Banana Smoothie Bowl

Ultra creamy banana smoothie bowl made with simple healthy ingredients for a guilt-free treat!

Kids and adults alike can enjoy this smoothie, making it a wonderful family activity.

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Banana Smoothie Bowl

Banana Smoothie Bowl

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Indulge in this delicious and nutritious breakfast with my Banana Smoothie Bowl! Topped with fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds, it’s a satisfying way to start your day.

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter (or other nut butter)

Instructions

  • Using a high-speed blender or a food processor, add all the ingredients in.
  • Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
  • If using a food processor, stop and scrape off the sides a few times for an even blend.
  • Dollop the smoothie onto a bowl and add your favorite toppings.
  • Now dig in!

Notes

*For smoothie bowl benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: Smoothie Bowl
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 682
  • Sugar: 69.3g
  • Fat: 24.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 97.3g
  • Fiber: 10.8g
  • Protein: 13.4g

Why You Will Love My Creamy Banana Smoothie

Banana Smoothie Bowl with a wooden spoon in the middle

This smoothie tastes like a ‘Nice Cream’ if you have ever had one, but it’s completely guilt-free.

Other reasons why I think you will love this smoothie bowl include:

  • Energy Boosting: High in carbohydrates from bananas, oats, and maple syrup, providing a quick and sustained energy boost.
  • Rich in Nutrients: Contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium from bananas, calcium, and probiotics from yogurt, magnesium and healthy fats from cashew butter.
  • Digestive Health: The bowl is high in dietary fiber, especially from bananas and oats, which aids in digestion.
  • Muscle Health: The smoothie bowl is a great source of protein thanks to the yogurt and cashew butter.
  • Bone Health: Offers calcium from yogurt, which is important for bone strength and structure.
  • Hydration: Coconut milk and yogurt contribute to hydration, making it a great choice for replenishing fluids.
  • Versatile and Customizable: Easy to add or substitute ingredients based on dietary needs or taste preferences, such as swapping cashew butter for another nut butter or using different types of milk or yogurt.
  • Naturally Sweet and Satisfying: The natural sweetness from bananas and maple syrup makes it enjoyable without the need for added refined sugars, making it a healthier option.
  • Convenient: Quick and easy to make, especially with a blender, making it a convenient meal option for busy mornings or as a post-workout snack.

If you enjoy this smoothie bowl, I recommend that you also try my peach smoothie bowl and my peanut butter smoothie bowl recipe!

Oh, and if you like even sweeter smoothies, I recommend trying my Nutella smoothie bowl too!

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes:

Banana Smoothie being poured into a round wooden bowl from a blender jug

This smoothie bowl is easily customizable. The current recipe serves as a great base, but it can be elevated more.

You can experiment on your own, or try some of my suggestions below:

  1. Protein Boost: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein.
  2. Nutty Taste: Peanut butter and bananas work wonderfully together, which is why you can easily add a tablespoon of peanut butter for a nutty flavor.
  3. Lighter Taste: Swap the coconut milk for almond or oat milk for a lighter-tasting smoothie. Coconut comes through quite strongly otherwise.
  4. No Oats: Swap the oats for flaxseeds or use extra nut butter.

Top Smoothie Bowl-Making Tips:

  1. Use Frozen Fruit: Without frozen bananas the smoothie bowl won’t work. Preslice and freeze the bananas the night before so that they are ready to be used the next day.
  2. Chill Your Serving Bowl: Place your serving bowl in the freezer for a few minutes before you start making the smoothie bowl.
  3. Don’t Forget The Toppings: Add texture and nutrients with toppings. You can experiment with your own toppings of choice.
  4. Eat It Immediately: The smoothie bowl is ice cold and starts to melt as soon as it’s blended. Eat it within 10-15 minutes of blending.

My Suggested Banana Smoothie Bowl Toppings

Some toppings that work well with this banana smoothie bowl include:  

  • Granola.
  • Sliced Banana.
  • Cacao Nibs.
  • Drizzle Nut Butter.

Feel free to experiment with other toppings too!

The Equipment:

For this specific recipe, I have only made it using my Nutribullet 600.

However, from experience, most food processors are able to process smoothie bowls. 

Alternatively, using a high-speed blender is key. Not all blenders can blend thick smoothies.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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