This Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl is the perfect thick and creamy smoothie bowl. It's packed full of fresh fruit and healthy fats and it's the ultimate easy breakfast.
I've been making smoothie bowls for years. Making homemade smoothie bowls is actually what got me into food photography and blogging, so they will always hold a special place in my heart. I used to exclusively post my smoothie bowls to my Instagram, but I am now working on getting more smoothie bowl recipes like this strawberry smoothie bowl recipe onto my website as well!
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- Ingredients For This Strawberry Smoothie Bowl:
- How To Make A Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl:
- Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl Variations:
- What You Will Need To Make This Strawberry Smoothie Bowl:
- How To Store This Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
- Top Tip
- Frequently Asked Questions:
- Related Vegan Smoothie Bowl Recipes:
- Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
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Ingredients For This Strawberry Smoothie Bowl:
The best part about this strawberry smoothie bowl is the ingredients are super simple and available at your local grocery stores.
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:
- Frozen Bananas - The key to making smoothie bowls with a super thick consistency that tastes like ice cream is frozen bananas. There's no way around it. There are substitutions that can be made, however, they never work as well as frozen sliced bananas. I freeze my own bananas, because they're super affordable, and they taste better than the frozen ones at the grocery stores. If you do not have a high-powered blender, I recommend cutting them up into small slices before freezing. This will allow the frozen banana to blend easily in any blender. Do not use a fresh banana. Even one fresh banana mixed in with the frozen bananas will result in a watery smoothie bowl.
- Frozen Strawberries - This strawberry smoothie bowl would not be complete without frozen strawberries. Just like bananas, I like to freeze my own strawberries, because they taste way better. For some reason, frozen fruits from grocery stores never taste as good to me. However they are more affordable, so just keep that in mind.
- Kiwis - One of the keys to making this smoothie bowl thick is using fresh kiwis in place of any liquid. Since kiwis have a super high water content, they get rather icy once frozen. Therefore I like to just use fresh kiwis and omit any liquid to achieve the perfect creamy texture.
- Coconut Yogurt - I love adding coconut yogurt to this strawberry kiwi smoothie bowl because it takes the creaminess to the next level. Any vegan yogurt will work, however, I recommend coconut yogurt because it is so creamy!
- Pure Vanilla Extract - One of my favorite tricks to making the best smoothie bowls is adding a little bit of pure vanilla extract. It makes the smoothie taste like ice cream. I love using Mexican Vanilla because I think that the flavor is superior.
Smoothie Bowl Toppings:
- Fresh Strawberries - I love adding fresh fruit on top of smoothie bowls for added texture.
- Fresh Kiwis - Just like strawberries, I love adding fresh kiwis to this smoothie bowl. Kiwis are a great addition because they added extra fiber and they're so delicious you'd never know!
- Healthy Homemade Granola - You can use any granola. I love using my healthy vegan granola recipe, because it's oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!
- Coconut Flakes - Is any smoothie bowl complete without some coconut flakes on top? I don't think so!
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How To Make A Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl:
This Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl is one of my favorite quick and easy healthy breakfast recipes to make. It only takes about 5 minutes to make, and can be enjoyed immediately!
1. Begin by adding the kiwis to the blender first. This will allow the frozen ingredients to blend much more easily.
2. Add the frozen bananas and strawberries to the blender. Add the coconut yogurt and vanilla extract. Blend until a smooth and creamy texture has been achieved. You will need to scrape the edges or use a wand with a high-speed blender.
3. Scoop the smoothie bowl into the serving bowls and top with your favorite toppings. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Hint: It takes time and patience to make the perfect thick smoothie bowl. You will need to scrape the edges down and mix the smoothie to get it to properly blend, especially iff you are using a regular blender. If you are using a high-speed blender this won't be as much of an issue.
Smoothie bowls are great for picky eaters because it's super easy to make substitutions when necessary. Here are some common substitutions you can make:
- Banana - Banana isn't for everyone. You may be allergic, simply don't like it, or you are trying to mix it up. Luckily you can substitute frozen bananas for frozen mango, or frozen pineapple. This will affect the taste and texture, but it will still be delicious! You can also freeze ice cubes of coconut milk, however, this will significantly raise the calories, and I don't find the texture to be that great.
