Balanced Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe | Vegan, GF

Hey everyone, after my last what I eat in a day post I got quite a few requests for the recipe for my blueberry smoothie bowl, so that’s what we’re doing today. I personally have to eat my smoothies for it to feel like breakfast. It doesn’t matter how much fruit or oats or whatever you put in there, if it’s liquid, I feel like I haven’t eaten.  

And the best part about a smoothie bowl is what you put on top, so the smoothie recipe itself is quite basic. Today, I’m going to tell you how I make the recipe three different ways. As I’m eating only whole foods this month, the image from my what I eat post is slightly different to how I would usually make it. There’ll be a recipe for the one I had that day, how I usually have it and anther one for days when you want something even more filling.  

I like my smoothie bowls to be nutritionally balanced so I like to include protein powder and a source of healthy fat. If you don’t want to include the protein, you could add oats instead or simply use less liquid in the recipe to keep the same texture.  

Typically, I like my smoothie toppings to include a variety of textures. I usually use some fresh fruit, some chia seeds then something crunchy, either nuts or granola.  

I’m not going to include a method because we all know you put everything in a blender. But a little tip, add your milk first before your frozen ingredients or powders. It stops them sticking to the bottom when you try to blend.  

#1 How I Usually Make it 

Most smoothie recipes use bananas to make them creamy. I hate banana with a passion, so I usually opt for some dairy free yogurt to get that creamy texture.  

 

  • 150g frozen blueberries  
  • 200g dairy free vanilla yogurt  
  • 200ml almond milk
     

#2 How You Saw It 

Again, due to the whole foods thing, I made this one a little differently. I didn’t use the yogurt, so I switched it out for nut butter to try and make it a little creamier. This breakfast was a post workout meal so I added a few things too. 

  • 150g frozen blueberries  
  • 1tbsp almond butter 
  • ¾ scoop protein powder 
  • 1tsp maca  
  • 200ml almond milk  
  • 2tbsp hazelnuts  

#3 The Bulkier Version  

I don’t make this one all that often but it’s a good one for those days where you don’t have a lot of extras in the house. This one is filling without the toppings when you’re in a pinch.  

  • 150g frozen blueberies  
  • ¼ cup gluten free oats 
  • ¾ scoop vanilla protein powder 
  • 200ml almond milk  
  • I heaped tbsp nuts of choice (almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts all work well) 

Toppings 

Obviously, you can put whatever you want on top, but for those who wanted to know what I used in this photo: 

  • 30g dried mango 
  • Heaped tsp almond butter 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds  
  • 70g (ish) fresh raspberries  
  • Small handful almonds 

I hope there’s an option in there for everyone, unless you don’t like blueberries. But, if blueberries aren’t your thing, you’re probably in the wrong place anyway. Which version would you make?  

Until next time, 

Sophie

 

*this post contains some affiliate links

Follow:
Share:

21 Comments

  1. 14th March 2018 / 7:46 am

    It’s so lovely how you’ve given different options! I think I’d make it option 2, how we saw it! Also I love how vibrant the blueberries make this bowl look! It’s so pretty ☺️ X

  2. 14th March 2018 / 9:24 am

    I think I would want to try option 1 to start with but I don’t get blueberries locally so I would probably try them when I’m in a place where blueberries are locally produced.

  3. 14th March 2018 / 9:46 am

    Finally, I’ve been waiting for the recipe as soon as I saw your Instagram post about it. Glad to read it now

  4. 14th March 2018 / 11:21 am

    This looks so good! I really need to start making smoothies!

  5. 14th March 2018 / 11:44 am

    I really want to invest in a good blender to start making smoothies! I love having them for breakfast too but I’m a very fussy eater so I don’t like a lot of the ready made ones great post, and I love your photos!

    Suffering Wanderlust

  6. 14th March 2018 / 6:47 pm

    I never realised there could be so many different thing to put in a smoothie, I always just use fruits, but I will try adding different things! Want to try ut with yoghurt cuz that sounds yummy! xx

  7. 15th March 2018 / 4:23 pm

    This is right up my alley for a yummy and healthy snack! I have a shoot coming up for carnival
    lol and I’ve been trying to maintain a healthy stance so I’m glad I found something this fun looking. I’d probs leave out the mangoes lol I actually don’t like them at all. Thanks for yet another awesome recipe girly! ☺☺

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

  8. 15th March 2018 / 4:26 pm

    Oh yum!!!
    I love the colours of this too! Sooo Bright!!

    Kelly

  9. 15th March 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I really need to invest in a better blender – ours is pretty useless and unreliable! I love how colourful this is though, the perfect start to any day..

  10. 15th March 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I don’t really care for banana either, glad to know I’m not the only one! Swapping with yogurt is a great idea.

    Also all those colors look beautiful!

    Sinead | https://sincerelysinead.com/

  11. 15th March 2018 / 5:14 pm

    The balanced blueberry smoothie bowl looks delicious! Love how nutritious it is and how it’s easy to make. Maca powder is so good for you! Glad you included that in the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    exquisitely.me

  12. 15th March 2018 / 5:17 pm

    This looks yummy, and so colourful too! I am totally going to make this and start including it as one of the breakfasts that I am going to have!

    Ciara | teatimewithciara.com

  13. 15th March 2018 / 5:19 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious! I’ve never had a smoothie bowl before but I will definitely attempt to make one. I like the idea mixing fresh fruits with dried fruits and nuts.

    I always see so many pictures of smoothie bowls on Instagram, they look so yummy and colourful. Don’t know why I haven’t even tried one yet.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Sabah || womanishaffairs.org

  14. 15th March 2018 / 5:29 pm

    This smoothie bowl looks so rich and creamy, and the colours are so vibrant. I’m not the biggest fan of banana’s either and I love that you’ve included 3 different recipe options. Brilliant post thanks for sharing.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

  15. 15th March 2018 / 6:03 pm

    This looks super tasty! Definitely great for a little snack or breakfast!

  16. 16th March 2018 / 2:45 am

    I’ve actually have never tried smoothie bowls but have been meaning to Pinterest a recipe so I’m reading this post right in time! Almond milk! I’m currently trying to cut down my regular dairy intake and I was worried how that would affect the taste of my smoothies. Hmm I’ve never heard of switching out yogurt for nut butter, I’ll have to try that out and see how it tastes. I’ll definitely have to give #2 a try, just have to get some blueberries!

    I love decorating my oatmeal/yogurt with fresh fruit, all types of berries usually make it into the bowl for me!

    All three options sound like they’d taste amazing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:

Looking for Something?