To honor our time in Bali last year, this gluten-free & dairy-free smoothie bowl hits the spot! It's high time for another travel-inspired recipe - and for national smoothie day, there's nothing better!
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Smoothies are very common in Bali, and one of the most popular menu choices at the cafes we frequented. While I was a fan of tropical smoothies before our trip around the world, I never took the time to make an actual smoothie bowl. And now, I prefer them over plain smoothies!
A smoothie bowl is essentially a smoothie of fruit, yogurt, milk, juice, or sometimes added veggies, which is blended and poured into a bowl, rather than a cup. Then, almost like yogurt, you add toppings: fresh fruit, like bananas or blueberries, granola, shredded coconut, flax seeds, hemp seeds, nuts, and more! This smoothie bowl recipe incorporates frozen acai berry, which I find at my local Trader Joe's. If you can't find it, no problem! Just substitute whatever frozen fruit you like.
Smoothie bowls are super versatile and can be customized to suit your dietary needs. I make gluten-free and dairy-free smoothies to keep my dairy intake at a minimum. I just feel better overall when I consume less dairy! Does anyone else feel that way too? Recently, this grain-free granola from Purely Elizabeth, has become a favorite - and I don't even miss the lack of grains. Who knew?! I love the Banana Nut Butter flavor and have been buying it regularly for the last month.
Curious about what eating gluten-free in Bali was like? Check out my celiac dining guide to Ubud!
Here's the recipe for a fruity and delicious gluten-free smoothie bowl!
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 1 packet frozen Acai (Trader Joe's), or substitute with frozen fruit of choice
- 1 ½ cups frozen fruit of choice (I use mixed berries)
- ½ cup plain yogurt of choice
- 1 cup milk of choice, plus more if needed
- Toppings: gluten-free granola, coconut flakes, flaxseed meal, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sliced bananas, blueberries, or whatever you like!
Add ingredients to a blender, and puree until smooth. If at any point the smoothie looks too thick and does not blend, add more milk ¼ cup at a time. Pour into a bowl and add toppings of choice. Enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 836Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 14mgSodium 258mgCarbohydrates 116gFiber 21gSugar 58gProtein 23g
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What's your favorite type of smoothie?
What fruits do you use?
Let me know in the comments!