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This Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple, sweet treat. Make this Paleo and vegan smoothie bowl without yogurt for a healthy breakfast of snack with just 3 ingredients. Choose smoothie bowl toppings to your liking. 

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3 ingredient strawberry banana smoothie bowl without yogurt

 

Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl without Yogurt

I have a secret to share with you: smoothie bowls are a great way to get your kids to eat fruit.

My four kids all enjoy these for many reasons, and they are so easy to make that it’s an easy recipe the kids can make on their own. This strawberry banana smoothie bowl is made without yogurt or dairy, but instead has dairy-free milk. The recipe is so simple to remember … it’s like 3-2-1: 3 cups of strawberries, 2 bananas and 1 cup of dairy-free milk. But the real fun is in the toppings – the options are endless, they can all help customize the dish to everyone’s liking, and some really enjoy the prettiness factor. They turn out to be a work of art!

Keep this 3 ingredient smoothie bowl recipe on hand for an easy healthy breakfast idea.

strawberry banana smoothie bowl with toppings

What can I top my smoothie bowl with?

Toppings for smoothie bowls include (but are not limited to):

  • Banana slices
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Sliced kiwi
  • Unsweetened dried coconut
  • Granola
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Dried bananas
  • Chia seeds
  • Pepitas
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Chopped or whole nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts

spoon of strawberry banana smoothie bowl

A smoothie bowl without yogurt

Truth be told, using yogurt in smoothie bowls is a good way to thicken them. But since this recipe doesn’t use yogurt, below are 5 ways to thicken a smoothie bowl.

How do you thicken a smoothie bowl?

  1. Use frozen fruit or freeze fruit overnight. Spoiler alert: this is the secret weapon of this 3 ingredient strawberry banana smoothie bowl. A great tip: find bananas that are marked down, and place them in the freezer. It’s a great way to use up ripe bananas, as well. Or after picking berries, place them in the freezer since there generally is an abundance of them post picking.
  2. Freeze some of the liquid. If you are using juice in your smoothie bowl recipe, freeze it into ice cubes to use. I personally don’t use juice often, but plain ice cubes work just as well in this case.
  3. Use the minimum amount of liquid. Getting the right amount of liquid is key. I go with the rule, you can always add more. So go easy and adjust as you go along.
  4. Add some banana or avocado. Frozen or not, both of these are wonderful for upping the thickness and creaminess of smoothies.
  5. Add a scoop of raw oats or chia seeds. Blending oats into the mixture can add bulk and fiber and definitely make it thicker. Chia seeds also do the job, though if we’re being honest, are now always a kid-favorite. If you choose to use chia seeds, let them sit for a bit to make sure that they can gel and expand. This generally takes at least 20 minutes.
  6. Blend protein powder or greens first. Another secret is blending greens with the liquid first when making a green smoothie (this anti-inflammatory smoothie or this Green Smoothie for Kids are good examples). After they are blended, add the remaining ingredients to avoid chunks. Add protein powder and blend prior to adding additional ingredients for some added thickness.

Clean and easy - bowl of strawberry banana smoothie with toppings

What type of dairy-free milk to use?

This is entirely up to you. I personally like to use unsweetened hemp milk because it is full of nutrients, but my second option would be coconut milk because of the healthy fats found within. My kids are big fans of oat milk and enjoy that, too, and others seem to enjoy almond milk.

Make sure to read the label of the dairy-free milk that you choose to ensure that it doesn’t have a lot of unnecessary ingredients or sweeteners. A good rule of thumb is to look for an ingredient list that doesn’t have a long list of items and that all of the ones included are recognizable.

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3 ingredient strawberry banana smoothie bowl without yogurt
Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl without Yogurt
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
 

This Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple, sweet treat. Make this Paleo and vegan smoothie bowl without yogurt for a healthy breakfast of snack with just 3 ingredients. Choose smoothie bowl toppings to your liking. 

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 257 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk
Instructions
  1. Combine frozen strawberries, bananas and dairy-free milk in a blender. Puree until completely smooth. Mixture will be very thick. Add a bit more liquid if needed.

  2. Divide into two bowls and top with desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl without Yogurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 753mg22%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 101IU2%
Vitamin C 137mg166%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Oh, and definitely give a few of these healthy recipes a try: quinoa salad with blueberries and strawberries or this yummy seasonal healthy strawberry spinach salad with homemade poppy seed dressing. Enjoy!

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