Super Thick Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl [Without Yogurt]

Vegan 3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

A really easy and really delicious snack that my family and I enjoy is a nice, creamy and thick strawberry banana smoothie bowl. It only takes 3 ingredients to make them, and then everyone enjoys topping it with their favorite additions. 

It’s a healthy snack that’s perfect for a cold treat on a warm day, much like my banana nice cream. But this gluten-free smoothie bowl is made with just fruit and a splash of water! It doesn’t get much easier to whip up a nutritious vegan snack than this. 

I make this strawberry banana smoothie bowl without yogurt and it’s just right, I think you’ll think so too. But, with the many, many tips I’m sharing with this super easy recipe, you’ll be able to whip up the perfect smoothie bowl for you in no time.

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Ingredients For Making a Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Are you ready to see the easiest ingredient list ever? To make this 3 ingredient strawberry banana smoothie bowl you’ll only need..

  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Water, optional

You’ll notice that I call for only frozen fruit, and that’s for a good reason. To make your strawberry banana smoothie bowls without yogurt, but still have it thick and creamy, it’s best to use only frozen fruit. That goes for any smoothie bowl.

The bananas and strawberries blended together while frozen creates the thick, spoonable smoothie bowl we’re after. If you find however that it’s too thick for your liking, simply add the optional water to thin it out to your tastes. 

With just these three ingredients you get a really healthy snack, just like eating a bowl of fruit, but transformed into a smooth, cold smoothie that feels like a treat.

frozen and fresh fruit ingredients and toppings for a thick strawberry banana smoothie bowl

Making the 3-Ingredient Smoothie Bowl

Making thick, beautiful smoothie bowls is easy, all you need is your frozen fruit and a high powered blender. Just add the frozen fruit to your blender and blend. That’s it, really.

If your blender is struggling to blend the frozen fruit, you can leave it out to sit for 5 minutes. That will allow it to thaw just enough to blend up, but keep your smoothie bowl thick. 

overhead view of completed strawberry banana smoothies in wooden coco bowls

So long as you begin with frozen fruit, a too-thin smoothie won’t be an issue, but you should make sure it’s the thickness you prefer. If it’s too thick, add just ½ teaspoon of water at a time, up to 1 tablespoon total, until it’s the right, spoonable thickness for you. 

Then add your toppings! We love coconut, fresh blueberries, and fresh strawberries on ours. Be as artistic as you like and then sit down with a stunning strawberry banana smoothie bowl that’ll taste great and is good for you.

healthy strawberry banana smoothie bowl scooped with wooden spoon

The Best Toppings for Vegan Smoothie Bowls

Beyond our favorite toppings, there’s a whole range of delicious choices you can add to your smoothie bowl. They add a nice change of texture, just like toppings on ice cream, but so much healthier.

Here are a few of our favorites for this smoothie that keep it healthy, vegan, and gluten-free: 

  • Fresh berries 
  • Fresh banana slices
  • Chopped nuts
  • Shredded coconut 
  • Nut butter
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chia seeds
  • Drizzle of maple syrup or agave

The topping options are really endless, so long as you enjoy the flavor combination you create. For the prettiest smoothie bowl, add a variety of colors and textures on top. It’ll make your mouth happy too!

Final Thoughts

If you’re after a naturally gluten-free, vegan snack then these super easy, thick strawberry banana smoothie bowls are perfect for you. They’re so fun to decorate that it’s an easy way to get the kids involved with making a healthy snack. They’ll be so excited to eat their fruit!

There’s a whole range of flavors you could make for smoothie bowls, and with my tips on keeping your smoothie thick and creamy, I hope you’ll have fun whipping these together.

Give this classic strawberry banana flavor combo a try, and let me know what toppings you enjoyed best by leaving a comment below.

closeup of easy strawberry banana smoothie in wooden bowl

Super Thick Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Yield: 2 smoothie bowls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

An easy-to-make and healthy smoothie bowl made from only 3-ingredients. This strawberry banana smoothie bowl is nice and thick and naturally gluten-free. Top with your favorite fresh fruit and other toppings.


  • 3 bananas, diced and frozen
  • ½ cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 tbsp of water (optional)


  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes, to decorate
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, to decorate
  • Strawberries, to decorate


  1. Take frozen fruit out of the freezer and place it in the blender.
  2. If your blender can't handle completely frozen fruit, let the fruit sit for 5 minutes to slightly thaw before blending.
  3. Start blending the frozen fruit. If the mixture is too thick, slowly add in water 1/4 tsp at a time until you get your preferred consistency. For a thick smoothie bowl, this should be a maximum of 1 Tbsp of water.
  4. Once blended, scoop the smoothie into a bowl. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 7gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate and is for estimation purposes only.

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Stephanie Mantilla

Plant-Based Diet & Vegan Lifestyle Expert

Stephanie is the founder of Plant Prosperous, a plant-based vegan living, and parenting blog. She has been eating a plant-based diet for over 24 years along with a B.S. in Biology & Environmental Science. She also has over 14 years of experience working in the environmental and conservation sectors. Stephanie is currently raising her son on a plant-based diet and hopes to help others who are wanting to do the same. You can read more about her here.

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