Berry Smoothie Bowl

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

2 servings

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
I've always loved smoothies but sometimes I want to linger over breakfast instead of sipping it on the go. That's when I make this Jamba-inspired smoothie bowl. —Josh Carter, Birmingham, Alabama

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Optional: Sliced fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries, chia seeds, fresh pumpkin seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut and sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Place the milk, berries and sugar in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and process until smooth. Divide mixture between 2 serving bowls. Add toppings as desired.
Berry Smoothie Bowl Tips

What toppings can you put on a smoothie bowl?

Our smoothie bowl recipe recommends fresh strawberries and raspberries, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds or unsweetened shredded coconut, but there are plenty of other smoothie bowl toppings you could consider. Store-bought or homemade granola would add some crunch, while a dollop of peanut butter or honey and a sprinkle of cacao nibs would make your smoothie bowl taste just like dessert. Don't forget a few pieces of your favorite fresh fruit, like bananas, blueberries, peaches or kiwi.

How do you make a smoothie bowl thicker?

If you prefer a thicker, more frosty smoothie bowl, make sure you start with frozen fruit. When blending, use as little liquid as possible, since the liquid will thin out the smoothie. If the liquid you're using is juice, coffee or water, you could freeze it into ice cubes first—just don't freeze milk, since it will separate. A scoop of Greek yogurt or nut butter is another way to thicken a smoothie. Get more ideas from our healthy smoothie recipes.

How do you add more protein to a smoothie bowl?

Looking to make a high-protein smoothie? A lot of the same ingredients that make a smoothie bowl thicker will add protein, too, such as Greek yogurt and nut butters. Cottage cheese, ground chia seeds or flaxseed, beans and tofu also add protein to a smoothie.

Another option is protein powder, which can add up to 20 grams of protein per serving. Choose a flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients. Vanilla protein powder should work across the board.

How do you make a dairy-free smoothie bowl?

If you're looking to replace the milk in a smoothie recipe with nondairy milk, try coconut milk or almond milk.

Are smoothie bowls healthy?

Most smoothie bowls are packed with fruits, nuts and milk, which contain antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber and protein. The fruit should sweeten your smoothie bowl, so you can skip added sugars. Pay attention to the nutrition content of the toppings you're adding—they can make your smoothie bowl more or less healthy.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 155 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.