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Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

yield: 2 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen sliced bananas
  • 1/4 cup juice or milk of choice
  • any desired topping such as: nuts, dried coconut, sliced fruit, chia seeds, etc.

Directions

1

Place frozen fruit and liquid into blender or food processor.

2

Blend on medium, for a minute or so and stop to scrape down sides a couple times. Keep blending until creamy, and pour into 2 small bowls.

3

Add toppings as desired, and enjoy!

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smoothie bowls or acai bowls

Love fresh fruit smoothies as a delicious treat?!

You’ve gotta try making simple smoothie bowls (similar to acai bowls) at home and add all the yummy nut and granola toppings, because they are the DELISH and easy to make!

sprinkling toppings on smoothie bowls

My family loves smoothie and acai bowls, commonly featured at trendy food trucks and juice bars, but they can be pricey at $10-$15 per bowl. We decided to try making our own Instagram-worthy version at home and LOVED the result. The best part is you can customize everything per your own preference and include the fruit and toppings you enjoy.

homemade smoothie bowls in the blender

Hip Tips:


  • Use frozen fruit and go light on the liquid. Go light on the added liquid. The point of smoothie bowls is to be kinda thick like sorbet. To get this consistency, start with frozen fruit, and try to use as little liquid as possible. You can freeze fresh fruit first, or buy it already frozen in the store.

  • Use a high-powered blender like Vitamix or a food processor for best results. Frozen fruit can be trickier to whip up, and I’ve successfully done it using either of those machines.

  • Consider other frozen fruits! I love that this idea can be adapted to your family, and you can use lots of different frozen fruits such as pineapple, mango, raspberries, blueberries, etc. We also enjoy acai berry packets that can be found in the frozen fruit aisle.

  • Check out the bulk food bins of your grocery store for toppings! You can buy small amounts of items like chia seeds, granola, nuts, or dried coconut if you don’t want to buy full packages of those items.

pouring a smoothie into bowls


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Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

yield: 2 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Creamy frozen fruit with your choice of slice berries, nuts, and granola toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen sliced bananas
  • 1/4 cup juice or milk of choice
  • any desired topping such as: nuts, dried coconut, sliced fruit, chia seeds, etc.

Directions

1

Place frozen fruit and liquid into blender or food processor.

2

Blend on medium, for a minute or so and stop to scrape down sides a couple times. Keep blending until creamy, and pour into 2 small bowls.

3

Add toppings as desired, and enjoy!

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

smoothie bowls with toppings

We are BERRY obsessed with DIY smoothie bowls!

I love all these beautiful fruit flavors and textures. It’s a feast for the eyes too, isn’t it? This could be a fun after school snack, breakfast, or special treat. You could make a green smoothie bowl and include spinach and avocado for a different variation.

What would you put in your smoothie bowl? Share with us in the comments! 


Enjoy guilt-free “ice cream” for breakfast! 

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Comments 15

  1. Amanda

    We make these as a healthy treat for our kids all the time! If we ever have fruit that’s about to go bad I freeze it to save for these

  2. Mia Mae

    I add frozen cauliflower to smoothies and my kids have no idea!

    • Mel

      Great idea !! I normally shove all the spinach I can into that blender 😂 cauliflower is next

      • Lis

        I used frozen riced cauliflower and you can’t even tell!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I love that idea- thanks!

  3. M

    These look so yummy! I’ll have to try them! We have done something similar using frozen bananas as a base topped with strawberries and raisins.. but these look prettier!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much!

  4. katherinesmith

    Where did you get those beautiful bowls?!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks! Those are vintage fluted milk glass. They were a gift and the set came from an estate sale – ❤️

  5. Nita

    Also can work with yogurt if you want to cut back on the sweetness. I’m going to incorporate this idea with yogurt in a small mason jar, thanks! And yes, these kinds of healthy options are so expensive when bought individually!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure – nice idea 👍

  6. Garfield

    I also buy the açaí pouches from Costco and use those with frozen bananas.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes love those also!

  7. Lee

    Buy a yonana and it will make the perfect consistency using frozen fruit and veggies! We love love our yonana

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! We talk about that here, Lee!

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