This Strawberry Smoothie Bowl whips up with just 3 ingredients for a sweet and healthy breakfast or snack. Frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, and Greek yogurt blend into a thick and creamy strawberry banana smoothie bowl, ready for you to add your favorite toppings. Try crushed graham crackers, toasted almonds, sliced strawberries, chocolate chips, and a honey cocoa drizzle for a chocolate-covered-strawberry cheesecake kinda vibe.
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Just like soft-serve ice cream. When you blend frozen bananas with other fruits, you get a creamy, thick smoothie bowl that’s the exact same consistency as soft-serve ice cream.
Berry-licious. Sorry. I had to. But, really, the cup of strawberries gives plenty of juicy berry flavor to this strawberry smoothie. And the fresh berries on top make it berry delicious. Ok, done with the puns now. Maybe.
Quick healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack. Fruit and yogurt make a great breakfast or mid-day snack. So why not turn these two things into a creamy sundae-like strawberry smoothie bowl with yogurt, loaded with your favorite toppings?
Easy way to eat your fruit. If you struggle to get enough fruit into your day, a strawberry smoothie bowl has 1 ½ cups of fruit, plus whatever you put on it. And eating fruit in the form of ice cream is a lot more fun, if you ask me.
Frozen strawberries. Using frozen strawberries keeps your strawberry smoothie bowl frozen and ice-cream-like. You can use pre-packaged frozen strawberries from the store or freeze your own.
Frozen bananas. Peel, slice, and freeze your bananas when they are at the perfect eating ripeness — not banana bread ripeness. If you always have a freezer bag of frozen banana slices, you can make this strawberry smoothie bowl recipe anytime.
Plain Greek yogurt. I use plain Greek yogurt in this recipe, but you can use flavored, if you prefer. I personally like the tanginess the plain yogurt gives to this strawberry smoothie bowl, but of course strawberry or vanilla Greek yogurt would be great, too.
Toppings. Just like building a sundae, your toppings options for your strawberry bowl are endless. I chose to give this one a chocolate-covered strawberry cheesecake flair with fresh strawberries, crushed up graham crackers, mini chocolate chips, and a honey-cocoa drizzle. The toasted almonds were added for a healthy crunch factor.
Honey cocoa drizzle. Shall we talk about the chocolate drizzle on this strawberry and banana smoothie bowl? Of course, you could just drizzle chocolate sauce. But lately, I’ve been enamored with blending honey and cocoa and using it to make my own chocolate sauce for chocolate milk, hot chocolate, and chocolate drizzles like this one. Keep on reading to see how easy it is to make.
What kind of blender do you need to make smoothie bowls?
I have used both my Cuisinart food processor and my Ninja Foodi Blender to make this strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe. They’re both super durable, high-powered, and have what it takes to turn frozen strawberries and bananas super creamy and ice-cream-like. Unfortunately, a regular blender, like the ones for making margs and such, just don't have enough oomph to do the job.
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How to make a Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
In a food processor or high-powered blender, add 1 cup of frozen, and slightly thawed, strawberries, ½ cup of frozen, sliced bananas, and ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt.
Process until it is smooth and creamy. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides several times to make sure everything gets blended in.
Note: The blender I'm using has a cup with a contraption inside that scrapes down the sides for me-- I just turn the top while it blends. But you certainly don't need to use a blender cup like this. The regular blender or food processor pitcher will work just fine.
Pour the strawberry and banana mixture into a bowl and add a swirl of ¼ cup Greek yogurt.
Top your smoothie bowl with sliced fresh fruit, toasted nuts, chocolate chips, and crushed up graham crackers.
Make a honey-cocoa drizzle. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, and a little bit of warm water. Stir until it reaches your desired consistency and drizzle it over your strawberry smoothie bowl.
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Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen bananas
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (divided)
- 1 sliced strawberry
- 1-2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
- ½ tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- In a food processor or high-powered blender, add 1 cup of frozen, and slightly thawed, strawberries, ½ cup of frozen, sliced bananas, and ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt.
- Process until it is smooth and creamy. You will have to stop and scrape down the sides several times to make sure everything gets blended in.
- Pour the strawberry and banana mixture into a bowl and add a swirl of ¼ cup Greek yogurt.
- Top your smoothie bowl with sliced fresh fruit, toasted nuts, chocolate chips, and crushed up graham crackers.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, and a little bit of warm water. Stir until it reaches your desired consistency and drizzle it over your strawberry smoothie bowl.
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If your frozen strawberries are whole, let them thaw for about 5-10 minutes, just to soften them up a bit. They’ll blend easier and more quickly this way.
When you freeze your bananas, slice them and place them in a gallon-size zip-top bag. Lay the bag flat in the freezer so the bananas are in a single layer. Once they are frozen, they may be slightly frozen together, but you can break them apart and use them as needed. I’ve found that one large zip-top bag will hold about 4 sliced bananas.
Some smoothie bowls add liquid, like milk or almond milk. For a thick and creamy smoothie bowl, don’t add liquid. Choose something thicker like yogurt instead.
Smoothie bowls are always best when eaten right away. You can freeze them, but they become extremely hard — much firmer than ice cream — so you will just need to set them out on the counter for 10-20 minutes before digging in.
What else can you put on your strawberry smoothie bowl?
Your options for making your own strawberry smoothie bowl recipes are limitless. Here are some fun flavor combinations to try:
Tropical twist: fresh pineapple, coconut, and macadamia nuts
Peach crisp: fresh peaches, almonds, and granola
4-berry: fresh blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, fresh mint, chopped nuts
PB&J: peanut butter drizzle, a swirl of strawberry all-fruit preserves, chopped peanuts
Or choose your favorites, one from each category and see what you can come up with:
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