Start your morning off right with a delicious vegan smoothie bowl. Top this bowl off with gluten free granola, berries, chocolate chips, seeds, coconut flakes, and more! This allergy friendly breakfast recipe is a great way to get your fruits and veggies in.
Sometimes it’s hard to be creative at breakfast time, isn’t it?
You’re tired, in a hurry, and you just have to eat something. I know for me, a smoothie is a quick breakfast choice when I’m in a hurry. A citrus fruit smoothie or a fresh green smoothie is a good option – I can blend it up and drink it on the go.
When I have a little more time to sit and eat breakfast, I like to make a smoothie bowl. A smoothie bowl is just a smoothie with a little thicker consistency served in a bowl with several toppings.
It’s easy to make, and it’s a little more fun to eat! Toppings like fresh berries, coconut, sunbutter, and chocolate chips make this bowl feel like a special breakfast.
If you know how blend up fruit and greens, you can easily make a vegan smoothie bowl.
I like to use my food processor for blending this up, since I want a thicker consistency that’s scoopable with a spoon. My blender works better for smoothies, because I use more liquid, and it’s a little easier to blend.
If your blender is a Vitamix, that should work very well for this.
Should I use fresh fruit or frozen fruit to make a smoothie bowl?
I recommend using frozen fruit so that you get a thick, frosty consistency. You don’t want the consistency to be runny – you want to be able to scoop it up with a spoon.
Do I have to add greens to this recipe?
No, you can leave the greens out if you like! I use spinach, and you really can’t taste it at all in this recipe. If you use kale, you may be able to taste it a little bit. If you don’t want to use either, just leave them out and add more fruit if you wish.
Ideas for smoothie bowl toppings:
- dairy free chocolate chips
- toasted coconut flakes
- gluten free granola
- pumpkin seeds
- fresh strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries
- chia seeds
If you’re going to make your own granola, you may wonder about gluten free oats. There are several brands of certified gluten free oats. I use GF Harvest brand, which is made in a nut free facility. You can order GF Harvest Oats on Amazon.
Where can I find frozen fruit made in a nut free facility?
One brand to look into is Wyman’s, which was made in a nut free facility the last time I checked. Of course, you should always call and make sure that any product is safe for your particular needs. I often freeze my own fruit – it’s easy to do! Just wash and cut up the fruit of your choice and freeze it in ziploc freezer bags.
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The Easiest Vegan Smoothie Bowl.
- dairy free chocolate chips
- coconut granola
- fresh berries of your choice
- Place the frozen pineapple, frozen berries, spinach leaves, maple syrup (if using), and non-dairy milk in a powerful blender or food processor.
- If you know your blender may struggle with frozen fruit, you may want to let it sit for about 15 minutes to thaw slightly before blending.
- Blend on high speed, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. The consistency should be thick and frosty, like a thick milkshake. Add more liquid if needed.
- Spoon the mixture into two bowls, and top with your choice of toppings. Granola, coconut, chia seeds, fruit, it's up to you!