This berry smoothie bowl will be your go-to this summer when you are looking for an easy, tasty meal or snack. The base of this smoothie bowl has only three ingredients: cherry, banana and almond milk. Then garnish to your heart’s content with the freshest cherries and berries!
What a festive week this one has been with Canada Day on July 1st and 4th of July for my American friends!
I’m pretty stoked cause hubby and I are starting our staycation vacation this Friday.
It’ll be nice to get a little break and just enjoy each other’s company. Fingers crossed for nice weather!
Rest assured, we’ll be enjoying lots of easy peasy recipes, just like this berry smoothie bowl while relaxing on our deck. Plus, don’t you just love summer produce?
Why We Love This Berry Smoothie Bowl
- The base of the bowl (not including garnish) is made with only 3 ingredients!
- It comes together in about 10 minutes.
- Makes for a great breakfast or snack.
- Of course, it tastes delicious!
What Is a Smoothie Bowl?
Ok, I will admit, I’m a little late joining the smoothie bowl train.
I always thought smoothie bowls were so pretty, but always wonder what was up with the whole “bowl” situation?
Now? Love it! It’s basically a super thick smoothie.
How a smoothie bowl differs from a smoothie, in my opinion, is all the fun, tasty garnish.
Let out your inner Bob Ross here, people. You can pretty up your smoothie bowl with as little or as much fruit or garnish you wish.
How To Make It
Making a smoothie bowl couldn’t be easier! Seriously.
Like, it takes about 5 minutes (yes, 5 minutes) of your time.
You just place the frozen fruit in a processor, process a little, add a touch of milk, process again, then you are done with the smoothie bowl base.
Then it’s just a matter of dividing the deliciousness between bowls and topping with more cherries and berries.
Full details are in the recipe card below.
How to Garnish
I garnished this berry smoothie bowl very simply with just berries, but you can add other toppings that you like to really amp this smoothie bowl up! Some other garnish that I love are:
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Pumpkin seeds
- Chocolate chips
- A drizzle of melted Nutella, peanut butter or almond butter
What would be your favourite garnish?
Tips for Making This Recipe
- Use frozen cherries and a frozen banana for the base of this cherry smoothie bowl. If you use fresh, it will not be thick.
- Like your smoothie bowl more loose in texture? Add a little more almond milk. Add a little at a time (about a teaspoon) because a little goes a long way.
- Want more or less of cherries or berries on top? You do you!
- This smoothie bowl is best enjoyed immediately. Have all your fruit garnish ready to go when the base is mixed up.
- I garnished this cherry smoothie bowl with fresh cherries. For picture purposes, they weren’t pitted. Don’t forget to take those suckers out before you enjoy them! Here are 3 ways to pit cherries without a cherry pitter.
- If you just want to stick to the frozen variety of cherries for topping, go for it! Just thaw them out a bit before garnishing that smoothie bowl.
More Smoothie Recipes
If you make this berry smoothie bowl, be sure to leave a comment below!
Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 2 cups frozen pitted cherries
- 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- ½ cup fresh cherries, pitted
- ½ cup strawberries, green tops removed and strawberries thinly sliced (plus more to taste for optional garnish)
- ½ cup blueberries, plus more to taste for optional garnish
- ½ cup blackberries, plus more to taste for optional garnish
- Fresh cherries (pitted), garnish to taste (optional)
- Place frozen cherries and chunks of banana into a food processor and process for about 30 seconds until it starts to break down a bit.
- Add almond milk and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of processor with a spatula, as necessary.Note: If you need to thin the mixture, add more almond milk (a little at a time) until you've reached your desired consistency.
- Divide mixture evenly between two bowls and top with fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (or other desired toppings, if desired). Serve and enjoy!
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
Tried this recipe?
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