July 20, 2021

by Alyssa

The Ultimate Green Smoothie Bowl

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Try the best green smoothie bowl with avocado, quinoa, peanut butter, and almond milk for a filling and healthy way to start your day.

green smoothie bowl with chia seeds, kiwi and berries

This smoothie bowl has been part of my regular morning routine for years (along with a Green Tea Latte). It's the perfect balance of sweet, creamy and satisfying. It's jam-packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like nut butter and avocado.

But it's somehow still light and refreshing. Plus you can add any of your favorite toppings. I strongly recommend topping your bowl with my favorite Nutty Date Coconut Granola. 

collage of two blenders with the ingredients for the ultimate green smoothie bowl

How to Make the Best Green Smoothie Bowl

Get ready to hit your blender with some seriously nutritious ingredients for this vegan smoothie bowl:

  • Avocado, which is packed with healthy fats and adds a luscious texture to your bowl.
  • Peanut butter. I like smooth, natural peanut butter for the best texture. You can also use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for nut-free.
  • Banana. Keep a few ripe frozen bananas in your freezer for the thickest naturally-sweetened smoothies.
  • Kale. Leafy, bright kale brings the green to this smoothie bowl.
  • Quinoa. This is my secret to a high-protein smoothie bowl without dairy or protein powder. It also helps thicken things up and adds a nice nutty flavor to compliment the nut butter. See my recommendations for cooking perfect quinoa.
  • Chia seeds. These are a high-fiber ingredient that help hold your smoothie together and make it extra satiating.
  • Almond milk. Feel free to use your favorite dairy-free milk!

Add everything to a high-speed blender (I love my Vitamix), and let it do its thing until you have a smooth, fluffy texture.

two green smoothie bowls with no toppings

Topping Ideas

I like to mix it up with toppings for my green smoothie bowl. Favorites include:

overhead of two white bowls of green smoothie bowl with fresh fruit and berries on topHealth Benefits of Green Smoothies

This smoothie bowl offers a host of health benefits that make it a great way to start your day, including:

  • Healthy omega-3 fats, which are important for brain health.
  • Protein from the quinoa and nut butter help keep you full all morning.
  • Fiber from chia, kale, avocado, and quinoa, which is essential for healthy digestion and satiety.
  • Antioxidants from all of the plant-based ingredients to help fight free radicals and help protect your body from disease.

two bowls of green smoothie with fresh fruit

More Vegan Breakfast Ideas

If you make this Green Smoothie Bowl, be sure to let me know with a comment below!

The Ultimate Green Smoothie Bowl

This is the best green smoothie bowl recipe, full of healthy fats, fiber, protein and greens!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 Smoothies
Calories 293kcal
Author Alyssa
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two bowls of green smoothie with fresh fruit
4.38 from 8 votes

Ingredients

for the topping:

Instructions

  • Add all smoothie ingredients into a blender in the order listed and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer to a bowl and top with desired toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 6730IU | Vitamin C: 87.3mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 2.8mg

 

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  2. Love love love your videos and blog. I am transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. I already am GF due to having celiac. My problem is timing. I work from midnight to noon. Can’t bring drinks into my work space as I am a surgeon. Can someone help me come up with a morning schedule that would incorporate all these wonderful tips? Right now I am failing miserably and not eating until 1 for the first time of the day.

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  4. Loved it! I used soy milk instead of almond milk and forgot to put in the quinoa but it was still so delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Just made this with my 4yr old and she likes it! Thought the green would deter her but nope she put handfuls of spinach and kale in herself! I added a scoop of Greek kefir yogurt and mixed frozen fruit in place of ice- probably not as thick as yours but still yummy!!

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  8. I do smoothie bowls for my daughter sometimes for dinner. We’ve moved to mostly plant based diets, and I’m working to keep her protein and calcium up and I can hide all sorts of things in bowls like this!! Like quinoa. She is not a huge fan, but if I mix it into things she is fine. Never thought of the bowl. Brilliant!!

  9. Avocados in smoothies are amazing. 🙂

    For years I did the same things for breakfast. I like habit and ease, so it’s natural for me to chose one thing and stick with it – for a long time. Lately, I’ve been trying to mix that up to vary the nutrients that I get in the morning. I wanted to see what helps me perform best. I also have started varying my breakfasts with the season. While I absolutely adore smoothies, I find they drop my body temperature too much in the morning and make me sleepier longer than need be. In the spring, when it warms up a little, I will resume varied smoothies for breakfast. For now, I’m experimenting with other foods.

    I used to fry up two eggs and top them with salt/pepper and sauteed onions and mushrooms. I’ve also topped them with curry powder. Paired with a piece of GF toast or a GF bagel or a leftover GF pancake and a single chicken sausage link, this would keep me moderately full until lunch. I want more veggies or fruits in my morning, though, so I’ve been hunting for alternatives. Lately, I’ve been doing overnight chia pudding. I found a great recipe through MyFitnessPal that uses lime juice, lime zest, and fresh raspberries. For a milk base, I use a mix of almond and coconut. It really fills me up! I pair this with GF toast or half a GF bagel and hard boiled egg.

  10. I love your smoothie bowl 🙂
    My mornings are the most joyous time of the day. (I wish I could live in perpetual morning mode!) 4:15am wake-up, workout, throw clothes and some eyeliner on, breakfast, blog, and go to class! (plus a trip to starbucks!)

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