This mixed berry smoothie bowl recipe is a throwback from our time in Shanghai, China. There was an abundance of seasonal fresh fruit that varied week to week with the harvests. So, we created this delicious berry-filled recipe that can be enjoyed as a healthy dessert and looks pretty too!
In this article – we share an easy raspberry and blueberry smoothie bowl recipe that’s packed with antioxidants and tastes amazing.
When we lived in Shanghai, June was when summer really kicked into gear. This means soaring temperatures, roof-top pool fun, and tasty BBQs.
But what we’d get really excited about, was that June was when fruit season really kicked in.
There was sooo much fresh, sweet, and oh-so-juicy goodness that appeared on market stalls around this time. Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and apricots all came into season at the same time. And all were at their most flavourful AND nutrient-rich.
Sometimes fresh fruit is just too pretty to throw into a blender… So instead we decided to switch things up with a smoothie bowl instead. That way we get all the vitamins and minerals, whilst still savouring the texture of those delicate berries.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl Benefits
Berries are renowned for their high levels of anti-oxidants, so we like to take full advantage throughout the summer and autumn. And even freeze a few bags to see us through the winter.
Blueberries are in season throughout the summer, from June to August (in the northern hemisphere). This means they’re at their peak in terms of both flavour and nutrition.
We’ve topped this smoothie bowl with both blueberries and raspberries, since eating a variety of colours usually guarantees a balanced intake of vitamins and minerals. Sliced strawberries, blackberries, or apricots would also work well (as would cherries if you have the patience to take the stones out).
Ingredients & Recipe Instructions
Here’s how to make this delicious blueberry and raspberry smoothie bowl…
- 1 banana
- 2 dessert spoons of dairy-free vanilla yogurt (60g or quarter cup)
- 1 handful blueberries
- 1 handful raspberries
- Blitz the banana and dairy-free yogurt together, then pour into a bowl (the texture should be thicker than a typical smoothie).
- Wash the fresh berries and arrange them on top (French flag design totally optional)
- Enjoy with a spoon... :)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 8gSugar: 46gProtein: 11g
As you can see, we’ve used a simple banana and dairy-free yogurt mix for the smoothie bowl base. Together they create a thick, filling base, which allows the flavours of the berries to really shine.
When making blueberry smoothies, it’s important to use dairy-free yogurt. This is because the proteins in cow’s milk react negatively with the anti-oxidants in blueberries, diminishing their health benefits. You’ll get more good stuff from the blueberries if you use a plant-based yogurt instead.
We’ve created this smoothie bowl without frozen fruit as we like to taste and texture of fresh berries on top. If you’ve got frozen berries rather than fresh ones, then we’d recommend blending them into the yogurt as the base and slicing the banana on top instead. Frozen berries are a bit gooey once they start defrosting so don’t make the best smoothie bowl toppings.
Related Smoothie Recipes
Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes with berries that you might like…
- Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
- Apple & Berry 3-Ingredient Smoothie
- Easy Banana & Strawberry Smoothie
- Peach & Raspberry 3-Ingredient Smoothie
- Blueberry & Mango Smoothie
- Lemon & Raspberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Dessert Smoothie
Here are some of the most common questions we see about this smoothie recipe…
A homemade smoothie bowl made with berries is very healthy as it’s packed with antioxidants, low in sugar, and doesn’t contain any preservatives or additives.
Use a thick base like banana and add a small amount of liquid a little at a time – this will allow you to control the thickness of your smoothie bowl.
We’ve found that yogurt is the best liquid for a smoothie bowl since it creates a much thicker base than other ingredients like almond or oat milk.