This creamy blend of strawberries and bananas give your smoothie bowl a natural sweetness, without any added sugar.
As a child, I used to love making strawberry banana smoothies. Despite actively participating in the green smoothie craze, strawberry banana smoothies still remain my all-time favourite. Some people might find it strange to eat your smoothie with a spoon, but I most definitely prefer smoothie bowls over cereal. I never was much of a cereal person – maybe it’s because I like to customize what I eat? I remember I would always add tons of fresh strawberries to my cereal growing up, as a way to make it more interesting and flavorful.
I have always loved strawberries and the natural sweetness you can find in them; I think that’s why they’re my favourite fruit. I have a huge sweet tooth, and I used to over-do it on the sugar. Now, I manage my sweet cravings with natural sugars found in fruits, and I feel much better doing so.
This recipe is super easy to make, and you can customize it to suit your needs. I kept my bowl simple with fresh strawberries, coconut chips, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and a sprinkle of granola, but you can also add more fruit like bananas or even more granola to make it heartier.
My secret ingredient for ultimate creaminess is a couple spoonful’s of Yoso’s cultured coconut vanilla yogurt, or their Soygo, which is the soy version – I used the latter. I’ve tried both styles, and I think the Soygo tastes more like yogurt, and the coconut one tastes somewhat like a vanilla pudding. If you like more of a yogurt taste, go for the Soygo. It’s a great way for vegans to get healthy bacterial cultures in their diet – plus it makes your smoothies super creamy! If you’re not into yogurt swirls, replace almond milk with coconut milk so you can still get that creaminess.
For the smoothie bowl For the toppings Combine smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender and puree for a few seconds or until smooth. Be careful not to over-blend as it will get too runny (unless you like that consistency). Ideally, the smoothie bowl should be thick, but you can add a tiny bit of almond milk if necessary for blending. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add desired toppings. Enjoy!
Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl
1 frozen banana
1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
½ cup Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk (or alternative plant milk)
2 tablespoons of Soygo vanilla yogurt
Fresh strawberries, sliced
Unsweetened coconut chips
Granola (if desired)
For the smoothie bowl
For the toppings
Combine smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender and puree for a few seconds or until smooth. Be careful not to over-blend as it will get too runny (unless you like that consistency). Ideally, the smoothie bowl should be thick, but you can add a tiny bit of almond milk if necessary for blending.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and add desired toppings. Enjoy!