Berry, Peach and Coconut Smoothie Bowl
This berry, peach, and coconut smoothie bowl is packed full of fruit, fiber, and protein! It’s a simple and easy way to turn a healthy smoothie into a filling meal!
Perfect Way to Start the Day
Smoothies are great, but unless they’re packed with nut butters, they’re not super filling. After my morning run, I’m always looking for something more than just a drink.
That’s where this smoothie bowl comes in. Have you tried one? If not, please, please, pleeeease let this one be your first. I promise you’ll be hooked. I’ve taken my favorite smoothie and topped it with fresh fruit, granola, almonds, coconut and chia seeds. It’s exactly what I need to kick-start my day.
To make sure your smoothie is more of a healthy meal and not just a sugary start to your day make sure to use low-fat or Greek yogurt. You can also add vegetables like spinach to increase the vitamin and mineral content. Or add oatmeal to increase the fiber to your smoothie.
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
I rotate through smoothie recipes each week, but one of my all-time favorites is made with ice, Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, frozen peach, frozen pineapple, spinach, orange juice and a few scoops of a flax/chia/coconut blend. It’s amazing.
So good! My kids absolutely love it (and it’s such a good way to sneak in some extra greens). But like I mentioned above, most days it’s just not enough.
So I make it extra thick by freezing all of my fruit and by reducing the amount of liquid I pour in.
After blending it for about 2 minutes, I pour it into a big bowl and top it with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, coconut granola, coconut flakes, chia seeds and of course, almonds.
Smooth Bowl Recipe Tips
- Place your heavier smoothie ingredients on the top to ensure a nice consistent blend
- If you feel like using frozen fruit and little amounts of liquid aren’t making it thick enough you can do a couple of things: add more frozen fruit, mix in some thick nut butter or chia seeds, or use a frozen or partially frozen liquid.
- Smoothie bowls can be frozen just like smoothies. Depending on how large the container is that you freeze the smoothie bowl in it could take 2-3 hours to defrost. If you want a thicker, more smoothie bowl texture, you can lessen the time you allow it to defrost.
Smoothie Bowl Variations
We suggest adding berries, peaches, and coconut for this specific recipe, but you can always change up the fruit you add. Make sure that whatever your favorite fruit combo is, we suggest that you use fresh and ripe fruit or else it will be slightly disappointing. Some ideas are:
- Strawberry and banana bowl
- Tropical bowl (fruit such as pineapple, kiwi, and coconut)
- Chocolate bowl(chocolate peanut butter protein base with bananas and peanut butter)
- Green bowl (A greens-based smoothie base)
You can easily customize your smoothie bowl by using whatever fruit, granola or nuts you have on hand. However, I really love using Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds because they’re simple, wholesome and delicious.
Speaking of Blue Diamond, did you know that they’re helping to fuel Team USA Swimming athletes. That’s right, they’re the Official Snack Nut of the organization. This smoothie bowl would be the perfect post-workout snack for them, don’t you think? It’s definitely one of mine!!
My kids go nuts for these smoothie bowls, and so do I!! It’s kind of like eating frozen yogurt for breakfast, only slightly more appropriate!?
For more smoothie recipes, check out:
- Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- Berry Patch Smoothie
- Skinny Smashed Pumpkin Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- For the smoothie:
- ½ c. ice
- ½ c. Greek yogurt (plain, strawberry, pineapple, vanilla, or coconut)
- ¼ c. frozen pineapple chunks
- ¼ c. frozen peach chunks
- ½ c. frozen strawberries
- ¼-1/3 c. orange juice
- Handful of fresh spinach (optional)
- 2 tbsp. flax, chia, coconut blend (optional)
- For the toppings:
- Fresh blueberries
- Fresh strawberries, halved
- Fresh peach, sliced
- Coconut granola
- Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
- Place all ingredients for the smoothie in the bowl of blender, placing the heaviest ones on top. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Pour into a bowl and top with fruit, granola, almonds, coconut and chia seeds. Enjoy immediately.
-Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds are also delicious in this smoothie bowl!
Recipe source: Life Made Simple