Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Smoothie, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Brilliant Smoothie Breakfast Bowls


I thought it was strange to put ground cinnamon and vanilla extract in smoothie, but Real Simple must be doing something right. Sorry I ever doubted you, RS.  Both enhanced the natural tart sweetness of the raspberries. I tried this two ways: first, as a bowl (hence the Raspberry Kiwi Smoothie Bowl) and  secondly, as a smoothie. I followed the smoothie recipe twice more and added some protein powder for a heartier breakfast the next few mornings. Stored the pre-made smoothies in Mason jars and I have breakfast on the go. Not only tasty, but the color is gorgeous! The smoothie bowl was the perfect under-the-weather treat.

Ingredients (serves 1).

For the Smoothie:

  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 t vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 c frozen raspberries
  • 3-4 frozen strawberries
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla protein powder like Aloha’s plant-based powder (optional)

For the Bowl:

  • 1 kiwi, skinned and sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 t chia seeds
  • 2 t unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients for the smoothie; it helps to add the liquid ingredients first. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and garnish with toppings or serve as a glass.

Adapted from Real Simple‘s “Raspberry Smoothie Bowl.”


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