Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It’s a healthy gluten-free + vegan breakfast or snack made with just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes. Add toppings to customize to your heart’s desire!
Smoothie bowls: yay or nay? I LOVE them, which is obvious based on the number of easy smoothie 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.
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 — and there’s actually scientific backing to this ! When you chew your food, it releases saliva that helps your body digest the food.
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.
When I was a kid, strawberry banana smoothies were my favorite. They were my go-to whenever one of my parents made me a smoothie. Strawberries and bananas are still two of my faves! But really…I think they make an even better smoothie bowl than they do a smoothie, because I love my toppings :)
How to make easy smoothie bowls at home
You only need three ingredients for your strawberry banana smoothie bowl:
- Frozen Strawberries
- Frozen Bananas: whenever I have bananas get too ripe and I’m too lazy to make banana bread, I freeze them for smoothies!
- Milk of Choice: to keep mine creamy but dairy-free, I used Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
I picked up all of my ingredients at Ralph’s, but they can be found in any grocery store.
To make it, simply add the three ingredients to a blender and blend away until you have a thick and creamy strawberry banana smoothie! If you’d like, this is a great time to add in any vitamin or supplement powders you take. Pour it into a bowl, top with any and all the toppings you want, and enjoy!
Prefer a smoothie? Simply blend up all the ingredients and pour into a cup instead of a bowl for sipping on the go!
What are the best smoothie bowl toppings?
I love topping my bowl with so many goodies…here are some of my favorites for you to pick and choose from!
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Sliced banana
- Freeze-dried strawberries and bananas
- Pineapple, mango, or other favorite fruits
- Homemade granola
- Flaked coconut
- Peanut butter or almond butter
- Coconut butter
- Hemp seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds
Want more easy smoothie bowl recipes?
- The Best 5-Minute Acai Bowl
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
- Raspberry Acai Bowl
- Berry Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 bowl 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It’s a healthy gluten-free + vegan breakfast or snack made with just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes. Add toppings to customize to your heart desires!
For the smoothie bowl
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1½ cups frozen strawberries
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk or milk of choice
For the toppings
- Freeze-dried strawberries + bananas
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Fresh bananas, sliced
- Chia seeds
- 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.
- Transfer to a bowl and add toppings as desired. Enjoy!
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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!
Thanks so much Gayle! Smoothie bowls are definitely the best :)
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!
You need to whip one up soon to see what all the fuss is about, Jennifer! Thanks so much for the love :)
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!
Same here! I think actually eating with a spoon, as opposed to drinking, tells your body to feel fuller. Thanks Annie!
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!
Thanks so much Amanda! I loved the color too – so light and pretty :)
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
The toppings are quite possibly the best part :) thanks so much for the love, Elizabeth!
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. :)
Smoothie bowls are definitely better than smoothies :) thanks for the love Melanie – hope you love this recipe!
Hi, can I use yogurt instead of coconut milk?
Hi Rashika, absolutely! Enjoy.
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!
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!
So pretty in pink! This is my kind of smoothie bowl :)
I tried the strawberry and banana smoothie bowl but used regular milk. My smoothie turned out much more liquid and less thick then it looked in your picture. Do you think this is because of the milk I used. Regardless of the consistency the bowl was still delicious!!
Hi Olivia, I don’t think it would be because of the difference in milk, but sometimes blending for too long can thin it out. If you’d like it thicker, you can always add a bit of extra frozen fruit or use close to a 1/4 cup of milk. So glad you enjoyed it, though!
This was yummy! Thanks for sharing. ;-) I subbed homemade almond milk.
So glad you enjoyed it, Lynn!!
I’m currently eating this delicious smoothie bowl! I’m very happy right now! The only thing I did differently was put in some pumpkin seeds just for an extra kick of protein. Tastes really good! For the toppings I also deviated, but it’s still amazing!
Glad you’re enjoying it, Amaranth! Thanks for the feedback.
I don’t know if it was because I didn’t use frozen bananas or what but I wasn’t even close to thick enough and very underwhelming
Hi Hanah, that would definitely be the reason – frozen bananas are what give the smoothie bowl its thickness. Without those, it would be super runny, as you mentioned. I recommend you try the recipe as written so you can experience it as intended!
Eating this right now so delicious! I didn’t do the frozen banana because i wanted to try it now, so my consistency is a little thinner but that was expected. Thanks for the great recipe!
Hi Gabby, so glad you’re loving it! Frozen banana will definitely make it thicker (and IMO more delicious), so hopefully you’ll try it that way next :D
Great dish. I used vanilla almond milk and a squeeze of Greek yogurt instead topped with fresh blueberry’s and it was amazing.
So thrilled you enjoyed it, Jennifer!! :D
i made this smoothie today , i absolutely loved the taste , however i did substitute the coconut milk for almond milk , i loved the way it tasted and i can’t wait to make this again in the future , but i was wondering …. if you make a smoothie bowl the night before how do you keep it thick ?
Hi Destiny, I’m so glad you loved it! Coconut milk sounds like a delicious substitute. I typically make them fresh, so haven’t had experience with keeping them overnight, but I’d recommend keeping in the freezer and letting it thaw slightly before eating.
This Smothie is very good! I mixed up some things to make it better and I loved it!
Wonderful, so glad you’re loving it, Lisa!
Looks so yum! Wow! This is really a great blog. Thanks you.
I really loved this recipe! I used plain milk and it turned out fine, however I did have to add quite a bit more milk to make sure my NutriBullet could handle it. It made a lot of smoothie, so I’m leaving it in the fridge to have for lunch. Overall this is a great recipe- like eating ice cream for breakfast
So glad you’re enjoying it – definitely can require more liquid depending on your blender strength!!
Silly question – can I do this same recipe but with blueberries instead of strawberries??
Yes absolutely! Of course, will taste like blueberries – but that will be so delicious!!
It really was so good!
So glad you’re loving it, Katie!
This seems very easy for me to whip up in the mornings before I start my virtual classes in the morning!And I love strawberry banana!Cant wait to try it!!
Hope you love it, Madison!
I was just wondering if you need frozen strawberries as well as frozen bananas to make it thicker
I like using frozen strawberries because I like a really thick smoothie bowl! If you prefer thinner, non-frozen works well.
Sorry please excuse that last question I didn’t read the recipe right but what I am wondering is 11/2 cups a typo or do you use 5 and a half cups of strawberries which sounds like a lot ?
Hi Mya! You use 1 and 1/2 cup frozen strawberries for this recipe :)
Yum I made it and it was sooo good I’m ten and it was soo easy to make and I make smoothie bowls every morning so yeah this is one of my new favs
Glad you’re loving it!
Can I use regular milk? My husband can’t stand coconut anything so coconut milk is out.
Hi Barb, yes any type of milk you like will work here!
I loved this recipe. Simple, yet sumptuous!!
Thanks so much! Glad you’re loving it :D