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.
You can make a delicious smoothie bowl for breakfast in just minutes! Top with granola and fresh fruit for a meal that's tasty and beautiful.
- 1 cup frozen pineapple or mango, or peaches
- 1 ¼ cup frozen blueberries or berry of your choice
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup optional - sometimes frozen fruit is a bit tart
- 1 cup non-dairy milk add more as needed
- 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!
Nutrition facts are for the smoothie portion of the bowl only.
Toppings are up to you, and will change the nutrition facts of this recipe.
This is an easy breakfast, especially if you can’t have eggs or gluten!