Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

healthy breakfast smoothie bowl

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

You will have extra granola.

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Have a great day!

25 Comments

  • Reply
    Sjoukje
    September 19, 2015 at 4:25 am

    This looks absolutely great and so delicious. I am addicted to smoothie bowls – thanks for this idea. X
    http://www.lemontierres.com

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

      I’m trying to find a way to adapt these for the colder weather — I can’t give them up!

  • Reply
    Karen
    June 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    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.

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
    May 7, 2015 at 8:19 am

    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.

  • Reply
    grace
    May 4, 2015 at 8:45 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 4, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Blackberries are the king of berries, if you ask me!

  • Reply
    Jules @ WolfItDown
    May 3, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    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 ^ ^

  • Reply
    marilynr
    May 1, 2015 at 12:03 am

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

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    April 30, 2015 at 10:39 pm

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

  • Reply
    Kristen @ The Endless Meal
    April 30, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    nancy at good food matters
    April 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Melissa | Bits of Umami
    April 30, 2015 at 8:50 am

    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! :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 30, 2015 at 9:49 am

      I’ve never tried an acai bowl, that will have to be next for me, the color is awesome!

  • Reply
    Linda@There and Back Again
    April 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

    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!

  • Reply
    Susan
    April 30, 2015 at 6:12 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Vivian Tang
    April 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 30, 2015 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Vivian, the colors of the fruit really make it easy :)

  • Reply
    Danielle @So Munch Love
    April 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 30, 2015 at 7:07 am

      These are so easy to vary, too, Danielle. Let me know what you think if you try one!

  • Reply
    John@Kitchen+Riffs
    April 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Barbara
    April 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Maria | Pink Patisserie
    April 29, 2015 at 9:12 am

    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!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    April 29, 2015 at 8:52 am

    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!

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    April 29, 2015 at 8:25 am

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

  • Reply
    Christina @ Christina's Cucina
    April 29, 2015 at 7:20 am

    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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