I am so excited to share today's raspberry smoothie bowl with you guys! I've been making smoothie bowls for years and have shared many of my creations on my Instagram, however I think it is time to start sharing more on my website. This raspberry smoothie bowl is the perfect, thick, creamy, and tart smoothie bowl to enjoy any time of year!
Ingredients For This Raspberry Smoothie Bowl:
For The Smoothie Bowl:
- Frozen Bananas - The key to making thick and creamy smoothie bowls is using frozen bananas for the base. Although you can make smoothie bowls that are banana-free, I always recommend using them for the best thick and creamy base.
- Frozen Raspberries - Obviously this Raspberry Smoothie Bowl is full of raspberries! I prefer using organic raspberries in my smoothies, because I think there is a significant flavor difference.
- PlantFusion Vanilla Inspire For Women - I always love adding a scoop of PlantFusion protein powder to my smoothie bowls. It helps make them thick and creamy, and helps to make them a complete meal. Recently I've been hooked on the Inspire line. It has so many amazing ingredients for balancing hormones, and it tastes amazing! As always my code: "NATURALVEGAN" gets you 25% off your PlantFusion purchase.
- Vanilla Extract - Another one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothie bowls is vanilla extract. I am not sure why it works so well, but when you add vanilla extract to smoothie bowls it gives it the perfect ice cream flavor. I always use Mexican vanilla, because I think it has a much deeper flavor (It's a little pricy, but I promise you it's worth every penny!).
- Plant Based Milk Of Choice - Any plant based milk will work perfectly for this recipe, or you can even use coconut water. I personally like to use soy milk, because it's super creamy and higher in protein, so the smoothie bowl will be more filling.
For The Toppings:
You can top this Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with any toppings, but here are some that I love to use:
- Fresh Bananas - I love adding fresh ingredients of whatever the base of the smoothie is. It helps to enhance the flavor, and it adds more things to chew on which helps the smoothie bowl to be digested slower (this is a good thing!).
- Fresh Raspberries - Again I love adding fresh fruits. Raspberries are one of the healthiest berries to consume, so the more the merrier!
- Raw Pumpkin Seeds - Another thing I love to do when creating smoothie bowls is to incorporate complementary colors. This makes the bowls pop, and be more diverse. Pumpkin seeds are a great addition to this bowl, because they're full of healthy fats, fiber, magnesium, and zinc.
- Shredded Coconut - Another must have for smoothie bowls is shredded coconut. I love adding it, because it adds something to chew on to every bite of the bowl.
- Natural Peanut Butter - Any nut butter works great, but I personally love the combo of peanut butter and raspberry so much that I don't see any other alternative. If you want to make this nut-free, then sunflower seed butter is a great alternative!
How To Make This Raspberry Smoothie Bowl:
This Raspberry Smoothie Bowl is one of my favorite quick and easy lunch recipes. All you need is a blender - I recommend investing in a Vitamix if you want to make the creamiest smoothie bowls, Coconut Bowls ("COCO-NV-10" for 10% off your purchase!), and a spoon!
I always like to let my frozen fruits sit out for about 5 minutes before blending. This helps them to blend easier, and not damage the blender. I strongly recommend this if you're not using a high speed blender.
Add the ingredients to the the blender and blend on medium/ high for about 1 minutes. You will need to stop and shake it and move it around to achieve the proper thick consistency. Once the smoothie has become smooth, and all the fruit is blended, scoop into the coconut bowls.
Spread it to make a flat base, and add the toppings. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Can I Make This Raspberry Smoothie Bowl Banana-Free?
If you're not a huge fan of bananas, or you don't eat them for whatever reason, this Raspberry Smoothie Bowl can be made banana-free. There are a couple fruits that work well as a banana replacement.
I would recommend using either frozen mangos, or frozen pineapple. Personally I think that frozen mango works the best out of the two as far as texture goes, but ultimately pineapple tastes bettter (in my opinion).
Can I Freeze Smoothie Bowls?
If you're like me and you live alone, or you simply made too much smoothie bowl to eat at once, do not fear. You can freeze smoothie bowls. I actually do this all the time, because I find smoothie bowls like this Raspberry Smoothie Bowl to be extremely filling.
To freeze the bowl, simply add it to an air-tight container and freeze. Whenever you are ready to enjoy the smoothie bowl again, let it defrost for about 5 minutes before adding it to your blender along with a splash of plant based milk. Blend it until it is thick and creamy and enjoy!
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For The Smoothie Bowl:
For The Toppings:
- 1 banana
- ½ cup raspberries
- 2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- Let the frozen fruits sit out for about 5 minutes before blending. This helps them to blend easier, and not damage the blender. I strongly recommend this if you're not using a high speed blender.
- Add the ingredients to the the blender and blend on medium/ high for about 1 minutes. You will need to stop and shake it and move it around to achieve the proper thick consistency. Once the smoothie has become smooth, and all the fruit is blended, scoop into the coconut bowls.
- Spread it to make a flat base, and add the toppings. Serve immediately and enjoy!