Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is an easy 4-ingredient smoothie bowl with zero added sugar.  It’s a delicious way to start the day! {GF, DF, V}

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is an easy 4-ingredient smoothie bowl with zero added sugar.  It's a delicious way to start the day! {GF, DF, V}

Memorial Day has come and gone which means it’s the unofficial start of summer.  Summer vacation has officially started at my house because my boys are already on summer break.  They get out of school so early now and it hasn’t really registered that they’ll soon be starting their junior and sophomore years.

Where does the time go???

I know I’ll be making plenty of smoothies for my boys this summer while they’re at home with me during the day.  Every time they hear the blender whir they come into the kitchen because they know that sound normally means smoothies.

It’s a really great way to get them out of their rooms. 🙂

Smoothie bowls are the best kind of smoothies in my opinion, because you can pile on all the toppings!  This Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is perfectly thick and frosty to keep those toppings on top where their supposed to be.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is an easy 4-ingredient smoothie bowl with zero added sugar.  It's a delicious way to start the day! {GF, DF, V}

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

This deep, dark blueberry-licious smoothie bowl recipe contains only (4) ingredients, not including the optional toppings.  It’s made with almond milk, frozen blueberries, frozen banana and almond butter.  The almond butter happens to be optional too, but I highly recommend it as it adds a nice flavor, protein boost and creaminess to the smoothie base.

The blueberries are the true stars of this smoothie bowl and the banana is the supporting cast.  I only added half of a banana to give this smoothie bowl some extra sweetness with no added sugar and it adds a creaminess that I love as well.

This Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl will only be as sweet as your fruit is.  It’s not overly sweet, which is exactly the way I like it.  If you prefer a sweeter smoothie base, add a bit of maple syrup, agave or your favorite sweetener.  Just remember, the toppings will add some sweetness as well!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is an easy 4-ingredient smoothie bowl with zero added sugar.  It's a delicious way to start the day! {GF, DF, V}

How to Make a Smoothie Bowl Thick

I used to be smoothie bowl challenged in that I could never get the base thick enough to hold the toppings.  The key is just enough liquid to keep things moving in your blender and using frozen fruit.

The frozen fruit is key — it’s what makes the base thick and frosty.  I always have overripe bananas and freeze them just for smoothies.  The blueberries can be purchased frozen already or freeze your fresh blueberries.

I’ve found 1/2 cup liquid to about 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit to be the perfect ratio for a nice, thick smoothie bowl.

Customize your smoothie bowl

You can customize your smoothie bowl a multitude of ways to make it your own.  I’ve made this smoothie bowl recipe vegan by using almond milk, but you can use the milk of your choice.

If you prefer your smoothie bowl without banana, simply replace it with about 1/2 cup of frozen fruit.

As I mentioned, the almond butter may be eliminated altogether or you can substitute it with your favorite nut butter.

The toppings are where you can really have your fun!  Top with granola, coconut flakes, fresh fruit, chia seeds or nuts.

This Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl comes together in mere minutes and is a great breakfast or snack.  I love enjoying post-workout most of all…it’s so satisfying!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is an easy 4-ingredient smoothie bowl with zero added sugar.  It's a delicious way to start the day! {GF, DF, V}

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl {GF, DF, V}

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is an easy 4-ingredient smoothie bowl with zero added sugar.  It’s a delicious way to start the day! {GF, DF, V}

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (if using fresh blueberries, it’s best to freeze them!)
  • 1/2 medium banana, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter, optional
  • Optional toppings:  fresh fruit, granola, coconut flakes, almonds

Directions:

  1. Place the almond milk, blueberries, banana and almond butter in the blender in the order the listed.  Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and add the desired toppings.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • *Nutrition information was calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will change based on substitutions made and brands that are used.  This information does not include the optional toppings.
  • This smoothie will only be as sweet as your fruit is.  Add honey, maple syrup or agave syrup to reach the desired sweetness if necessary.
  • Using frozen fruit is essential to making this smoothie bowl thick enough to hold your toppings.

 

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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