Hello dear smoothie lovers! 🙋🏻
Today I want to share my recipe for a Strawberry Smoothie Bowl with you. Strawberry smoothies simply look wonderful and, to me, they are the perfect summer smoothies. Strawberry smoothies are also rather healthy since they contain useful vitamins; most notably vitamin C, but also small amounts of B vitamins.
The recipe for this smoothie is quite simple: all you need is strawberries, a banana, some granola, peanut butter and coconut milk. The coconut milk can be swapped for normal milk, but, in my opinion, that won’t be as tasty.
The toppings on this smoothie bowl are the following: strawberries, banana slices, granola (you could use oatmeal, too), dark chocolate, coconut chips, black sesame seeds, almond nuts, dried cranberries and fresh mint. The granola and other toppings make the smoothie pleasantly crunchy—and beautiful 😄 To be honest, decorating a smoothie bowl is almost like some sort of color therapy: combining different elements into an edible piece of art calms me down when I’m stressed.
You can definitely leave out some of the toppings I’ve used, but I wouldn’t strip it down more than necessary. After all, the toppings are what makes smoothie bowls special. So if you don’t want to use lots of toppings—or if you don’t happen to have them at home—just make a normal smoothie in a glass instead.
Tip: If possible, use a frozen banana. This will make the consistency of your smoothie resemble that of melted ice cream. I tend to keep a banana or two in the freezer, just in case.
Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 1/4 cup strawberries (~9 oz)
- 1 banana (preferably frozen)
- 1/4 cup granola
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
- Rinse the strawberries under cold running water. Then gently dry the berries with a paper towel.
- Peel the banana. Cut it into chunks.
- If you don't want any chunks in your smoothie bowl, you can first grind granola/oatmeal in the food processor (or coffee grinder). If you are OK with chunks, go to the next step.
- Pour the coconut milk into the blender jar. Add all ingredients.
- Process until nice and smooth.
- Pour the strawberry smoothie into two bowls. Decorate with fruits, berries, nuts and seeds of your choice.
Why this Strawberry Smoothie Bowl is good for you
Remember that granola and peanut butter both contain quite much fat and carbohydrates which make this smoothie bowl high in calories. If you are on a low fat/carbs diet, leave out these two ingredients. The reason why I added them in my smoothie is that they make the smoothie tastier and will keep you satisfied for a long time.
This beautiful smoothie (without toppings) is rich in fiber (29% of RDA), vitamins (107% of RDA), B6 (27% of RDA), magnesium (29% of RDA), phosphorus (28% of RDA), copper (49% of RDA) and manganese (99% of RDA).
Please note that the toppings aren’t included in the nutritional label. The values are calculated based on the ingredients mentioned in the recipe.
I hope you will enjoy this strawberry bowl! 😘🍓