Very Berry Smoothie Bowl
This Very Berry fruit smoothie bowl is creamy, healthy, and a low-calorie feel-good meal. One of my favorite acai bowl recipes.
This thick and creamy berry smoothie bowl is absolutely delicious; it’s so quick and easy to make too. I know I’ve said this before on other smoothie recipes, but this smoothie bowl tastes just like a dessert. You’ll feel like you're being naughty when in fact you’re eating a bowl packed full of deliciously fruity goodness. This smoothie recipe is around 460 calories, but it is super filling and super healthy; this smoothie recipe won't leave you feeling hungry.
What’s the difference between smoothie and acai bowls?
Both smoothie and acai bowls are made up of the same ingredients. However, a smoothie bowl has a slightly more liquid-like consistency, more like a thick drink. The Acai bowls are normally made using frozen fruits and veggies and have an ice cream-like texture to them. Both are just as delicious as each other and can both be served in a bowl, topped with your favorite berries and seeds. As I said, mine is more like an acai bowl as it's thick and cold.
Are berry smoothies healthy?
You can add nearly any ingredient to your berry smoothie to make it healthier or more unhealthy. The key to a really healthy smoothie is to get the right balance of fruit, vegetables, fats, and proteins. To get the perfect dietary balance in your smoothie, you can add varying amounts of fruits, seeds, nuts, and vegetables. You can also super boost your smoothies with supplements, protein powders, or nut butter. Smoothies are a great way to add healthy foods to your diet that you would otherwise find difficult to work into your favorite meals. Common smoothie ingredients like acai powder, maca, cacao, lucuma, and spirulina also boost your healthy smoothies to new levels. One of my personal favorites to add to all sorts of meals including smoothies is turmeric. Turmeric has a long list of health benefits and very little taste to it, so it rarely affects the finished taste of your meals.
Are smoothies made with milk or water?
Most smoothies have added water or non-dairy milk,, which makes it easier to drink and more hydrating for your body and skin. Many ask, what is the healthiest liquid to put in a smoothie? You have a range of liquid choices from non-dairy milk, coconut water, dairy milk, iced coffee, or healthy teas. The healthiest liquid option is likely to be clean filtered water as lots of nut milks and pea milks would be bested by adding the full nut or vegetable to your smoothie as that way you get the nutritional boost plus all the natural fibers that come in the whole food. The more, less "processed" healthy ingredients you use in your smoothie, the better.
How do you make smoothies from scratch?
To make berry smoothies from scratch you can use any ingredients. But I find this is an excellent base of quantities to get the right consistency when starting your smoothie recipe from scratch.
Equipment Needed To Make Smoothies
I use a ninja food processor and blender to make my smoothies. I've had mine for a few years now and it's brilliant. I would highly recommend getting one. When I'm making a smoothie bowl for myself I'll use the cup, but if I'm making enough for the family I'll use the large jug to blend my ingredients. If you are looking for a smaller blender just to make your own smoothies, Ninja also has a Nutri slim blender and smoothie maker. It's quite compact and looks very similar to the Nutri Bullet blender. It has great reviews and has a 5-star rating on Amazon with free delivery for Amazon Prime members.
I also use this very berry smoothie recipe to make healthy ice lollies for my kiddies in the summer and they absolutely love them, myself included. Simply pour the smoothie mixture into your ice lolly molds and pop them into the freezer for a couple of hours.
Very Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe
For the smoothie
- 2 Bananas Frozen
- 100 g Cherries halved and pitted
- 100 g Mixed berries Frozen
- 4 tbsp Natrual yoghurt I used a dairy free Alpro yoghurt
For the toppings
- 1 tbsp Granola
- 5 Raspberries
- 1 Sliced strawberries
- 1 tsp Desiccated Coconut
- First things first add the frozen bananas, frozen mixed berries, fresh cherries with their pips removed into a blender cup.2 Bananas, 100 g Mixed berries, 100 g Cherries
- Add in the natural yoghurt (I used dairy free),4 tbsp Natrual yoghurt
- Put the lid on your blender and blend until smooth. My Ninja blender has a smoothie setting so if your blender has something similar try using that.
- Pour the very berry smoothie from the blender into a bowl.
- Top with your favorite toppings, this time I used granola, raspberries, sliced strawberries and shredded coconut.1 tbsp Granola, 5 Raspberries, 1 tsp Desiccated Coconut, 1 Sliced strawberries
How many calories are in a berry smoothie?
Calories in berry smoothies differ greatly as each smoothie recipe uses different amounts of ingredients that each contribute different amounts of calories. This berry smoothie recipe calories and nutritional values are:
If your enjoying that healthy fruit vibe, why not check out my other healthy vegan meals that we have on Love Food Feed.
If you’re looking for more smoothie bowl inspiration, why not browse some of my other smoothie bowl recipes. The mango and pineapple smoothie bowl is one my favorite summer time smoothie bowl recipes.
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