Do you love to eat healthy foods throughout the day? Well, smoothie bowls are healthy. Plus, they are easy to make and eat on the go. Those two things are a must in everyone’s busy lives! Today, we are going to share our tips for making a smoothie bowl without banana. We know many of you love bananas, but some of you don’t. If you don’t think you could enjoy eating a smoothie bowl without banana, we urge you to give one a try. If you still miss your banana, you can add it next time!
What is a Smoothie Bowl?
If you have never had a smoothie bowl before, you might be wondering what it is. Well, it is like a smoothie in a glass. It is simply served in a bowl.
They are a thicker smoothie, much like an extra thick milkshake or even yogurt. They also have a creamy texture. The best part is you can add so many different toppings to them. Some people even have a secret ingredient they add to all their bowls.
A bowl for breakfast is usually everyone’s go-to, but you can also eat these for an afternoon snack.
Are Smoothie Bowls Healthy?
Smoothie bowls can be healthy. It simply depends on what you add to your bowl. If you choose the wrong ingredients, you could be looking at as much sugar as a couple glazed donuts.
So, before you grab that smoothie bowl from the restaurant, or prepare your own, take a look at how many calories are in the bowl. Check out the sugar and carb content too. You may find yourself shocked with the numbers!
Why Banana Free?
Bananas are healthy for you. That’s a known fact. Bananas are also high in sugar. The higher level of sugar in bananas can cause your blood sugar to spike and then plummet.
This is one of the reasons why some people prefer to make their smoothie bowl without banana.
If you’re in the mood for another low-sugar snack or dessert, try our Zambian Sweet Potato Fritters!
Best Fruits for Smoothie Bowls
There are so many fruits that you can use. You can use frozen fruit or fresh fruit. Just remember that frozen fruit will make your smoothie thicker than fresh fruit.
- Fresh Mango or Frozen Mango
- Fresh Strawberries or Frozen Strawberries
- Fresh Blueberries or Frozen Blueberries
- Fresh Raspberries or Frozen Raspberries
- Fresh Pineapple or Frozen Pineapple
- Fresh Peaches or Frozen Peaches
Smoothie Bowl Toppings
There are so many toppings for you to choose from. We could include a massive list for you, but we think a shorter, manageable list of the all-time favorite toppings is better.
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Shredded Coconut
- Bee Pollen
- Hemp Seeds
- Cacao Nibs
- Nut Butter Drizzle
- Berries like Fresh Strawberries
- Chocolate Chips
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
Making a smoothie bowl is simple. All you need to do is:
- Gather all the ingredients you want to use. We recommend choosing your favorite frozen fruit, or fresh fruit, and yogurt to start. We love using Greek yogurt in ours. You can also substitute your milk of choice (oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or non-dairy milk) instead of yogurt if you wish.
- Add the fruit and yogurt to a high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth. There shouldn’t be any chunks of fruit remaining.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with your toppings of choice.
Smoothie-lover tip: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder, or your favorite protein powder, and collagen powder, for an additional healthy boost.
Pro smoothie-lover tip: Use ice cream for a twist on this delicious treat!Print