This delicious purple smoothie bowl is a refreshing and healthy way to start your day. The combination of frozen blueberries and banana creates a creamy and naturally sweet base. Boost up the fiber and protein with some chia seeds. The almond milk delivers a smooth and creamy texture, and the protein powder adds plant-based protein.
Studies have shown that purple foods are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. That makes them a powerhouse of nutrition for your diet! [Source]
Learn how to make your next smoothie bowl purple. This recipe delivers tips on selecting the freshest ingredients and some fun smoothie toppings.
Plus, I’m sharing ideas to make your smoothie even healthier by adding superfoods, like chia seeds. Get ready to create a delicious and healthy treat that you’ll look forward to every day!
Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Blueberries — We’ll add some frozen blueberries to give this smoothie that vibrant purple hue. You can add other frozen berries, such as blackberries, acai, raspberries, and strawberries.
- Banana — We want extra creamy smoothie bowls, and adding bananas helps achieve that.
- Milk — You’ll need unsweetened soy milk or your favorite plant-based milk, such as cashew milk or pecan milk.
- Chia — Let’s add a tablespoon of ground chia seeds to boost the nutritional value and make it thicker.
- Protein Powder — I like adding vanilla protein powder for flavor and nutrition.
- Toppings — Add your favorite toppings. Some ideas include sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, fresh berries, and drizzles of maple syrup.
Want to know how to make purple smoothie bowls? See the full printable recipe below!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- VIBRANT — This smoothie is so colorful!
- EASY — 5 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to make this beautiful smoothie bowl!
- FAVORITE — This is a favorite breakfast, snack, or dessert recipe.
Do smoothie bowls help with weight loss?
Smoothie bowls can help satisfy your sweet tooth while delivering fiber and plant-based nutrients. As with any tasty snack, be careful of portion sizes if you’re trying to lose weight.
What makes a smoothie bowl thick?
Natural thickeners like ground chia seeds can help thicken your smoothie bowl. Using frozen fruit is another excellent idea. If you don’t have frozen fruit, adding ice and using a high-powered blender to make it smooth will create a thick smoothie.
Smoothie Bowl Toppings
As you can see, it’s easy to make your smoothie bowl purple. But then you’ll want to add the best toppings! Here are some favorites to try:
- Frosted Fruit — To get that frosty look on your fruit, freeze it, then let it thaw for a few minutes.
- Sliced Bananas — Dip sliced bananas in lemon juice to help prevent browning.
- Protein Granola — Add bits of granola on top of your smoothie for crunch and flavor
- Vegan Chocolate Syrup — Drizzle the top of your smoothie with this vegan chocolate syrup.
- Vegan magic shell — The beauty of magic shell is it firms up when chilled, and I love the crunchy texture it adds when I drizzle it over my smoothie bowl!
- Coconut Flakes — I love finding ways to add bits of coconut to just about every recipe! Hello, toasted coconut donuts! So adding them to this smoothie was an obvious yes!
Smoothies are best when served fresh. However, they can keep in the fridge or freezer. To store your smoothie in the fridge, cover it first. It should keep up to 2 days. Transfer the smoothie to a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 2 months. Let it sit at room temperature to thaw. For the best texture, blend it again.
I love serving smoothies for a casual weekday or fancy weekend vegan brunch. It adds an elegant touch to any get-together!
Thick Purple Smoothie Bowl
- 3 medium bananas , chopped
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup unsweetened soy milk
- 1 cup ice
- Toppings: sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, fresh berries, drizzles of maple syrup.
- Add the frozen blueberries, banana, almond milk, and protein powder to a blender. Allow it to sit for a moment to allow the frozen fruit to soften slightly.
- Blend the ingredients on low until mostly broken down. Scrape down the sides of the blender jar. Then gradually increase blending speed until it's smooth. Add ice and blend again, beginning on low and gradually increasing speed.
- Test your smoothie! Start with the consistency. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. If it's too thin, add some ice and pulse again. Then test the flavor. If you need it to be sweeter, add sweeteners like stevia, agave nectar, or maple syrup.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. Some options include sliced almonds, coconut flakes, and fresh berries.
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BerriesBlueberries deliver the best “purple” color. But you can use a variety of frozen fruit, such as blackberries, acai, raspberries, and even strawberries.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.