You seriously can’t go anywhere without hearing someone talk about a smoothie or seeing one listed on a restaurant menu. Over the years I’ve tried my share of smoothies. While I certainly enjoy them and totally understand and appreciate the health benefits, I sometimes just miss actually eating something. Do you know what I mean? I realize it’s all in my head, but there’s something about sitting down and eating that’s much more appealing to me than drinking out of a glass.

Thankfully, I’m not the only one with this issue. Some smarty-pants decided to serve a smoothie in a bowl and top it with yummy little bits. (Thank you, Smarty-pants!) With just a few simple changes, a drink becomes a meal and I’m not mad about it.

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

Naturally I had to give it a try and share my results here.

Obviously, you can use your favorite smoothie recipe and top it with whatever complementary yummy little bits you love best. However, maybe you don’t have a favorite smoothie recipe, so I thought I’d share mine with you.

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

I’m making a Berry Banana Smootie Bowl. For this recipe it’s best to use frozen fruit to give your smoothie a thicker texture. It’s just easier to eat that way and it makes it a bit colder – which I like. I would even say you might want to freeze the banana (peel it before freezing) to make the smoothie even thicker.

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

Also, you’ll notice there is spinach in this recipe. I really like to add spinach to any smoothie I make. It just makes the whole thing healthier and you can’t even taste it.

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

Once your smoothie is blended, just pour it into a bowl and garnish. I created little lines of toppings on my smoothie to make it look pretty. It takes a little extra time, but it makes eating it so much more special.

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

Again, use whatever you like to top the smoothie. I chose some healthier options. Other ideas could be coconut flakes, pineapple, any kind of nut, honey, etc.

Let’s blend one up.

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

serves 1-2

3/4 cup yogurt (I used Greek Vanilla Yogurt)
1/2 cup spinach
1 cup mixed berries, frozen
1/2 banana

Toppings:
sliced banana, chia seeds, chopped walnuts, fresh berries, granola

Add the yogurt, spinach, berries and banana to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl. Top with desired toppings. The toppings I used are listed above. However, feel free to use whatever you like.

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Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Inspired by Charm

Pretty simple! The options are endless so get creative with your flavor combinations. Enjoy!

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Comments

  • Gabby at

    Totally jonesing over your GOLD silverware!! 😛

  • Jennifer G at

    Michael, this is GENIUS! I am absolutely sick of drinking my morning smoothie, but this sounds perfect! I LOVE having a bowl of something yummy so you have just solve my mornings! 🙂 Thank you!!!

  • COLLEEN at

    I am impressed with your presentation of the smoothie bowl, It makes it very inviting and yummy looking; I think I will have to go make one up!! Thanks for the inspiration also to Smarty Pants LOL

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. You’re welcome Colleen! Glad you found it inspiring!

      xo Michael

  • Julia D. at

    Beautiful presentation!, and such a lovely bowl of smoothie delights. Great job!

  • Allie | BakingAMoment at

    I was on such a smoothie kick for a while there but it came to an end for just that very reason you mentioned. This looks so pretty and satisfying- I will have to give it a try!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You must give it a try Allie. You’ll love it! 🙂 Hope you are well. See you in NYC in September!!

      xo Michael

  • Heather C at

    New to smoothies, but I think this reminds me of a banana split, without the calories, will have to try, thanks

  • Debra W at

    Thank you Michael!!! I am not a smoothie fan. Like you, I don’ like the drinking it part. I like seeing what I am eating. I would love this. Looks so tasty. Beauty in a bowl. 🙂

  • Miriam at

    I make smoothies a lot, but when I give them to my kids, sometimes I think they are looking at me.. thinking.. “this is it???, where is the rest?” I think this is a GREAT idea not just for me but for my kids! Thanks!!!

  • Katie at

    If you’re ever in the Bay Area, California, I highly suggest you try Bare Bowls! (http://barebowls.com/menu/ ) They do wonderful smoothies in a bowl that are absolutely delicious (though homemade is always best!).

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to grab the ingredients and try making it this weekend! 🙂

  • Barb at

    Love it! I thought I was the only one who needed that chew factor at meals!! This is a great idea and a new way to incorporate healthy nuts into my meals!

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