This 5 berry smoothie bowl is one of my favorites and it is filling and nutritious and suitable for those observing fasting. When you are running late and do not have the time to make a cooked breakfast, one of the quickest and easiest breakfasts to throw together is a banana berry smoothie.
My 5 berry smoothie bowl includes bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi berries and raw almonds. Kiwi berries have a very short season and gooseberries can be used instead.
Smoothies can be very healthy, nutritious and delicious if you stick with fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, nut butters and milk. It is a good substitute for sugary cereals and milk and a clever way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet without having to chew for ages.
Personally, I don’t add ice to my smoothies and prefer to make my frozen berry smoothie recipe with a variety of frozen fruit for the cooling element. You can make your berry smoothie healthy by including nut butters, flax seed, avocado (good for thickening), bee pollen, almond or coconut milk, muesli, oats, spinach or celery. You can also make this berry smoothie vegan by substituting coconut yogurt for the greek yogurt.
The consistency of a frozen banana berry smoothie bowl is significantly thicker than a normal smoothie and you can eat it with a spoon. My first attempt at making a smoothie bowl was a complete disaster. It was thick but not thick enough to hold the fruit or eat with a spoon. Refrigerating did not help the matter and I realized a few things needed changing.
How to make a smoothie bowl thick
- Ensure that all the ingredients are cold (slice and freeze your larger fruits in single or double portion batches in advance). It will give a lovely thick consistency when blended with the Greek yogurt (similar to frozen yogurt).
- The frozen banana will give the smoothie bowl a thick and creamy consistency like nice cream. However, if you want to make a keto or low carb smoothie bowl without banana, you can and add avocado instead. The avocado emulsifies and thickens quite significantly.
- Smoothies should be served and eaten immediately, more so if you are using fruit that generally discolors when exposed to air, like bananas or apples. The longer it stands the more the smoothie will darken and appear more brown.
- The fruits tend to break down further when blended, especially if you are using an acidic juice. This will make the consistency even runnier.
- Ensure that you have a powerful enough blender to pulverize the frozen fruits and ensure a creamy smoothie bowl. Pulse the frozen fruits a few times first to prevent your motor overheating.
This 5 berry smoothie with yogurt utilizes ripe summer berries to top a luxurious fruity yogurt blend with contrasting sweet and tart flavors as well as the smooth and crunchy texture of chopped or sliced nuts.
If you like something more substantial for breakfast than a mixed berry smoothie recipe with yogurt, why not try one of the other recipes below.
- Almond and Coconut breakfast pancakes,
- Overnight Dairy Free Muesli and Oats
- Greek Yogurt and Granola breakfast bowl
- Easy Homemade Granola
- Homemade Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli
- Low Carb Almond and Coconut bread
5 Berry smoothie bowl
- 250 ml greek yogurt
- 2 large bananas (sliced and frozen the night before)
- 10 raspberries (frozen)
- 10 strawberries (frozen)
- 30 ml orange juice
- 10 raspberries
- 6 kiwiberries (sliced in half)
- 12 blackberries
- 20 blueberries
- 30 ml slivered raw almonds
- Blend together the greek yoghurt, banana, strawberries and raspberries with the orange juice until smooth.
- Divide equally between two bowls.
- Decorate with toppings and serve.
Nutritional information for the recipe is an approximation and varies according to the ingredients and products used.
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