Full of flavor, this healthy mixed berry smoothie bowl is a cool and refreshing summer treat. Top it with your favorite fruits and nuts for some extra texture. You’ll love this recipe (and how easy it is to adapt to your favorite fruits).
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Smoothie bowls are a delicious way to get in your daily fruit intake (hello antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals) along with loading up your fiber (and this whole recipe has 15g of fiber!).
Whether you have this whole recipe to yourself, or you add a source of protein to it (I tell you how below) and serve it as a snack for two people), you can’t go wrong. It’s a delicious and healthy way to beat the heat!
- frozen cherries
- frozen mixed berries
- frozen banana
- chia seeds
- almond milk (but any milk will do like dairy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, etc)
- honey or maple syrup if you’re vegan
Smoothie Bowl Toppings
If you want some smoothie bowl topping ideas here are some popular options
- sliced berries (I love sliced strawberries or raspberries for the pop of color)
- sliced bananas
- nuts (almonds, pistachios, and macadamia are some of my favorites for smoothie bowls)
- seeds (pumpkin seeds are my go to)
- greek yogurt
- bee pollen
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- coconut shreds
- cacao nibs
Turn It Into a Protein Smoothie Bowl
By adding a few extra ingredients, you can turn this into a protein smoothie bowl such as:
- protein powder of choice (a vanilla one would be a great go-to)
- 0% greek yogurt
- collagen (although this is not a complete source of protein)
Since most protein powders are sweetened, you can reduce sugar and carbs by removing the honey/maple syrup and using the powder instead.
The frozen banana and fruit also add a ton of sweetness, so you skip the honey altogether.
Depending on the protein powder you use, you could add 20g-23g of protein to your meal and another 100-120 calories.
Macro Friendly Smoothie Bowl Recipe Option
If you want a high protein and a balanced macro mixed berry smoothie bowl, here’s what I would do:
I would add two scoops of protein powder and divide the serving in half (give one to your kids or freeze the other for another day).
Or you could divide everything in half and add a scoop of protein powder.
Nutritionals and macros for this option (this varies on the protein powder used, but I’m using an example with the Legion brand I have in my pantry):
- 278 calories
- 28g protein
- 39g carbs
- 4g fat
- 15g fiber
How to Make a Berry Smoothie Bowl
This mixed berry smoothie bowl is a fun way to get your daily fruit. Use your favorite berries for this smoothie and it will still be delicious. Try it for breakfast, dessert, or a snack.
- Use frozen fruit. This will thicken the smoothie bowl to almost an ice cream consistency.
- Add 0% Skyr or Greek Yogurt to make it creamy and add some more protein to the mix (you can also add protein powder too, see the protein section above).
- Slice your banana before freezing. If you slice your banana up before you pop it in the freezer it will be easier to blend (this is helpful if you don’t have a high-powered blender).
Remember you can play around with the recipe to make it work for you and your nutrition goals.
Want half a banana? Go for it.
Replace the cherries with pineapple? Yum.
Just remember you may have to play with the liquid to make it a smoothie bowl (start with less and add to the desired consistency).
Make this work for you!
More Smoothie Recipes:
- Pineapple Green Smoothie (High Protein)
- 50 Best Spinach Smoothie Recipes
- Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe
- You can find them all on my smoothie recipe section of the blog.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 large banana sliced and frozen
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¾ cup almond milk
- optional: honey or maple syrup
- Additional berries sliced bananas, nuts, seeds, bee pollen, etc for topping
- Pour the cherries, berry medley, banana, chia seeds, milk, and honey into a blender.
- Blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until the consistency is smooth and thick.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
Frozen cherries and frozen berry medley packages can be found in the frozen aisle of your local grocery store. If a mixed berry medley is not available, you can always freeze your own favorite fresh berries and use those instead.