This mixed berry smoothie bowl made with strawberries, raspberries and goji berries makes a great breakfast or snack. If you love smoothies, you'll love smoothie bowls!
Scroll through your Instagram feed at any given time and I’m confident you’ll quickly come across a smoothie bowl. The smoothie bowl is having its moment of fame, as evidenced by the brightly colored concoctions taking over our feeds, and frankly this is one trend I hope sticks around.
Beyond their Instagram worthy appeal however, smoothie bowls are easy to fall in love with because they’re refreshing, easy to make, and make for a tasty meal.
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl:
It’s not quite as simple as forgoing the glass and serving up your regular smoothie in a bowl. A good smoothie bowl has a thicker, slushy-like quality to it that reminds me of sorbet or frozen yogurt along with an assortment of toppings. I find the thicker consistency and added toppings also makes smoothie bowls generally more satisfying because there’s more chewing involved.
Now to get that extra-thick consistency you need to do two things:
- use slightly less liquid and
- use lots of frozen fruit.
In this particular smoothie I’ve replaced some of the liquid with coconut yogurt and used both frozen strawberries and raspberries.
I also brewed some rooibos tea and threw that in along with some goji berries for extra flavor. If you’ve never had rooibos tea before, it’s not a tea at all, but an herbal infusion that hails from South Africa with a unique fruity/floral flavor that pairs really nicely with berries. It’s also caffeine-free which means you can have it any time of day.
Hemp seeds provide some protein and along with the yogurt make this bowl super-filling. The quantities I’ve listed make either one big bowl or two small ones if you’re having it for a snack (or even dessert) instead of a meal. I topped mine with extra fresh berries and hemp seeds, but feel free to use whatever toppings sound good to you (coconut flakes, chia seeds etc…).
More Smoothie Recipes:
This triple red berry smoothie bowl made with strawberries, raspberries and goji berries is, bright, refreshing and packed with anti-oxidants.
- 1 cup/240ml filtered water
- 2 Rooibos tea bags
- 2 Tablespoons/14g goji berries
- 6 ounces/170g coconut milk yogurt
- 1 cup/140g frozen strawberries
- ½ cup/70g frozen raspberries
- 3 Tablespoons/30g hemp seeds (plus more to top) or use your favorite unflavored protein powder
- Fresh strawberries to top
- Fresh raspberries to top
- Start the night before. Bring water to a simmer, remove from heat, and add tea bags. Let steep, covered, for 10 minutes, discard tea bags, pour into heat-proof container. Add goji berries and refrigerate tea overnight.
- Place tea, goji berries, coconut milk yogurt, frozen fruit and hemp seeds in a high speed blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Pour into bowls and top with fresh berries and additional hemp seeds if desired. Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 12g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.