healthy breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are all the rage right now, and I will say they make a lot of sense.  Normally I’m not a smoothie for breakfast type, I’m just not into drinking my meals… but this is an idea I can get behind.  With a healthy morning smoothie bowl, loaded with fruits, nuts, and granola, I get to spoon and crunch my way to a balanced and hearty start to the day.

morning smoothie bowl

The concept is uber simple – just whiz together your smoothie, spoon it into a shallow bowl, and top it with your favorite stuff.  My bowl was rimmed with fresh blackberries pureed with 2% Greek yogurt.  I wanted the base to be thick, so I didn’t add any other liquids.  My toppings…strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, tangerine, banana, Spanish peanuts and honey flax granola.

super easy healthy smoothie bowl

blackberry yogurt smoothie bowl

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Yield: serves 1-2

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl


  • 1 cup fresh ripe blackberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • assorted fruits and nuts for garnish, I used strawberries, raspberries, tangerine segments, sliced bananas, chopped kiwi and Spanish peanuts,
    honey flax granola
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds


  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. To make the granola, toss the oats with the oil, honey, and flax seeds to coat well.
  3. Spread the oats out onto a baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the oats are golden brown. I give the pan a stir several times during the baking. Let cool.
  4. To make the smoothie, put the berries in a blender and blend until pureed. Add the yogurt and blend again until smooth.
  5. Spoon the yogurt into a shallow bowl and top with assorted fruits and nuts. Sprinkle the granola over the top and enjoy.


You will have extra granola.

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25 Responses to Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

  1. Sjoukje says:

    This looks absolutely great and so delicious. I am addicted to smoothie bowls – thanks for this idea. X

  2. Karen says:

    I love it. I’m also not a meal drinker, so I will only occasionally have a smoothie. The idea of blending the fruit in with the yogurt as a base is a great idea. Normally I’ll put a little honey in my plain yogurt, then add a fruit. This looks so much better.

  3. For the longest time I resisted smoothie bowls – if I wanted a smoothie I’d just drink it! But I finally tried an acai bowl and holy moly! It’s basically like healthy ice cream for breakfast! I *finally* get it. This smoothie bowl is the most gorgeous one yet.

  4. grace says:

    the blackberry yogurt is what seals the deal for me–it contributes what i consider to be unparalleled beauty and a tasty flavor too!

  5. Almost too pretty to eat… Love the variety :D Perfect for wee family get together breakfast as well, just lots of yogurt and chopped fruits, seeds and nuts, yum ^ ^

  6. marilynr says:

    Looks great! I think this is what foodies would call a ‘deconstructed smoothie”.

  7. This is so gorgeous, Sue! Breakfast has never looked better!

  8. This is such a brilliant idea! So much healthier than just plain yogurt.

    Btw: I’m totally drooling over the fruit. Our strawberry season is not far away but for right now we can only get really bland tasting, woody ones that were picked too early and shipped too far. The ones in your smoothie bowl look so good!

  9. My daughter is at a conference in San Diego, and called to tell me that these Breakfast Smoothie Bowls are Everywhere! Mostly made with Acai berries. That was the first I’d heard of them, and Serendipity! here is your gorgeous version.

  10. So refreshing and tasty! I’m all about this. I’ve been on an acai bowl kick lately, but making my own smoothie bowls sounds amazing! :)

  11. I agree…I’d rather eat my breakfast instead of drinking it. Smoothies are what I enjoy as an afternoon pick-me-up. Love the look of this bowl. Perfect for a summer breakfast!

  12. Susan says:

    What a great way to start the day! I most always have a fruit and grain-filled smoothie in the morning but will have to try this ‘composed’ smoothie bowl too.

  13. Vivian Tang says:

    What a beautiful and yummy breakfast. And I absolutely love this food styling!

  14. I just heard of smoothie bowls for the first time just the other day and now here they are again. I have to say yours is the tastiest looking one I’ve seen thus far! I love that your smoothie looks thick. That just sounds so satisfying! MmmmMMmm! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Yup, I’m another that really doesn’t like to drink breakfast. But I can get behind this smoothie bowl! It has texture — something I can sink my teeth into. ;-) Really nice — thanks.

  16. Barbara says:

    What a gorgeous, healthy way to start the day, Sue!
    Now…if you just lived next door and could deliver that to me every morning, I’d be in heaven.

  17. I’m very much with you on the smoothie for breakfast thing. I love them, it’s just hard to have them for breakfast sometimes. This bowl looks delightful and so very mouth and tummy satisfying!

  18. I saw this for the first time the other day and thought it was brilliant. You made it beautiful with a combination of my favorite breakfast ingredients. What a wonderful way to start the day!

  19. Such a beautiful bowl and I can’t imagine a better way to start the day!

  20. Guess what I’m having for breakfast? Yogurt, rhubarb and granola! I’m just missing some fresh fruit and nuts! Love this idea!

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