It’s smoothie bowl time! A Strawberry Orange Smoothie Bowl loaded with bananas and chia seeds to be exact. This smoothie bowl is packed with fruit and fibre making it the perfect start to your day!
Actually, it is almost always smoothie bowl time in my world. Buuuut… today I have for you a beautiful, pink bowl of strawberry and orange goodness.
I am talking strawberries, orange juice and frozen bananas blended up into a gluten free and vegan possible bowl of breakfast (or bowl of afternoon snack – because on a super warm afternoon or after an intense workout, a smoothie bowl is pretty much the best).
This smoothie bowl is loaded with tons of berries, a little banana and then topped with my favourite seed, the chia, and more strawberries and more bananas.
Grab those spoons!
Oh, the smoothie bowl. It’s something I have come to be completely obsessed over since my very first
bite slip slurp (?) back in January. And with warmer weather and sunny mornings in the forecast, I only see my smoothie bowl obsession getting even more out of control.
There is just something about the smoothie bowl that is so refreshing, so delicious and… just so fun to eat. I mean, a big cold and frosty bowl packed with fruit and the odd vegetable served with all your favourite toppings. Better than a plain and boring bowl of cereal, friends. So much better.
MORE ABOUT THIS STRAWBERRY ORANGE SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE…
This smoothie bowl is a slight variation of my Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl.
I will forever and ever love that strawberry and banana combination. Mostly for that gorgeous light pink hue but also because strawberries AND bananas. I use orange juice here as my main blending liquid (<– very technical term, obviously). The OJ adds a little sweetness but also gives this smoothie an amazingly refreshing vibe.
I’ve always kind of found OJ to be super refreshing, especially in the morning. Like a little glass of hydrating sunshine. But when you add that glass of sunshine to strawberries and bananas something magical happens in a delicious and totally brightens-up your day kind of way.
I like to add oats to my smoothie bowls. I find the oats give the smoothie a little something extra and keep me feeling full longer. I like using quick oats – they blend up easier and you barely notice them. (And always make sure your oats are GF certified if you have gluten troubles!)
And if there weren’t enough strawberries and bananas packed into this bowl of morning bliss, I like to top my Strawberry Orange Smoothie Bowl with even more strawberries and bananas. Although it is not quite strawberry season here in Ontario, I get very excited to see all those big and so red and sweet California Strawberries in my kitchen. They’re just so good and so perfect on top of any smoothie bowl.
I finish with a huge sprinkle of chia seeds. You can finish off your smoothie with whatever you have on hand. I love fresh granola on top of smoothie bowls or a sprinkle of nuts gives such an amazing crunch.Print
An easy-to-make Strawberry Orange Smoothie Bowl recipe made gluten free and vegan possible with strawberries, orange juice, frozen banana and oats. A super healthy breakfast or refreshing afternoon or post workout snack.
- 1 cup frozen banana (from 1 large, ripe banana)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup quick oats, certified gluten free if needed
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup water (or more orange juice), optional
- 1-2 teaspoons honey or other liquid sweetener, optional
- 1-2 large ice cubes
- Sliced Bananas, or other fresh cut fruit
- Sliced Strawberries, or other fresh berry
- Chia Seeds, or other raw seed (hemp, sunflower or pumpkin)
- Your Favourite Cereal
- Your Favourite Granola
- Raw or Roasted Nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
- Place all smoothie ingredients into a blender, food processor or Nutri-Bullet (that’s what I use!) and blend until smooth. You can add a little more water to the smoothie if you find the smoothie too thick.
- Transfer the smoothie from the blender to a bowl and top with your favourite toppings. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information does not include toppings.