Blueberry Smoothie Bowl (vegan + dairy-free)

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This blueberry smoothie bowl is deliciously thick and creamy. Drizzle with almond butter for a nutritious snack! This smoothie bowl is vegan and dairy-free.

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Hello and welcome to shivanilovesfood.com! This is my new food blog which will soon be filled with many easy and delicious vegan recipes – starting with this pretty blueberry smoothie bowl!

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Okay, onto the first recipe!

Going with the “Fresh Start” theme, I am sharing a recipe for a healthy and VEGAN protein-packed blueberry smoothie bowl: a thick and creamy blueberry-banana base topped with little frozen blueberry jewels, pumpkin seeds and a generous drizzle of almond butter. Because if there’s one thing to get me out of bed in the morning, it’s the prospect of topping my breakie with a tablespoon of the good stuff.

This blueberry smoothie bowl makes a delicious light breakfast or a healthy snack. Plus, it looks gorgeous. Almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.)

overhead shot of blueberry smoothie bowl with almond butter and pumpkin seeds.
A breakfast this vibrant is sure to brighten even the greyest of mornings. Eating colourful food is not only exciting, but it’s healthy! The more natural vibrant colours you introduce into your diet, the happier your body will be. Blueberries, for example, are rich in antioxidants, which stop oxygen radicals from causing mutations in your DNA.
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How to make smoothies:

Smoothies are deliciously easy to make! Simply add your fresh/frozen ingredients of choice to a blender and blend well until smooth. For a thick smoothie bowl consistency as above, add as little liquid as possible. For a runnier smoothie, add more liquid.

(Pssst! Want to become a smoothie expert?! Check out my FREE 12-page smoothie guide!)

WHat makes a great smoothie?

What is so great about smoothies is that you can switch up the ingredients depending on what you fancy, or what you have on hand. I usually like to add:

    • Fresh/Frozen Fruit – depending on what’s in the fridge! For a smoothie bowl, frozen fruit is ideal as it makes the smoothie thick and creamy. Some of my favourites include: frozen bananas (perfect for this peanut butter milkshake!), frozen mango, and frozen berries.
    • Liquids: This smoothie uses water to blend the fruits, but you could also use fruit juice or coconut water. For an extra creamy smoothie, you could add some homemade almond milk.
  • Optional add ins: Sometimes I add oats/nuts/chia seeds for extra protein. I also like to add various superfood powders such as maca powder and cacao powder, for extra health benefits.
  • Toppings: It’s all about the toppings. I love to add extra fruit on top (fresh or frozen), homemade granola, and of course, Almond Butter (my one true love)

overhead shot of blueberry smoothie bowl with almond butter and pumpkin seeds

I do hope you try this recipe and that you like it as much as me! If you do, make sure to tag me on Instagram @shivanilf – I love seeing your creations! Please subscribe and follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook – I hope to see you there!
Lots of exciting things coming soon!
Shivani xo
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Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

This blueberry smoothie bowl is deliciously thick and creamy. Drizzle with almond butter for a nutritious snack! This smoothie bowl is vegan and dairy-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 1
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Frozen Blueberries plus a few extra for decoration
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • splash Water
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Butter or nut/seed butter of choice
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Seeds roasted

Instructions

  • Add the frozen blueberries and frozen banana to a blender with a splash of water. Blend well until thick and creamy, only adding extra water if it is needed.
  • Spoon out the smoothie into your favourite bowl or glass.
  • Top with the more frozen blueberries, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of almond butter.

Notes

  • You may need more/less water depending on your desired consistency. I like to start with a minimal amount and gradually add more for a thick smoothie.
  • Don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients! The beauty of smoothies is you can put in whatever you like or whatever you hand.
  • For a creamier smoothie, replace the water with almond milk.
  • You could top this smoothie bowl with granola to make a tasty breakfast!

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