Smoothie bowls are a great way to enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast without having to spend a lot of time making it. Just toss all of the ingredients for this blackberry smoothie bowl into a blender and sprinkle with a few nutrient-dense toppings! It’s quick and beautiful and is an easy way to boost your vitamin content, fiber, and energy in the mornings.
What Is The Difference Between A Smoothie And A Smoothie Bowl?
Good question! If you put them side by side, there are a few obvious differences that you will notice.
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How To Make Blackberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe:
Do you have 60 seconds and some cut-up fruit garnishes? Then you can enjoy this blackberry smoothie bowl! This recipe makes 1 serving, just double it for two servings.
- Place frozen blackberries in a blender. Pour in 1/3 cup of hemp milk, and add the banana. You can use a frozen banana if you like, but you may need to adjust the amount of milk. Blend until fully smooth, about 45 seconds. You can also use unsweetened almond milk, or whatever milk you desire.
- Pour it into a bowl, and garnish with whatever desired toppings that you, like cut-up fruits, nuts, and seeds! I sprinkled flaxseed meal down the middle and aligned the sides with sliced raspberries and blackberries. I sprinkled poppy seeds and topped them with golden berries for a bright yellow pop of color! Your easy smoothie bowl is done!
Feel free to add about a cup of granola as well to make it similar to a parfait, but without the yogurt!
What Are Some Healthy Smoothie Bowl Toppings?
This list could really go on forever because ANY fruit and even some vegetables can be considered appropriate toppings for smoothie bowls. But here is a list of some of my favorites, many of which are pantry staples in my kitchen.
|HONEY:||Honey is full of phenolic compounds like flavonoids, which are important antioxidants that help ward off everyday toxins in the body. Just note that the fruits used in smoothie bowls contain their own sugars, so if you do add honey, use it sparingly!|
|FLAXSEEDS & FLAXSEED MEAL:||One is the seed and one is the seed ground up. Both are high in Omega-3 Fatty acids, which are super important for brain function and overall health. Along with their many other nutrients, flax seed is also a great source of dietary fiber, which is needed to aid in digestion.|
|BERRIES LIKE BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES:||So, different berries have different health benefits, but ALL berries are extremely good for you and are considered superfoods. They are all loaded with antioxidants, fiber and help to fight inflammation. Blackberries are rich in vitamin K and vitamin A.|
|COCONUT:||Coconut flakes not only look beautiful sprinkled over a smoothie bowl, but they also have many health benefits as well! Coconut meat is rich in fiber and MCT’s, which are a healthy fat that provides the body with energy. Coconut meat has been studied for its potential ability to boost HDL (good) cholesterol and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.|
|NUTS LIKE ALMONDS, CASHEWS, WALNUTS & MACADAMIA||Nuts are a great source of protein and a variety of different nutrients like magnesium, vitamin E and selenium. Nut’s are antioxidant powerhouses and help to reduce oxidative stress in the body. They also may contain properties that help to lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the body. So I recommend using a tablespoon almonds, or any nut you prefer.|
|SPICES LIKE CINNAMON, NUGMEG & TURMERIC||Depending on what fruits make up the base of your power smoothie recipe, different spices and powders can be added to provide a contrasting pop of color and added nutritional benefits. Turmeric works great with mango smoothie bowls, as cinnamon adds a beautiful bright red flare to white pineapple bowls. Play around with different spices and see which one works best for you and your tastes!|
|Greek Yogurt||A dollop of greek yogurt can provide some extra protein and probiotics!|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, they absolutely are! Of course, if you have any dietary restrictions or concerns, consult with your doctor. But depending on what you choose to put in them, they are full of antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats! They are nutrient-dense, gluten-free, vegan, and kid-friendly.
Occasionally, if you don’t have the correct ratio of frozen fruit to liquid, the smoothie bowl can come out a bit watery. A handful of oats or chia seeds can thicken the smoothie, as can nut butter.
There are SO many different directions that you can go, but in general, you want about 2 cups of frozen fruit and 1/2 cup to 1 cup of any milk of choice. Then you will need nutrient-dense toppings like nuts, coconut, fresh berries, seeds, etc. The beauty of smoothie bowls is that you can customize them however you like!
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Blackberry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 2/3 cups frozen blackberries
- 1/3 cup hemp milk (or almond milk, coconut milk, dairy milk)
- 1 banana, peeled and ripped into 4 pieces (can be frozen if you choose)
- Garnishes for bowl, such as flaxseed meal, golden berries, raspberries, fresh blackberries, poppy seeds ect. (see blog post for other suggestions)
- Place frozen blackberries in a blender. Pour in 1/3 cup of hemp milk, and add the ripped up banana. Blend until fully smooth, about 45 seconds.
- Pour it into a bowl, and garnish however you like with cut up fruits, nuts and seeds! I sprinkled flaxseed meal down the middle and aligned the sides with sliced raspberries and blackberries. I sprinkled poppy seeds and topped them with golden berries for a bright yellow pop of color!