Blueberry Banana Walnut Smoothie Bowls make a lovely breakfast any day of the week — not only are they super tasty, but the color is so vibrant. They’re easy to make and include a handful of ingredients that, together, make a great meal!
I’ve been eating a lot of smoothies lately, cuz, why not? They’re so easy to make and they keep you full practically all morning long.
Lots of folks reach for eggs in the a.m., like my Zucchini-Thyme Frittata for Two, or maybe they’ll whip up a dish like my Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake. Both are filling and easy-to-make meals. I go those routes, too, because I like options in the morning!
Lately, I’ve been eating so many blueberries that I’ve worried a little about potential adverse effects (like turning blue)! Fortunately, that hasn’t happened. I mean, it’s hard to resist blueberries, especially in smoothies!
Sometimes I use fresh fruit for smoothies, sometimes frozen. Sometimes I use peanut or almond butter. Sometimes I add yogurt, sometimes I don’t. That’s the beauty of the smoothie! (Ooo! That’d be a great tee shirt: “The Beauty of the Smoothie!”)
Blueberry Banana Walnut Smoothie Bowls are a fun breakfast dish. Yes, literally a dish. I served these smoothies in bowls instead of adding them to glasses to sip with straws.
Just pick up a spoon and enjoy!
Walnuts might not seem like standard fare for smoothies, but why not? They’re rich in fiber, protein, and the “good” fats. Just toast ‘em up a little bit first.
Another breakfast dish I adore is Cherry, Almond & Coconut Overnight Oats with Chia. Nothing like having breakfast ready to go right when you hit the kitchen!
Maybe you’re a granola fan. Whether you like to eat it with milk, yogurt, or just by the handful, my Chunky Cherry-Chai Granola is super tasty!
Back to these smoothies: just a handful of ingredients whizzed up in the blender, and breakfast is ready. I included chia seeds in this smoothie. They’re so good for you, and you’d never even know they were there.
This recipe made two BIG bowls, but you could easily divide and conquer with four smaller portions.
I love to add banana to my smoothies, too. It’s another fruit that makes a frequent appearance in my smoothies. If you love bananas, too, you might like my Cashew and Banana Smoothies. They’re super simple and super tasty.
For these Blueberry Banana Walnut Smoothie Bowls I added a little something to sweeten them slightly. I used one pitted date (next time, maybe two would be better), but if you don’t have dates on hand you can use honey, agave nectar, or whatever sweetener you like.
Take it from me, Blueberry Banana Walnut Smoothie Bowls will bring a smile to your face for your first meal of the day. Mix some up this week!
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves Serves 2-4
5 based on 8 review(s)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 2 large bananas, one reserved to use as topping
- 6 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, plus extra to use as topping
- 1 large date, or 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Add your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into bowls and top with the remaining banana, sliced, and the walnuts as garnish.