My strawberry smoothie bowl is super thick and delicious! It makes an excellent healthy dessert or snack option. Read on below to learn how to make a healthy strawberry smoothie bowl for breakfast.
I used to make most of my thick smoothie bowls with frozen bananas because I thought that only bananas could make thick smoothie bowls. But, over the years I learned that I don't need frozen bananas in smoothie bowls!
I got a request recently to make this strawberry smoothie bowl with no banana and I'm super excited to share that it only has 2 ingredients! All you need are frozen strawberries and milk of choice.
ASK THE DIETITIAN:
ARE SMOOTHIE BOWLS HEALTHY?
Yes! Smoothie bowls make an excellent healthy alternative to dessert. Smoothie bowls are sweet and thick like ice cream. They are loaded with fiber and antioxidants to support your gut health and weight loss.
Health benefits of the ingredients:
- Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber. Aim for 25 grams or more of fiber per day for gut health.
- Milk is a good source of calcium, protein, and vitamin D. Use any type of milk that you want in my recipe.
STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL CALORIES AND NUTRITION FACTS
My strawberry smoothie bowl with oat milk has about 99 calories, 7 grams of fiber, and 211.5 grams of vitamin C! That is over ¼ the amount of fiber you should get in a day and meets your vitamin C needs for the entire day!
Read below on how to make your smoothie bowl for breakfast instead of a healthy dessert. You'll need to add a source of more protein and healthy fats.
WATCH HOW I MADE MY THICK STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE
TIPS TO MAKE A STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL SUPER THICK
Use only frozen fruit. Good news for those of you that don't like bananas! You can use so many different frozen fruits instead of bananas in smoothie bowls.
Don't add too much liquid. It may take longer to blend, but don't give in and add more milk! Extra liquid will give you a flat and watery smoothie bowl.
Don't over blend your smoothie bowl. Want to know what makes a strawberry smoothie bowl creamy? Not blending too much. Stop blending once there are no frozen chunks of fruit remaining.
Serve in a coconut bowl! For some reason, smoothie bowls do not melt as fast when they are served in a coconut bowl rather than a glass or porcelain bowl.
Frequently asked questions about my super thick strawberry smoothie bowl.
What kind of milk is best in smoothie bowls?
The number one question I get asked is what kind of milk should be used in a smoothie bowl. And the answer is that it is totally up to you! All milks behave basically the same in smoothie bowls.
Sometimes I use kefir (drinkable yogurt) to make my smoothie bowl ultra creamy since kefir is a bit thicker than milk.
Can I make my strawberry smoothie bowl with yogurt?
Yes! Replace the milk for yogurt in any of my smoothie bowl recipes.
How do you thicken a smoothie bowl?
You can make a smoothie bowl thick by using just frozen fruit and a bit of milk. Read the tips above for more details on how to thicken a smoothie bowl.
Is a smoothie just a smoothie in a bowl?
No! Smoothie bowls are different from smoothies because smoothie bowls are thicker than smoothies and made with much less liquids. Smoothie bowls are served in bowls with toppings rather than in a glass with a straw.
What blenders are good for smoothie bowls?
I make all my smoothie bowls using my vitamix blender! I love it because it has a tamper and you can keep pushing fruit down to the blades while it's still running instead of having to turn the blender off multiple times.
HOW TO MAKE A STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL
Strawberry smoothie bowl recipe:
- 2 cups organic frozen strawberries
- ⅛-1/4 cup milk of choice (I used oat milk this time)
Strawberry smoothie bowl directions:
- Add the strawberries and milk to your blender.
- Start speed on low.
- Push frozen fruit down to the blades.
- Keep blending until there are no frozen fruit chunks left.
- Scoop into a bowl.
- Add toppings.
How to make a healthy strawberry smoothie bowl for breakfast:
To make a breakfast bowl, add a source of fat and protein to your fruit base.
You can add collagen powder, your favorite protein powder, or even Greek yogurt.
For fat, add full fat Greek yogurt, coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, or nut butter.
STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL TOPPINGS
I love fresh fruit on top of smoothie bowls! The fresh juicy texture with the cold base is so good. I also love adding hemp seeds and cashew butter.
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Thick Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cups organic frozen strawberries
- ⅛-1/4 cup milk of choice I used plain oat milk
- In a blender, add frozen strawberries and milk.
- Start blender on low speed.
- Use your blender tamper to push fruit down towards the blades.If you don't have a tamper, turn your blender off every half minute and scrape the frozen fruit down towards the bottom of the blender.
- Keep blending and pushing frozen fruit down until there are no frozen strawberries remaining.
- Scoop into a bowl.
- Add toppings.