This berry smoothie bowl is made with high-protein Greek yogurt for a refreshing, delicious breakfast! Lower-sugar berries make it a great option for diabetics.
When temperatures rise in the summertime, a cool smoothie sounds so refreshing. I love them for a quick breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even dessert.
Unfortunately, a lot of smoothies you find in a shop or at the store are packed with sugar. Some are worse than a candy bar!
That’s why I prefer to make mine at home. And this berry smoothie bowl is one of my favorites! It’s not too sweet, and it’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and nutrients.
Smoothies are nice when you’re on the go, but if I have time to sit down and eat, I prefer making a bowl. It turns the smoothie into a satisfying meal that will hold me over for hours.
Plus you can have some fun with all your favorite toppings!
How to make a berry smoothie bowl
Not only is this recipe delicious and good for you, but it’s also ridiculously simple to make!
Step 1: Add the yogurt, berries, almond butter, hemp hearts, chia seeds, coconut water, and honey to a blender.
Step 2: Blend until well-combined.
Step 3: Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings.
I like to garnish mine with fresh berries as well as coconut flakes, chia seeds, and hemp hearts for a little crunch. It makes the bowl so satisfying!
Choosing your ingredients
The beauty of smoothie bowls is that there are so, SO many ways you can make them!
I do recommend using berries as your base. They have lower sugar content than other fruits, which means less of an impact on your blood sugar. If you want to add a higher-sugar fruit, I recommend doing so in moderation.
If you’re trying to keep your carbs low, skip the honey. When berries are in season, meaning they’ll be their sweetest, you may not need the honey anyway.
If you want maximum sweetness, a combination of strawberries and blueberries will be your best bet.
If you haven’t tried chia seeds or hemp hearts in your smoothies yet, I highly recommend them. They add healthy fats, protein, and fiber to give you energy and keep you full for longer.
Because low-fat and nonfat dairy products contain added sugar, I like to use full fat whole milk Greek yogurt. If you’re trying to lower your fat intake and don’t mind the sugar, feel free to use low-fat or nonfat yogurt instead.
Finally, while toppings are fun, keep in mind that they are not included in the nutrition of the smoothie bowl, so you’ll need to factor them in separately. I recommend choosing low-carb toppings.
This recipe is for 2 servings, so if you’re making it for yourself, you can enjoy 1 serving now and save the other one for tomorrow!
Simply store any extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within a day or two. Don’t add your toppings until you’re ready to eat.
Other healthy smoothie recipes
Now that you know how easy it is to make delicious, healthy smoothies right at home, are you ready to try a few more? Here are some of my favorite diabetic-friendly smoothie recipes that I know you’ll love:
When you’ve tried this smoothie bowl, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Berry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen berries (mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut water (or water)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Add the yogurt, berries, almond butter, hemp hearts, chia seeds, coconut water, and honey to a blender.
- Blend until well-combined.
- Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings.