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Blue Smoothie Bowl


  • Author: Liz Madsen
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy and refreshing Blue Smoothie Bowl is the perfect breakfast for warm weather. All you need is a few minutes and a few ingredients.


Ingredients

Scale

Toppings, optional, you pick


Instructions

  1. Note about equipment: You don’t NEED a Vitamix to make a smoothie bowl (though I have to say I love mine). A few tips if you don’t have a powerful blender: try a food processor, try a bullet blender, try letting your frozen fruit defrost for a few minutes before blending, or chop up the fruit into very small pieces before blending, add liquid only a little at a time, and stir it in, and stop every so often and scrape down the sides of the container.
  2. Add ingredients to your blender: Start by adding the non-dairy milk to the container of your blender. Then add the blue spirulina or butterfly pea flower powder, then add the frozen bananas and any other fruit you might be using.
  3. Blend it up: Blend, starting on low, and ramp up to the highest speed. If your blender came with a tamper, use that now to encourage the thick mixture to blend. If not, stop every so often and stir or scrape down the sides, adding extra liquid if necessary.
  4. Serve: Once smooth, pour the contents into a bowl, decorate with desired toppings and enjoy! I used blueberries, raspberries, mango, hemp seeds, and raw pumpkin seeds.
  5. Store: This recipe makes enough for one large serving or two small servings. The leftovers melt pretty quickly, so if you want to store them, I recommend freezing them in a freezer safe container. To revive, you can defrost and eat or defrost a little and blend with a little liquid like non-dairy milk or coconut water to make a new smoothie or smoothie bowl.

Notes

  • Note 1: Ripe bananas are what make this bowl so creamy and sweet. I like to freeze mine for a nice thick smoothie bowl. If you don’t like bananas, try substituting a mixture of frozen cauliflower and another light colored fruit like peaches or pineapple. You won’t taste the cauliflower and it will add that needed creaminess.
  • Note 2: Either blue spirulina powder or butterfly pea flower powder will make your smoothie blue. I went with the blue spirulina powder as it is a bold blue, but the butterfly pea flower powder would also be a great choice. And you only need a teensy tiny bit of these powders--and they last a while. You can also use food coloring if you prefer, but not all are vegan so be aware of that when shopping. Unfortunately, these are the only options to making a truly blue color, as blueberries will make it purple. Beautiful still, but not blue.
  • Note 3: If you’d like to include other fruit, I’d reduce the amount of bananas and use another frozen fruit like mango, pineapple, or peaches. If you want to add berries you can, but keep in mind they’ll change the color. I opted just to put fresh berries on top.
  • Category: Breakfast, snack
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Vegan, Blue Smoothie, Blue Smoothie Bowl