Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowls are a healthy treat or meal replacement made with frozen berries and non-dairy milk. Then garnished with topping of choice including: shaved coconut, dark chocolate, and nuts for added protein!
Confession: I am not a huge fan of eating a full breakfast everyday. Being a mom of four, more often than not my mornings are super BUSY. Being able to whip together this Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl after I have gotten the kids off to school, or as a post workout pick me up, is a great way to get my day started right!
What fruits should I use in my smoothie bowl?
For this Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl recipe I used a triple berry blend. Some other great fruits to try are:
Honestly, just about any and every fruit would be delicious in a smoothie. The great thing about smoothie bowls is that they are so easy to switch up and personalize with your favorite flavors!
What if I don’t have frozen fruit?
Frozen or semi frozen fruit is the best option when making smoothie bowls. Try to plan ahead and freeze the fruit overnight. Ice cold, hard fruit will help achieve the thicker consistency we are looking for.
Purchase the pre-packaged frozen fruit in your grocers freezer section, or freeze fresh fruit yourself. If waiting for fruit to freeze is not in the cards, you can try adding in some extra ice, a little at a time until you get your preferred consistency.
How to achieve a smooth and creamy texture?
Aside from making sure your fruit is nice and frozen, blending your fruit on high for one to two minutes will get you to that nice smooth texture. Even more, the addition of the almond or oat milk will also help with the creaminess.
Ideas for toppings:
Smoothie bowls are very versatile, which is the best part! You can literally put whatever you want on them. Some great topping additions include:
- Dark chocolate chunks
- Mixed nuts
- Coconut flakes
- Cut up pieces of fruit
- Chia seeds
- Nut butters
These are just a few ideas, but feel free to add whatever you may have on-hand.
Are Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowls low-carb and/or healthy?
Smoothie bowls are healthy, as they are jam packed with fruits, non-dairy milk, and nuts which are whole foods and have tons of good vitamins in them. As for being low carb, oftentimes they are not. Fruits have a high sugar content, which makes them high in carbohydrates.
Despite the higher carbohydrates count, fruits are healthy because they are high in fiber and antioxidants. Both of these things help them break down much easier, and yield many overall health benefits.
- 1 cup Mixed berries, frozen is best
- 1 cup Ice
- ½ cup Almond milk, vanilla unsweetened (more to achieve desired consistency)
- ½ cup Shaved coconut
- ½ cup Dark chocolate chunks
- ½ cup Mixed nuts
- Place berries, ice, and almond milk in a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until a smooth creamy texture is achieved.
- If the mixture is too thick, add more almond milk one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. The smoothie should be a smooth, ice cream like consistency.
- Use a spoon to help pour/scoop mixture into a bowl. Top the smoothie with the coconut, chocolate, and nuts. For presentation purposes, place toppings in a single row, one layer each.
See post above for different topping ideas.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 12gSugar: 45gProtein: 10g
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