A thick smoothie bowl is an almost instant breakfast, lunch, or snack! This is a simple basic banana smoothie bowl recipe with just 4 ingredients. Topped with homemade granola, it gives a nourishing and filling start to the day.
I start smoothie bowls with a dense fruit as base so banana or avocado or even mangoes (when they are in season). Banana is my favorite base fruit for this. Frozen banana lends both flavor and texture to make creamy, thick smoothie bowls. But use a ripe fresh banana if you don’t have frozen. Banana also goes well with a wide variety of other fruits like berries, apples, peaches and also cereals like millet flour or oats to make different combinations.
What’s the difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl?
The difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl, in my opinion, is simply its consistency. It is much more thicker and more filling than a smoothie. Almost feels like eating smooth creamy fruit yogurt!
A thick smoothie bowl makes a great base for adding granola and other toppings like fresh or dried fruits, nuts, cacao nibs, seeds, almond butter and/or any other elaborate toppings you may want to try!
In this banana smoothie bowl recipe, I use dates as a natural sweetener and low-fat oat milk for liquid. Since I eat my smoothie bowl with granola, which has a lot of nuts and seeds in it, I keep the base simple. This smoothie bowl is made with just bananas and blueberries but smoothie bowls can be as intricate as you want.
Boost your Smoothie Bowl with
- Nuts and seeds
- Superfoods like spirulina, cacao, maca powder, nutritional yeast etc
- Oils like coconut oil, almond oil, or walnut oil
- Butters like almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients (1cup = 240ml; 1tbsp = 15ml; 1tsp = 5ml)
- 1 Banana frozen (use fresh if you don’t have frozen)
- ½ cup Blueberries fresh or frozen
- ½ cup Oat milk or any other non dairy milk
- 2 Dates fresh and pitted
- Put all ingredients in a powerful blender and blend until smooth. Add extra liquid (oat milk to water) if required for blending to a smooth purée.
- Divide between two bowls.
- Top with granola and serve immediately!
- Nutritional Information is the approximate information for 1 of 2 servings.
- For different flavors, try plant based yogurt, almond milk or coconut milk or use a fruit juice instead of plant based milks.
- Fruits that go with banana: all sort of berries, apple, mango, and peaches.
- Smoothie boosters: Boost your smoothie with cacao, maca powder, spirulina, oils/butters, and/or any plant-based protein powder that you like. (check post for options)
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