Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It’s a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

Smoothie bowls: yay or nay? I LOVE them, which is obvious based on the number of smoothie bowl and acai bowl recipes I’ve posted on the site, as well as the frequency with which I make them for breakfast and go out to local juice bars to get them.

But, some people don’t see the point. “Why do you need to EAT your smoothie with a spoon?” they say. “Who has time to sit and eat a smoothie?” they ask. I’ve seen smoothie bowls on a whole bunch of lists of food trends that have gotta go in 2017.

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

I’m here to revolt against that, because at least over here, smoothie bowls are here to stay. When I drink a smoothie, I never feel like I’ve had a real meal. I can’t drink a meal through a straw and get the same satisfaction as a meal I ate with a fork or spoon – no way.

When I’ve had a smoothie bowl though, thick and creamy and loaded with delicious crunchy + fruit toppings, I definitely feel like I’ve had a meal, and it’s enough to keep me going through the morning. Bonus – they’re so refreshing, and absolutely delicious.

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

When I was a kid, strawberry banana smoothies were my favorite, and my go-to whenever one of my parents made me a smoothie. Strawberries and bananas are still two of my faves, and man, I think they make a better smoothie bowl than they do a smoothie!

Mostly because I can add EXTRA bananas and strawberries and other goodies on top. This Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl couldn’t be much easier to make with just three simple ingredients for the smoothie base.

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

I went to my neighborhood Ralph’s to shop for my smoothie bowl goodies, and grabbed my fave Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk to use as the blending liquid for my smoothie. I love the slight coconut taste and how creamy it makes the bowl. I find the banana adds enough sweetness for me, but you can use the original Coconutmilk if you want things sweeter. Also, quick note: the packaging for Silk’s coconutmilk has changed from the photo, so note that it’s a little different now if you’re headed to buy it yourself!

I also headed over to the healthy snack aisle and grabbed some Simple Truth Freeze Dried Strawberries & Bananas to top my bowl with – they’re so good I could eat them all on their own and they make the perfect crunchy topping for my bowl, especially paired with fresh strawberries and banana slices.

A sprinkle of chia seeds rounded out the top of my bowl and provided some extra nutrients too. If you want more crunch, you can find a ton of nuts and snacks that are perfect for topping your bowl near the Freeze Dried Strawberries & Bananas in the healthy snack aisle at Ralph’s, too. I wanted to grab all the delicious-looking Simple Truth snacks!

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

If you’re still iffy on the smoothie bowl trend, you’ve got to try one to make up your mind! Let me know where you stand in the comments :) enjoy!

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl (Paleo + Vegan)
 
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Serves: 1 bowl
Ingredients
For the smoothie bowl
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1½ cups frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
For the toppings
  • Simple Truth Freeze Dried Strawberries + Bananas
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Fresh bananas, sliced
  • Chia seeds
Directions
  1. Combine frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and coconut milk in a blender (I used my Vitamix). Puree until completely smooth - the mixture should be thick. Add a touch more liquid if necessary to get it to blend completely smooth.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and add toppings as desired. Enjoy!

This post is sponsored by WhiteWave Foods and Kroger. As always, all opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting the brands that support Bakerita.

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

Comments

  1. YES! I’m all about smoothie bowls. It just seems more fun to eat it with a spoon! :) And you make the best smoothies, Rachel! Strawberry banana smoothies are one of my favorite flavors, so I am especially loving this bowl. Wish I could dive right into this for breakfast!
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  2. I have never had or made a smoothie bowl and I feel like I’m missing out on something wonderful. So I’m inspired by your beautiful (and no doubt delicious!) strawberry banana version. Putting this on my must-make list right now!

  3. Big fat yay to smoothie bowls. I just feel fuller after I eat them as opposed to plain ol drinkin a smoothie. I love this pink tint!

  4. I know exactly what you mean! When I drink a smoothie through a straw it doesn’t fill me up nearly as much.
    This looks so good, and the light pink color is so pretty!
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  5. Your strawberry banana smoothie bowl looks sooo creamy and delicious! :) I’m definitely all about smoothie bowls too. The thicker texture is more appealing to me and who can say no to the opportunity to pile on the toppings? haha
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  6. I enjoy smoothies, but I definitely prefer smoothie bowls over smoothies. In fact I have made two this week. This combo sounds delicious as well as your other smoothie bowl recipes. I look forward to trying them. :)

  7. I love smoothie bowls because you can pile on the toppings — and that’s the very best part! Strawberry banana is one of my favorite flavor combinations and this is just calling my name. You styled this so beautifully too Rachel!
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  8. I totally agree, smoothie bowls are here to stay! This looks delicious! I think strawberry banana is probably my favorite combination following peanut butter and chocolate haha!

  9. So pretty in pink! This is my kind of smoothie bowl :)

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