This four-ingredient homemade strawberry smoothie bowl is high in protein, healthy, and super refreshing. Top with your favorite granola for the perfect healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert!
The best healthy strawberry smoothie bowl
This strawberry smoothie bowl recipe is perfect for Summer! It is refreshing, sweet, and frozen. The best part is that this smoothie bowl is healthy, made with four ingredients, and packed with natural protein. You also have to try this authentic acai bowl recipe.
This healthy strawberry smoothie bowl is made with simple ingredients like fresh or frozen strawberries, a banana, Greek yogurt, and milk. It is customizable because you can use any type of milk and top the smoothie bowl with anything! Best of all, you can even make it vegan and dairy-free with coconut or almond milk yogurt.
This recipe is better than others because it is so easy to make. This smoothie bowl takes less than five minutes to make, and there is no orange juice or added sugars! All you need to do is throw the four ingredients into a blender and blend until it’s smooth, creamy, and thick.
This recipe is seriously a crowd-pleaser since it is great for meal prep and as a quick snack, breakfast, or dessert.
Why you’ll love this high protein recipe
- This strawberry smoothie bowl is thick, refreshing, and sweet.
- Single-serve recipe.
- 16 grams of natural protein.
- It is made with 4 healthy ingredients.
- It is low-calorie, with only 256 calories.
- It’s gluten-free and grain-free.
- Made it vegan and dairy-free with one ingredient swap.
- Great for meal prep.
- You can freeze this smoothie bowl.
- No added sugar.
- No orange juice or apple juice.
- Try this high-protein acai bowl next!
Ingredients needed & substitutions
This high-protein strawberry smoothie bowl recipe calls for 4 ingredients and is so easy to make; grab a high-speed blender or food processor, and let’s get cooking! Here is a list of all the ingredients so you are prepared. Keep reading to find the full recipe and ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
- Strawberries: I recommend frozen strawberries for a thick and creamy smoothie bowl – they taste the same as fresh ones and are cheaper! You can use fresh strawberries if needed, but you’ll need to add ice. Alternatively, you can de-steam and freeze fresh strawberries for 2 – 3 hours.
- Banana: Then, grab one frozen banana and chop it up so it blends smoothly – this is my secret ingredient to making this smoothie bowl extra thick. You can use a fresh banana, but you may need to add ice to thicken the smoothie.
- Greek Yogurt: You can use 0%, 2%, 5%, or whole milk Greek yogurt for extra protein. It also makes this smoothie bowl super creamy.
- Milk: Finally, you’ll need 1/3 to 1/4 cup of milk. I used almond milk, but oat milk, cashew milk, or cow’s milk works too! This helps form the smoothie bowl.
How to make a homemade strawberry smoothie bowl
This homemade strawberry smoothie bowl comes together in three simple steps. First, add all the ingredients to a blender; second, blend until super thick and smooth; and, finally, decorate your smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings. Here are detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures for visual reference so any level cook can make them.
Start by adding all your ingredients to a high-speed blender with ⅓ cup of milk. You can always add more milk if you need to thin out the smoothie.
Then, blend until smooth and creamy. For a thinner smoothie bowl, add more milk. Add a bit more frozen banana, strawberries, or 1 – 3 ice cubes for a thicker one.
Finally, pour into a bowl and top with your choice of toppings. I love topping my smoothie bowls with granola, banana slices, strawberry slices, coconut flakes, chia seeds, bee pollen, and a drizzle of honey.
Enjoy your healthy strawberry smoothie bowl!
Expert tips for thick smoothie bowls:
- Use frozen fruit. Use frozen strawberries and a chopped-up frozen banana to help thicken your smoothie bowl naturally without adding a lot of ice. This trick makes super thick and creamy smoothie bowls rather than icy ones.
- Make frozen strawberries. You can buy pre-frozen strawberries in the freezer section of the grocery store, or you can freeze your own by de-steaming fresh strawberries and storing them in freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.
- Start with the least amount of milk. You can always add more milk if you want a thinner smoothie bowl; however, to be safe, start with a 1/3 cup and add from there.
- Don’t add ice unless completely necessary. I highly recommend using frozen fruit to do it naturally because ice makes smoothies chunky and icy. You can add ice at the very end if you need to thicken your smoothie bowl before serving.
- Top it with anything. I left a super long list of the best smoothie bowl toppings below. I love granola, cereal, cocoa nibs, honey, fresh fruit, fresh banana slices, and peanut butter.
- Freeze for meal prep. Meal prep smoothie bowls by adding the strawberry smoothie to a large freezer-safe bowl or container and freezing it for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy it, let thaw in the fridge for a few hours, or you can blend the smoothie with a bit of milk for a quick thaw.
Smoothie bowl toppings:
Here is a list of the best smoothie bowl toppings:
- Granola (try this homemade recipe!)
- Coconut flakes
- Bee pollen
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Sliced banana
- Fresh berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries
- Cacao nibs
- Maple syrup
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Cashew butter
- Sun butter
- Chopped dates
- Dehydrated or dried fruit
- Chocolate shavings or chocolate chips
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use fresh strawberries?
You can use fresh strawberries for this smoothie bowl if needed; however, I highly recommend frozen ones since they will yield the creamiest and thickest smoothie bowl. If you only have fresh strawberries on hand, I recommend making your own by de-steaming fresh strawberries and storing them in freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.
Can you taste the banana?
No, this smoothie bowl tastes like strawberries. The banana adds sweetness and helps thicken the smoothie bowl.
How many grams of protein are in this recipe?
There are 16 grams of protein in this strawberry smoothie bowl.
What is the best dairy-free substitution for Greek yogurt?
The best non-dairy substitute for Grek yogurt is coconut yogurt or almond milk yogurt.
Can I make it vegan?
To make this strawberry smoothie bowl 100% vegan, substitute the Greek yogurt with almond milk yogurt, coconut yogurt, or your favorite dairy-free alternative.
Are smoothie bowls gluten-free?
Smoothie bowls are generally gluten-free. For this homemade recipe, ensure that you are using gluten-free granola.
Is this strawberry smoothie bowl recipe healthy?
This strawberry smoothie bowl recipe is healthy for many reasons: (1) it is packed with nutrients and vitamins, (2) there are 16 grams of natural protein from the Greek yogurt, (3) there is no added sugar, (4) it is gluten-free and low-fat, (5) it is made with four simple and healthy ingredients.
How many calories are in smoothie bowls?
Smoothie bowls range from 200 to 600 calories. This strawberry smoothie bowl recipe has 256 calories.
Can I double the recipe?
Yes, double the ingredients.
Can I freeze a smoothie bowl?
You can easily freeze smoothie bowls for meal prep. Simply prepare the smoothie bowl without toppings, add it to a freezer save container, and freeze it for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy your smoothie bowl, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge for 30 minutes.
If you love this recipe, try these next!
- Protein Acai Bowl
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Banana Mango Strawberry Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie
- Mango Popsicles
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Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
- 1 large frozen banana, chopped
- ⅔ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- ⅓ – ½ cup almond or oat milk
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Start with ⅓ cup of milk.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. For a thinner smoothie bowl, add more milk. For a thicker one, add a bit more frozen banana or 1 – 3 ice cubes.
- Pour into a bowl and top with your choice of toppings. I love granola, banana slices, strawberry slices, coconut flakes, chia seeds, bee pollen, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!
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