Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls – absolutely delicious, this is my new go-to 5-minute smoothie bowl with just a few ingredients! A satisfying, nutrient-rich, plant-based breakfast, snack or even dessert!
Strawberry PB Smoothie Bowls
The smoothie bowl craze has been going strong for the past few years, and what’s not to love. Rather than drinking your smoothie, making it thicker allows you to add some toppings and eat it with a spoon! This combination made with bananas, strawberries was absolutely delicious and will be on repeat again. It literally takes 5 minutes to make, so it’s great for weekday breakfasts (just make sure you freeze the strawberries the night before).
This recipe is slightly adapted from Lindsay Cotter’s cookbook, Nourishing Superfood Bowls Cookbook (affil link). What a gorgeous cookbook filled with wholesome, complete meals in just one bowl. Her recipes are gluten-free and allergy friendly, with vegan, vegetarian and Paleo options.
I added some toppings to my bowl for some texture and color, which increases the calories and weight watcher points. So keep that in mind, but if you want to keep it light, some fresh sliced strawberries or blueberries would work fine.
Smoothie Bowls Recipe Notes:
- For Paleo option, use almond butter in place of peanut butter.
- If your peanut butter is too thick and isn’t smooth after microwaving, you can add a drop of coconut oil.
- To reduce calories and sugar, omit the maple syrup and extra toppings.
Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls
- 3 tablespoons 25 g peanut butter (or almond butter), divided
- 1 cup 240 ml almond milk
- 1 cup 150 g frozen strawberries
- 1 small banana
- pinch of ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- sliced straberries or bananas
- slivered almonds
- chia seeds or flax seeds
- drizzle of maple syrup
- drizzle of almond or coconut milk
- In a blender, add 2 tablespoons of the nut butter, almond milk, strawberries, banana, ginger, cinnamon, honey or maple syrup and blend until smooth and pour into 2 serving bowls.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining tablespoon nut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds or less. Whisk and drizzle over each bowl.
- Top the bowls with your desired toppings.
89 comments on “Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls”
I’m not a big fan of smoothies, but need to take some breaks from eggs as my husband’s cholesterol is high. Well, this was finally a smoothie I really liked! I really liked having berries, bananas and almonds on top to have something to chew:) The drizzle of peanut butter is a nice touch, but would probably be just as good without. I didn’t have almond milk, and just used fat free milk instead.
Can this be prepped the night before?
So easy, tasty, and quick to make. I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I was going to. I didn’t drizzle peanut butter on top because I thought it would be a bit much but I sprinkled a little coconut flakes, toasted coconut granola, chia seeds and a few blueberries… so delicious. I will keep this in my rotation. The recipe is easy to remember too. Thank you Gina!
Delicious! I made 1/2 the recipe to achieve 1 serving. I’m not a fan of bananas but enjoyed this. I think the ginger helped mask the taste for me. I ended up drinking this because it wasn’t thick enough? Not sure why? I used frozen berries + fresh banana. Maybe banana should be frozen?
This smoothie bowl is absolutely delicious!!! Can’t wait to make it again! Mine wasn’t thick enough so I will work on that for next time.
I keep bags of spinach in my freezer in a ziploc bag (pressing out the air so they’re flat) and then add a handful of the frozen spinach to my smoothies. It adds a ton of fiber with no taste of spinach! The bowls are a nice change to the morning routine.
Can you make it the night before?
This sounds amazing. Any recommendations instead of the banana or can I make this without the banana?
Great start to the morning! I made a single portion, using almond butter and then sliced up the remaining 1/2 banana and a sprinkle of chia seeds to top it off.
I don’t know why I was so reluctant to try this recipe, but I’m so glad I did! It was delicious and I’m looking forward to making it again (and again!)
Oh, wow! This is so good! I had to use blueberries instead of strawberries, because my husband is allergic. But this tastes exactly like a PB&J in a bowl! Very pleasant surprise.
I was skeptical about this recipe at first, assuming that I would be hungry 5 minutes later. But oh my goodness, not only is this totally delicious, it is surprisingly filling and satisfying. I find myself craving it now! I recommend adding the optional ingredients, particularly the slivered almonds. The crunch adds just the right amount of texture.
This was pretty good. It’s not overly sweet, which might turn some people off, but I enjoyed it. Adding toppings and such definitely help make it feel more like a meal.
So yummy and filling! I think I will try next time to sneak some spinach in for some veggies
This was surprisingly good. I used vanilla almond milk and about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for 1 serving. I also threw in some spinach.
This recipe is amazing! The smoothie bowls are beautiful and delicious. The addition of cinnamon and ginger makes for a really flavorful smoothie.
I am confused. Under nutrition information it says the serving is 1 smoothie bowl, but above the recipe, it says this makes 2 servings. So when it is used as part of the weekly menus, are you supposed to consume 1 smoothie bowl, or split it into 2 servings and eat 1/2 the recipe?? I understand that the nutrition information is for 1 smoothie bowl, but I’m not sure how much to eat for breakfast. If we are only supposed to eat 1/2 of the recipe, then shouldn’t the nutrition information match, as that would be 1 serving? Please let me know. Thanks.
You should eat 1 full serving, 1 bowl.
If making the smoothie bowl for one, is it better make 1/2 recipe or does it work tp keep 1/2 the recipie for the next day?
Best to eat fresh so I would halve the recipe.
I really wish the weekly meal plan would be sent out earlier. Sunday morning does not leave enough time to shop and prep. I work a full time job and weekends are for catching up on house chores. Could they be sent out a week ahead of time? Or maybe I can just start with a past week.
I just use the past week.
My smoothies came out really runny…. sounds weird but did I miss something?
Did you use frozen fruit?
Should banana be frozen too, or just the strawberries? Haven’t made it yet, just checking in advance!
Recipe is great! Thanks Gina!
I need your guidance because we’re a family of 2….a vegetarian and a diabetic. And I love your weekly planner recipes however I have trouble trying to figure out the best way to prepare for the 2 of us. Any suggestions?
I’m a smoothie nut and I’ve made this recipe 3 times now. It’s perfect and delicious! I add egg white protein powder to give it some extra protein and raw spinach to sneak in some veggies. I’m pregnant and this has been a great way to increase my protein and fruits and veggies AND hit my seeet cravings! 🙂
Hj Lori where do you get the egg white powder. I’m currently trying for my second baby and have been told to up the protein by my trainer
Hi! is it OK to freeze it over night and drink the rest the next day?
I love your recipes! Thank you for also gives measurements in grams! I measure everything on a scale instead of with tools now.
I am a 61-year-old grandmother who has decided I really need to get healthy. My step daughter turned me onto your blog. Yesterday I printed out a bunch of recipes and had one of your scallop dishes for dinner and this morning I had a smoothie bowl. Both were spectacular! I am so excited to try all your amazing recipes. I’ll like and say is Yum!