Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl. How to make a delicious yet simple strawberry banana smoothie bowl with your blender. A wonderful healthy quick breakfast that is easy to adapt based on your favourite ingredients.
This must be the easiest ever strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe. Easy to make in the morning when you are in a rush and so easy the kids can watch and make theirs.
What I love most about making a strawberry banana smoothie bowl is that it is easy to adapt so that you can make it paleo, whole30, vegan, low fat or even just with prepped smoothie bags.
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Blender Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
My two favourite fruits in the world are strawberries and bananas. I can cope the rest of my life without any other, just as long as I can get my strawberry and banana fix.
As I type this, I had a banana this morning for a snack and one of my other smoothie bowls with strawberries for breakfast.
I doubt there is a day in the last 5 years when I have not had either strawberries or bananas over the course of the day.
But you know what I hate the most? When you buy some fresh strawberries from the farmers market and they look lovely, but you try them and the taste doesn’t match up to their beauty.
You end up disappointed and wondering why you wasted your money. Yet take a banana, you know based on its looks if it will taste good or not.
That is why I love frozen strawberries so much and why they are essential for my freezer and for making smoothie bowls with.
When you buy frozen strawberries, they are frozen at their best and have an amazing flavour to them, that you will want to binge on them all day and every day.
As well as this by using frozen strawberries in a smoothie bowl, you don’t need to add crushed ice because the chill from the frozen strawberries is all you need.
If you are looking for a new healthy breakfast idea, then I highly recommend that you have a read through this strawberry banana smoothie bowl and see how easy it is to make each morning for breakfast with your blender.
What Is A Smoothie Bowl And Why?
A smoothie bowl is a thick smoothie that is poured into a bowl and then sprinkled with extra add ins.
The add ins might be some extra sliced fruit as well as oats. There are many versions of a smoothie bowl that you can make and have been a trend for a few years now.
A smoothie bowl is popular because it is an easy breakfast and great for those that are big fans of healthy smoothies.
Can You Make A Smoothie Bowl The Night Before?
You could, but I wouldn’t recommend it. That is because a smoothie bowl tastes the best because you have thrown in frozen fruit and it is wonderfully chilled ready for eating with a spoon.
As well as this your fruit is nicely sliced on top and left overnight will go soggy and just wouldn’t be as nice.
But it takes me less than 3 minutes to make my morning strawberry banana smoothie bowl, so why not just do it in the morning?
Are Smoothie Bowls Healthy?
Yes they are. But that is based on what ingredients you are adding to your smoothie bowl. A change of ingredients and you could easily be making an unhealthy smoothie bowl.
Stick to adding just fruits, healthy oats and natural sugar and you will have built yourself a delicious healthy smoothie bowl.
How Can I Make A Smoothie Bowl Thicker?
If you want a thick smoothie bowl, stick to ingredients that are naturally thick over ingredients that are naturally thin.
Fruits that hold a lot of water such as blueberries need to be paired with bananas and oats. Otherwise they will be too thin.
If you have a thin smoothie bowl, add in extra oats, banana and coconut milk to thicken it up.
What Ingredients & Gadgets Go Into A Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl?
There are 4 main ingredients that go into a strawberry and banana smoothie bowl:
Though the important thing to think about is having a blender that is strong enough to crush ice. Otherwise when you go to blend your frozen strawberries it will break.
I love Bobs Red Mill Quick Oats. They are gluten free and are perfect for a smoothie bowl. They are almost cooked and are perfect for eating with a smoothie bowl and easier to digest.
Banana Smoothie Bowl Ideas:
There are many ways that you can enjoy a fruit smoothie bowl for breakfast and here are some awesome strawberry banana smoothie bowl ideas:
- Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl – I base my banana smoothie bowl around what frozen fruit I have available to me. You can swap frozen strawberries for a mixed berry pack instead.
- Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl – If you like a thicker banana smoothie bowl go for adding in some mango alongside your strawberry. I like it for a more tropical flavour and find you need less stevia if you do this.
- Mango Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl – Sometimes those tropical bags of frozen mango and pineapple can be cheaper than strawberries. When this happens, I lose the strawberries and add in mango and pineapple instead.
- Banana Cacao Smoothie Bowl – If you love chocolate but what a healthy breakfast smoothie bowl then some quality cacao is the answer to your prayers. This is the brand we recommend and OMG this is good stuff!
- Banana Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Bowl – If you are on Weight Watchers or Slimming World, I recommend swapping coconut milk for Greek yoghurt. You can use fat free Greek yoghurt and then it is even less calories.
Banana Smoothie Bowl Toppings
My favourite banana smoothie bowl topping is sliced banana, sliced strawberry and a sprinkling of quick rolled oats.
You may have your own favourite smoothie bowl topping, but this is the one I have the most.
I can make use out of the ingredients that are going into my smoothie bowl and save time and then I don’t have to prep more ingredients.
Smoothie Bowl With Oats
Oats work so well in a smoothie bowl and is my go-to with me being allergic to nuts. I absolutely hate nuts and seeds and using oats instead is my ultimate Plan B.
I recommend using Bobs Red Mill and his quick oats as they are magical in a smoothie bowl. Or use them for a regular smoothie too, if you prefer.
We had a wonderful trip to Gibraltar last summer and got some delicious banana oatmeal smoothies.
I took the ingredients list home and made my own. You could simply lose the strawberry and mix bananas, quick oats and honey together with milk for an amazing alternative.
You can see my banana oatmeal smoothie bowl ingredients below:
How To Make A Smoothie Bowl?
Making a smoothie bowl is so simple:
- Load the fruit – Add your chosen fruit to the blender and make sure it is sliced enough so that it will easily blend.
- Add in the quick oats – Blend the quick oats, the coconut milk and the sugar for a quick blitz so that they are mixed in but not 100% blended.
- Pour – Once blended pour your smoothie mix into your bowl.
- Add your toppings – Add any toppings that you would like with your smoothie bowl and you are all done!
The Best Healthy Blender Breakfast Recipes
Here at Recipe This we love a quick healthy blender breakfast. Here are a few more alternatives to try out next time:
- Strawberry Muller Lights – I used to love a muller light, but they were full of unnatural and unhealthy ingredients, so I made my own homemade version. You could also use it as a base for an alternative smoothie bowl.
- Avocado Mango Smoothies – A delicious and nutritious breakfast smoothies. One of my daughter’s favourites when she was being weaned.
- The Katie Price Detox Smoothie – A healthy diet smoothie, perfect for weight loss. Known for being featured by Katie Price when she lost her baby weight.
- McDonalds Strawberry & Banana Frappe – Want an alternative to my strawberry banana smoothie bowl? And want something you can walk to work with? Then try this McDonalds healthy copycat.
Blender Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Slice your bananas into medium chunks.
- Load your sliced bananas and frozen strawberries into the blender and blitz until they are smooth.
- Add in the stevia, quick oats and coconut milk and blend slightly until everything is well mixed.
- Serve in a bowl with extra strawberries, banana and extra quick oats served on top.
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