No Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl (vegan)

Not all smoothies need banana! This Berry Smoothie Bowl is banana-free, low in sugar and contains hidden veggies. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Purple berry smoothie bowl decorated with raspberries, freeze-dried strawberries, coconut and cacao nibs. Next to the bowl is a golden spoon and a neutral striped napkin.

This Berry Smoothie Bowl is a winner! If you're someone who doesn't like bananas in your smoothies, or doesn't like them overly sweet, this is for you.

Don't get me wrong, I love a banana-based smoothie, but sometimes I want something less sweet with a slightly different taste for breakfast, and this recipe is my go-to.

Made with mixed berries and sweetened only with two dates, this bowl also sneakily manages to get in a couple of portions of vegetables. You'll find you don't taste the kale or riced cauliflower, but get all the benefits of these nourishing veggies (extra vitamin, fibre etc.) while enjoying a delicious-tasting smoothie.

Perfect for those who love a less sweet breakfast, this berry smoothie will set you up for the day!

A woman's hand stirs a purple berry smoothie bowl with a gold spoon. The smoothie is decorated with strawberries, raspberries and cacao nibs.

No Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl - Notes on the Recipe


I recommend using riced cauliflower for this smoothie bowl as it blends a little more easily than cauliflower florets or pieces. You can usually buy these frozen in places like Costco. And I promise you won't be able to taste it! The cauliflower just helps to add texture and thickness to the smoothie bowl (plus a load of extra nutrients).

For protein powder, you can use any you wish but I'd recommend using an unflavoured variety. (I personally really like Omega Nutrition's Pumpkin Protein Powder as I find it has no taste and no weird texture. Plus you only need to use a small amount per serving, so it doesn't overpower the smoothie!)

A purple smoothie bowl decorated with raspberries, freeze-dried strawberries, coconut and cacao nibs. Next to the bowl is a golden spoon and a neutral striped napkin.

No Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl (vegan)

Not all smoothies need banana! This Berry Smoothie Bowl is banana-free, low in sugar and contains hidden veggies. Perfect for breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

  • cups frozen mixed berries (I like to use a mix of raspberries, strawberries & blackberries)
  • ½ heaped cup frozen riced cauliflower (I buy this from Costco)
  • 1 large kale leaf
  • 2 medjool dates (or 3 regular dates)
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 scoop your favourite protein powder

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender with 1 cup water.
  • Blend on high for 30 seconds and pour into a bowl.
  • Top with berries, shredded coconut and cacao nibs. Enjoy!

Looking for more smoothie recipes? Why not try my Strawberry Smoothie Bowl with Banana & Flax, my 5 Min Post Workout Smoothie or my Everyday Breakfast Smoothie?

If you’ve tried this recipe, please leave a comment or tip for others below. I'd love to know how you’ve made it your own!

A pink smoothie bowl sits on a neutral grey tabletop. It is decorated with raspberries, freeze-dried strawberries, coconut and cacao nibs. Next to the bowl is a golden spoon and a neutral-coloured striped napkin. This berry smoothie bowl is vegan, dairy-free, and made with just 6 ingredients. It's a healthy breakfast that contains no banana and is sweetened with dates. #smoothiebowl #smoothie #smoothierecipes #vegan #dairyfree #berries #sugarfree #breakfast #healthy #veganuary

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