61. I K says

    This looks like a beautiful and simple recipe to try out! I was just wondering whether it’s possible to substitute the 2-3 tablespoons of milk with coconut water. Will it make a difference at all?

    • rhian says

      it will not, i used both coconut water and cranberry juice instead of the milk, you might have to add a bit more though.

  62. stylemelauren says

    This looks so good! I make a smoothie every morning but didn’t know the tip about doing the frozen fruit first.. WHOOPS. I’m sure tomorrow’s will be even better :) Thanks for the tip!


  63. Paula says

    I just made this for the third time for breakfast and it’s super delicious!! Today I added some leftover ‘oat pulp’ from making oat milk and it worked really well, too! It’s much more filling but just as delicious.

  64. Kelly Marie says

    A friend of mine introduced me to using avocado in my smoothies. Because I’m cutting back on sugar… even natural sugars I often use avocados to replace bananas and add a few drops of liquid stevia. This is a good substitute for bananas. I also use Avocado’s as a base in many of my dressings and sauces.
    Two years ago I would have never tried such a thing just because I thought I didn’t like avocados. They make things incredibly creamy, they’re nutrient dense with good fats and they really have a very neutral taste.

  65. elizabeth @ Pineapples and Polka Dots says

    I’ve never had a smoothie bowl, but this is an awesome idea! Yours is so pretty, definitely an enticing way to start the day, or have for a super healthy light lunch. :)

  66. Samantha says

    Hi! Bananas are great for making smoothies creamy, but I have a banana intolerance… Do you have any suggestions for a substitute that doesn’t add an overwhelming flavor? I prefer my smoothies to be creamy rather than frozen-y.
    Thank you!

      • Becky says

        That is a great idea! I am not a big breakfast person but I started eating oatmeal to lower my cholesterol and I do smoothies too. I feel good (not heavy) and ready to start my day. I don’t always have bananas on hand and that sounds like a nice change. I can’t wait to try it.

  67. Vicki says

    Looks great and I make smoothies, often. Thanks for the vegan protein suggestions. Have you ever tried Garden of Life Raw Protein, a vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free protein powder?

  68. Cassie says

    Delicious! I’ve heard that adding the liquid from a can of beans actually does a great job at thickening smoothies! Never tried it, but I feel daring!

  69. Charlotte says

    WOW! Another great recipe. I love smoothie bowls. I frequently visit our local Vitality Bowl. They use organic fruit, when in season. A large bowl is about $15 (including tip). This recipe allows control of the quality of the ingred. and you can make it at home very inexpensively. The cost for my smoothie bowl habit is going to go way, way down!
    Thank you so much,

    • AJ says

      I love seeing these wonderful healthy recipes but it bothers me to read unsolicited comments criticizing other posters diets. There are a lot of gurus out there and each person has to do their own research and then make their own decisions. I follow the rules I’ve set for myself and allow everyone else to do the same.

      • Charlotte says

        I came back to this site to print this and several other recipes. I was surprised, to say the least, at your comment to me. I also love the wonderful recipes on this site. My comment was just that, a comment which was a very big thank you to The Minimalist Baker! I wish to respond as I did NOT NOR did I have ANY intention of criticizing and/or advising ANYONE! I definitely believe and practice the “Live and Let Live” idiom.

        • AJ says

          I’m so sorry! My comment was not meant to be directed to you! At the
          beginning of this thread, there were comments about a poster’s diet. I felt badly for that person. I messed up in somehow connecting my comment to your lovely post.

    • connie says

      your little misunderstanding and subsequent apologies and generalize kindness to each other made my day. ah, the internet needs more of this!

  70. Court says

    Love this recipe, similar to my go-to.

    Just letting you know, I think your nutritional info is wrong. It says 2.8 g of protein, which would be impossible using any of those protein powders.

    Hope that helps!


  71. Lukas says

    Very impressive pictures. Wish I could do such amazing pictures of my meals too. Would you mind telling me, which camera you are using?
    Best Regards,

  72. Lukas says

    Looks great on me. Smoothie are always awesome, thank you for sharing this quick recipe. When you’re in a hurry and you still can get yourself a smoothie…awesome. Your pictures look delicious by the way!
    Best Regards,

  73. Liz says

    I make smoothies all the time but avoid banana since it tends to make everything taste like banana (surprisingly enough ?)…which isn’t my favorite. Does this recipe taste a lot like banana?

  74. Carrie says

    I see you’re using a Blendtec. What setting do you use to blend on “low”? Are you just using the speed up and down buttons?

  75. Mali Nikoline says

    I don’t understand how your blender is able to do anything without fluid whatsoever, I thought the best was to add some fluid first, then frozen stuff…

  76. Akino says

    This looks so yummy! I’ve actually been making a similar smoothie recently, but I definitely want to give this a try! Thanks for sharing :)

    Akino |

  77. Heidi @ Red Checkered Tablecloth says

    Your photos are beautiful!!! We’ve been experimenting more with smoothies this summer. We use a Ninja blender with the motor attachment on top. We simply push down to blend (aka, we don’t have a “low” setting). I’m curious to see if we can get a “soft serve” or not.

  78. Trina says

    Just made this for breakfast! It’s so easy and simple to make and tastes delicious! (And it’s healthy, too!) Definitely keeping this recipe!

  79. Laura ~ Raise Your Garden says

    I’m not strictly vegan so breakfasts are usually 5 eggs for me and blueberries. And I’ve been eating that for almost 10 years straight now. So ready for something different!!! Thank you for sharing this. I’m such a creature of habit that it’s hard for me to change boring eating habits.