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Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl

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This Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl is addictive, delicious and nutrient-dense. I start to crave this halfway through my workouts. It tastes so much better than it sounds like it tastes—I wanna make out with it.

Smoothie vs Smoothie Bowl?

A Smoothie Bowl isn’t simply a smoothie in a bowl. Mainly because a smoothie bowl is too thick to drink with a straw, like you could a smoothie. A smoothie bowl is like soft-serve ice cream that you eat with a spoon—and it has lots of surface area to put toppings, if you wanna go there.

Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Challenge

Recently, The Official PTK Taster started making a version of this smoothie bowl as a way to incorporate some of the items from Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Challenge into his diet. I got hooked and it’s a regular thing for me now.

This Smoothie Bowl Has

Flaxseed Meal

Flaxseed meal & ground flaxseed are the same thing. I store my flaxseed meal & my whole flaxseeds in the freezer to keep them fresh. Flax products can go rancid if stored at room temp for too long. You can also grind your own whole flaxseed into flaxseed meal.

flaxseed meal for making Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl

Booberries

Blueberries, especially wild blueberries, are crazy good for you. They help your brain work better, are full of antioxidants, aid with weight loss, and come with many other health benefits. More on this here, from Dr. Greger.

How to freeze your Bananas

I like to let the bananas get really ripe (brown) before I peel & freeze them. According to one of Linda McCartney’s cookbooks, you shouldn’t even think about eating a banana if it’s still green anywhere on the peel.

The riper a banana gets the sweeter and more conducive to making an amazing smoothie bowl it becomes. This is also true for making Decadent High-Altitude Vegan Banana Bread.

You can ripen your bananas in the oven if you don’t want to wait for your bananas to ripen on their own.

Oven-ripened bananas
Oven-ripened bananas

For smoothie bowls, I peel and then freeze the bananas in a big freezer bag. When freezing nanners for banana bread, I freeze bananas that have turned dark brown/black in the peel and then thaw a little and peel them before making banana bread.

Vegan Protein Powders

Finding a a protein powder that has a flavor, texture and sweetness level you enjoy is the key to a delicious smoothie bowl.

I’ve used vanilla & chocolate protein powders in this and it’s fantastic with either. If you have a vegan protein powder you already like, I suspect that it will be very tasty in this regardless of its flavor.

I’ve used & been pleased with the following Vegan Protein Powders

  1. Orgain Organic Creamy Chocolate Fudge Plant Based Protein Powder has stevia, but I don’t notice it
  2. Orgain Organic Vanilla Bean Plant Based Protein Powder has stevia, but I don’t notice it
  3. Aloha Chocolate Plant-Based Protein no stevia
  4. Smart Pressed Juice Vegan Vanilla Proteini has stevia, but it doesn’t bother me
  5. Moon Juice Vanilla Mushroom Adaptogenic Protein has stevia, but I don’t notice it

Sometimes protein powders can have intense & undesirable flavors or odd aftertastes. Sometimes it’s the ones with too much stevia or sweetener that I find the most off-putting. If you don’t love the protein powder you have, keep trying! There are many great vegan options available.

Let’s Make an Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl (or two if you want smaller servings)

Ingredients for Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients for Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl

Add all Smoothie Bowl ingredients to your blender or food processor.

Blend, scraping down with a rubber spatula if needed, until smooth. Taste and add a maple syrup or a pitted date if you would like it sweeter.

Blending in a Ninja food processor
Blending in a Ninja food processor

Add toppings or serve as is. This can be a big bowl or divided into more bowls.

Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl
Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl
Amazing vegan Blueberry banana protein smoothie bowl
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Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl

This Amazing Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Bowl is addictive, delicious and nutrient-dense. I start to crave this halfway through my workouts. It tastes so much better than it sounds like it tastes—I wanna make out with it.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Kids, Snack
Cuisine American, California, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Addictive, cold, creamy, dairy-free, flavorful, gluten-free, non-dairy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 big bowl
Calories 365kcal

Equipment

  • blender or food processor

Ingredients

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana ripened & peeled prior to freezing
  • 3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plant milk oat, almond or whatever you are into; vanilla or original; sweetened or unsweetened
  • 2 scoops vegan protein powder It depends on your protein powder, a serving will typically range from 80 – 160 calories & 14 – 21 grams of protein; Chocolate & Vanilla flavors are both great in this. Recently Moon Juice switched to one scoop as a serving on their packaging, use 2 scoops if using Moon Juice. See notes below for protein powders I've tried.
  • 1 TBSP ground flaxseed a.k.a. flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • A dash or so maple syrup or a pitted Medjool date optional, to taste; taste before adding, especially if your protein powder or plant milk is sweetened. I don't usually add sweetness with the chocolate protein powders.

Optional Toppings

  • additional wild blueberries frozen & slightly thawed
  • sliced fresh bannana
  • flaked or shredded coconut
  • cocoa nibs
  • chia seeds
  • mint leaves
  • crushed walnuts

Instructions

  • Add all Smoothie Bowl ingredients to your blender or food processor. Blend, scraping down with a rubber spatula if needed, until smooth. Taste and add a maple syrup or a pitted date if you would like it sweeter.
  • Add toppings or serve as is. This can be a big bowl or divided into more bowls.

Notes

Nutrition Information is approximate.

Smoothie vs Smoothie Bowl?

A Smoothie Bowl isn’t simply a smoothie in a bowl. Mainly because a smoothie bowl is too thick to drink with a straw, like you could a smoothie. A smoothie bowl is like soft-serve ice cream that you eat with a spoon—and it has lots of surface area to put toppings, if you wanna go there.

Flaxseed Meal

Flaxseed meal & ground flaxseed are the same thing. I store my flaxseed meal & my whole flaxseeds in the freezer to keep them fresh. Flax products can go rancid if stored at room temp for too long. You can also grind your own whole flaxseed into flaxseed meal.

Booberries

Blueberries, especially wild blueberries, are crazy good for you. They help your brain work better, are full of antioxidants, aid with weight loss, and come with many other health benefits. More on this here, from Dr. Greger.

How to freeze your Bananas

I like to let the bananas get really ripe (brown) before I peel & freeze them. According to one of Linda McCartney’s cookbooks, you shouldn’t even think about eating a banana if it’s still green anywhere on the peel.
The riper a banana gets the sweeter and more conducive to making an amazing smoothie bowl it becomes. This is also true for making Decadent High-Altitude Vegan Banana Bread.
You can ripen your bananas in the oven if you don’t want to wait for your bananas to ripen on their own.
For smoothie bowls, I peel and then freeze the bananas in a big freezer bag. When freezing nanners for banana bread, I freeze bananas that have turned dark brown/black in the peel and then thaw a little and peel them before making banana bread.

Vegan Protein Powders

Finding a a protein powder that has a flavor, texture and sweetness level you enjoy is the key to a delicious smoothie bowl.
I’ve used vanilla & chocolate protein powders in this and it’s fantastic with either. If you have a vegan protein powder you already like, I suspect that it will be very tasty in this regardless of its flavor.

I’ve used & been pleased with the following Vegan Protein Powders

  1. Orgain Organic Creamy Chocolate Fudge Plant Based Protein Powder has stevia, but I don’t notice it
  2. Orgain Organic Vanilla Bean Plant Based Protein Powder has stevia, but I don’t notice it
  3. Aloha Chocolate Plant-Based Protein no stevia
  4. Smart Pressed Juice Vegan Vanilla Proteini has stevia, but it doesn’t bother me
  5. Moon Juice Vanilla Mushroom Adaptogenic Protein has stevia, but I don’t notice it
Sometimes protein powders can have intense & undesirable flavors or odd aftertastes. Sometimes it’s the ones with too much stevia or sweetener that I find the most off-putting. If you don’t love the protein powder you have, keep trying! There are many great vegan options available.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1big bowl | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 8mg

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