Ready for a refreshing way to start your day? Elevate the traditional smoothie by serving it in a bowl and topping it with chopped almonds and shredded coconut. Not only will it taste amazing and look great, but it will fuel you up for your workouts, too! Just follow the recipe for this berry smoothie bowl, and you’re sure to start your morning with a bang.
For the base of this recipe, we like to use almond milk to make the smoothie bowl creamy and slightly nutty. You can also swap in any other plant-based or dairy milk you have on hand! Pro tip: When you pick up your almond milk (or other milk alternative) from the store, keep an eye out for a brand with only a few ingredients — many plant-based milks sneak in loads of sweeteners, flavorings, stabilizers, and preservatives. Or, if you want to do a little DIY, try making your own homemade almond milk. This version calls for only two ingredients: raw almonds and filtered water.
Our smoothie bowl recipe also uses vanilla protein powder for a hefty dose of protein, and it gets plenty of fiber (10 whole grams!). That makes this satisfying smoothie bowl one of our 11 favorite recipes to fuel your Tough Mudder training.
How can it help you with your workouts? Our recipe calls for a scoop of whey protein powder, which research shows can help grow lean muscle mass, increase strength, improve performance, and facilitate muscle recovery when consumed before or after training.
And we can’t glaze over the health benefits of this recipe’s namesake. The medley of berries — blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries — provides vitamins C and K, as well as the minerals manganese and potassium.
Ready to get blending? Read on for our quick and easy smoothie bowl recipe.
Berry Delicious Smoothie Bowl
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla flavor
- ½ cup + 2 Tbsp. blackberries fresh (or frozen)
- ⅓ cup blueberries fresh (or frozen)
- 5 medium strawberries sliced
- 1 Tbsp. raw almonds chopped
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
Place almond milk, ice, and protein powder in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Place smoothie in a medium bowl. Top with berries, almonds, and coconut; serve immediately.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative