Avocado smoothie bowl

Avocado smoothie bowl

30 min
Start your day with a delightful avocado smoothie bowl featuring green apples and dates. It is not just an excellent breakfast choice but also makes for a satisfying snack for those mid-afternoon hunger pangs. Made with skyr, banana, and avocado, it is certainly a creamy and satisfying treat. So, whether you are looking for breakfast or a reenergizing pick-me-up, this green-hued smoothie bowl with fresh and crunchy toppings could be the perfect choice.

Instructions

  • Mix all smoothie ingredients in a blender at the highest setting for about 2 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust as needed, then pour the mixture into two bowls and cover.
  • Chill in the fridge for about half an hour.
  • Serve each avocado smoothie bowl topped with granola, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and chia seeds.
Enjoy!
Tips

It is a good idea to ensure that all ingredients are cold when added to the blender. Even if the bowls are chilled after blending, cold ingredients help create a thick, ice-cream-like texture with a deliciously creamy mouthfeel. If the ingredients are room temperature, the smoothie can be slightly waterier. The cold ingredients may also reduce the chilling time afterwards, meaning you can enjoy a refreshingly cool meal sooner than the suggested 30 minutes.

Tips

For an extra creamy texture, use frozen banana. This is also a good way of saving overripe bananas from going bad. Just chop them and store them in the freezer for the next time you are making a smoothie bowl.

Questions about avocado smoothie bowl

With a simple avocado smoothie bowl recipe like this one, making a delicious, decorative breakfast is easy. You can learn more about avocado smoothie bowls here, where we have answered some frequently asked questions about them.

What to put in an avocado smoothie bowl?
In our recipe, we recommend making an avocado smoothie bowl with banana, green apple, skyr, skimmed milk, dates, baby spinach, and lemon juice. This combination ensures a flavourful and creamy smoothie bowl bursting with sweetness, tanginess, and richness. As a bonus, it has a beautiful green colour that makes it even more appealing.
Can you make a smoothie bowl with apples?
Absolutely. Apples are a brilliant addition to an avocado and banana smoothie bowl like the one in our recipe. Their refreshing flavour is a delightful complement to the other fruits and ingredients, and the juicy crispness brings a satisfying texture when blended. When using apples, it is important to core them first. The seeds and core introduce bitterness if blended into the smoothie. They can also be tough to blend smoothly, which would affect the texture negatively.
Can you make avocado smoothie bowl in advance?
Yes, it is possible to make avocado smoothie bowl in advance. In this recipe, we recommend blending all the ingredients and leaving them to cool for 30 minutes before enjoying the bowls. If you want to prepare it ahead, you can do that, but you might need to give the mixture a quick stir before eating it, as it can start to separate if you leave it for longer. Also, make sure that you store it in an airtight container in the fridge to prevent any odours from altering the flavour.

Ingredients

Avocado smoothie
Avocados, in small pieces
125 g
Green apples, in small pieces
100 g
Bananas, in large pieces
100 g
Arla® Skyr natural
250 ml
Skimmed milk
100 ml
Dates, pitted (approx. 75 g)
4
Almonds
75 g
Baby spinach leaves
25 g
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
2½ tbsp
Toppings
Granola or muesli
20 g
Strawberries, in slices
50 g
Blackberries
50 g
Raspberries
50 g
Green apples, in thin sticks
25 g
Chia seeds
1 tsp

Enjoy an avocado smoothie bowl with dates and green apples

Morning, afternoon, or evening, there is no wrong time to savour a spoonable smoothie bowl with rich avocado, sweet dates, and fresh apples. Though the main ingredients are rarely combined, the result is nothing short of mouth-watering. Just like our green smoothie bowl, this one gets its vibrant colouring from the spinach and avocado.

Indulge in the perfect combination of creaminess, tanginess, and sweetness

The flavours of this banana and apple smoothie bowl with avocado are well-balanced. The wonderful sweetness of the banana and dates pairs nicely with the creamy richness of the avocado. Skyr provides a refreshing counterpoint to this natural sweetness as well as the velvety texture of the avocado. So too does the crisp green apple. Together skyr and apple serve to make the avocado smoothie bowl fresh and vibrant.

The nutty flavour of the almonds adds depth, and provides a nice contrast to the sweetness of the fruits. If left a little chunky, they can also provide a delightful crunch, which offers a pleasant contrast to the otherwise smooth texture.

Topped with fresh berries, chia, and granola

An avocado banana smoothie bowl becomes even more scrumptious with well-selected toppings. Berries are an obvious choice. They imbue it with freshness, and their natural brightness makes for a great contrast to the creamy base. Blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries bring a complex sweet-tart flavour that freshens the eating experience and makes it even more colourful and visually appealing.

Elevating your avocado berry smoothie bowl with crunchy selections takes it to another level. Chia seeds and granola are excellent choices as they not only provide a nice crunch but also add flavour. Their subtle nuttiness and earthiness complement the creamy base and the sweet berries well and serve to create a harmonious meal. Finally, green apple sticks bridge the gap between the two types of toppings, bringing both freshness and crunch.

Feel free to adjust the recipe as you please

The great thing about an avocado smoothie bowl with apples is that it tastes great with plenty of different ingredients and toppings. We advise keeping the avocado, banana, and skyr to ensure a great mouthfeel.

If you do not have any almonds in your pantry, you can easily use another nut type, like hazelnuts or walnuts, to provide the same nutty undertones. Instead of regular milk, you can find inspiration in our blueberry smoothie bowl and use coconut milk. Doing so will give the smoothie base a sweeter taste with tropical undertones.

If the idea of a tropical twist appeals to you, you might like to add dried coconut flakes to your list of ingredients. The flakes will provide a crunchy and somewhat chewy texture, just like they do in our blackberry smoothie bowl, which is also topped with herbaceous fresh mint leaves, another option you might like to explore.