- Coconut Yogurt - I personally love coconut yogurt. It's so rich and creamy. However, you may want to use a different yogurt for this strawberry smoothie bowl. Luckily this smoothie bowl can be made with any yogurt! Just keep in mind that coconut yogurt is a bit thicker than other yogurts, so you won't need as much. Almond milk yogurt is a great vegan option, or greek yogurt if you don't have any dietary needs.
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl Variations:
This Strawberry Smoothie Bowl is absolutely delicious as-is, however, there are multiple variations you can try depending on what you're looking for!
- High Protein - Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to this vegan smoothie bowl. I love PlantFusion protein powders (you can try it 25% off with my code: "NATURALVEGAN".). They're super smooth and creamy and have the best flavor.
- Low Calorie - Double the frozen strawberries and half the amount of frozen bananas for a low-calorie version of this smoothie bowl.
- Grain-Free - Use a grain-free granola for a raw vegan smoothie bowl! I linked my favorite raw vegan granola. You can also add chia seeds and hemp seeds for added texture.
What You Will Need To Make This Strawberry Smoothie Bowl:
Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out, especially in smoothie bowl recipes like this Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl.
- High-Speed Blender - If you love making smoothie bowls and plan on making them for a long time, I recommend investing in a Vitamix. I got one for my college graduation and I've used it every day since (it's been about 2 years and it's doing great!). If you're looking for a budget-friendly blender that still does a good job at making thick smoothie bowls, you can use a Nutribullet. I used a Nutribullet for a long time and it did a great job.
- Serving Bowls - No smoothie bowl is complete unless it's served in a Coconut Bowl. I love how fun they are, and they are a perfect size. You can use my code: "COCO-NV-10" for a discount on all your Coconut Bowls purchases.
How To Store This Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
I live alone, so I often make too much smoothie, and end up having to save it later for a healthy snack. The good news is that you can actually freeze smoothie bowls and enjoy them at another time.
I recommend storing the leftover smoothie bowl in a shallow airtight container. Whenever you're ready to enjoy the smoothie bowl again you will need to blend it, so you want to store it in something that will make cutting it up easy.
This strawberry smoothie bowl will keep if stored properly for up to a month.
More is better when it comes to smoothie bowls. It can be hard to achieve the proper thick texture if you don't have a lot of ingredients in the blender. It's better to have more extra smoothies than not enough.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Making smoothie bowls with the perfect thick consistency is not hard. The key is to use a lot of frozen bananas, and not much liquid. The bananas should be frozen completely ( I make sure they have at least been frozen for a full 24 hours). If you use bananas that are not all the way frozen, they will ruin the entire mixture, and make it very watery.
Smoothie bowls can be a very healthy dessert, a healthy breakfast, or a healthy snack. They're full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, it is very easy to overdo it with the toppings. This can lead to excess calorie intake, which for some people can lead to weight gain. Therefore if you want to make a smoothie bowl every day, I recommend just being aware of the toppings you add. Things like cashew butter and your favorite granola may add more calories than you think.
Absolutely not. Blended ice melts super quickly. This will cause your smoothie bowl to get really watered down, and lose its thickness. If you want a thicker smoothie stick to frozen fruits only.
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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
The Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl:
- 2 kiwis fresh
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 4 frozen bananas
- ⅓ cup coconut yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 kiwis
- 6 strawberries
- ¼ cup healthy vegan granola
- 2 tablespoon shredded coconut
- Begin by adding the kiwis to the blender first. This will allow the frozen ingredients to blend much easier.
- Add the frozen bananas and strawberries to the blender. Add the coconut yogurt and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy. You will need to scrape the edges or use a wand with a high-speed blender.
- Scoop the smoothie bowl into coconut bowls and top with the fresh toppings. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Do not stick your hand, or any object in a blender
- Wash hands before making food
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
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