Vegan Smoothie Bowls – Two Ways

hand holding a green smoothie bowl decorated with berries

What is a Smoothie Bowl?

If you’ve never indulged in a cold, nourishing smoothie bowl, you’re missing out! A smoothie bowl is essentially a super-duper thick smoothie. It’s too thick to drink from a cup, so you scoop it into a bowl and eat it with a spoon! And one great thing about smoothie bowls is that you can make them (a) with whatever you have in your kitchen, and (b) with whatever suits your palette and dietary needs. These are some of my favorite vegan smoothie bowls – two ways. Indulge in a luxurious, rich chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie bowl! Or opt for a healthy, green smoothie bowl with tahini, dates and kale! Both are vegan, gluten-free and void of any refined sugar. So dig in and enjoy!

The Secret Ingredient for Creamy Smoothies

Frozen bananas are common in smoothies and smoothie bowls to help thicken them. But did you know that frozen zucchini is also a magical ingredient for the ultimate thick and creamy texture?! Just slice up a few zucchini, steam them for about 10 to 15 minutes, then let them cool completely. Pop them all in an airtight container or zip lock bag and freeze them. Voila! When you blend them up, you get the thickest, creamiest smoothie bowls known to humans. 💚

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl is perfect when your sweet tooth is craving some chocolate for breakfast! Or blend it up after dinner for a healthy, salty-sweet dessert. I also love this chocolate PB banana smoothie bowl after an intense workout, because it’s such a treat and packs a ton of protein!
Of course, if you really want to bro-out with your protein, you could try Arnold Schwarzenegger’s protein shake… which includes a whole raw egg – shell included!! I’ll stick with mine over here, thanks. 💪

chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie bowl on a black and white towel
bananas and zucchini on a towel, showing the ingredients to make vegan smoothie bowls - two ways
close-up of a chocolate smoothie with peanut butter drizzled on top
chocolate peanut butter smoothie in a white bowl, showing one of two vegan smoothie bowls - two ways

Tahini, Date & Kale Smoothie Bowl

Kale and avocado give this smoothie bowl its gorgeous green color. And I don’t know about you, but whenever I eat green food, I feel even more healthy! Tahini provide a creamy texture, while dates sweeten your smoothie bowl, without the need of refined or processed sugar. And of course, there is a frozen banana and frozen zucchini, to ensure it’s thick enough to stick a spoon in. Top it all with some fresh berries and nuts of your choice! I added pitted cherries, sliced strawberries and freshly picked blueberries. 💙

a kale, date and tahini smoothie bowl topped with fresh berries on a black and white towel
kale, avocado, zucchini and bananas, showing the ingredients to make vegan smoothie bowls - two ways
green smoothie with avocado, kale and tahini on a bamboo cutting board
close-up side view of a green kale smoothie

Hungry for More Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls?

One of the many great things about smoothies is that they are so versatile! You can throw in the last leaves of wilted spinach or kale, the last scoop of peanut butter or Nutella from a jar, and anything else you have lying around in your kitchen. Here are a few more of my favorite smoothies, after you’ve tried these vegan smoothie bowls – two ways!

pear & kale smoothie with cinnamon almond granola
green tea lime pie smoothie with super-seed granola
dandelion fruit smoothie
blackberry banana vegan nice cream (i.e. a super thick smoothie)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this rich and creamy peanut butter chocolate smoothie bowl! Frozen banana and frozen zucchini create the ultimate thick texture, while peanut butter and chocolate protein powder pack a powerful punch of flavor and protein!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • cup steamed and frozen zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1 scoop protein powder of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut, for topping
  • 2 Tbsp chopped nuts of your choice, for topping
  • 2 Tbsp banana slices, for topping
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter, for topping

Instructions
 

  • Blend the frozen zucchini, frozen banana, cocoa powder, peanut butter, non-dairy milk and protein powder in a blender until everything is smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender a few times to ensure everything gets mixed in and blended.
  • Pour/scoop the thick smoothie into a bowl.
    Top with the shredded coconut, nuts and banana slices. Warm two tablespoons of peanut butter in the microwave, then drizzle it on top. Enjoy!
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Tahini, Date & Kale Smoothie Bowl

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Add some extra veggies and energizing fats to your morning routine! This tahini, date & kale smoothie bowl is not overly sweet, since there is zero refined sugar! Enjoy this vegan, nutritious smoothie bowl packed with flavor and vitamins!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • cup steamed and frozen zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • cup shredded kale leaves
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 dates, chopped (or more if you want a sweeter smoothie)
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk of your choice
  • ½ cup fruit, of your choice, for topping (I used pitted cherries, strawberries and blueberries)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped or whole nuts of your choice, for topping

Instructions
 

  • Blend the frozen zucchini, frozen banana, kale, tahini, avocado, dates and non-dairy milk in a blender until everything is smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender a few times to ensure everything gets mixed in and blended.
  • Pour/scoop the thick smoothie into a bowl.
    Top with the fruit and nuts of your choice. Enjoy!
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