Not only is this blue smoothie bowl recipe gorgeously Insta-worthy, but it’s a healthy recipe, too and a must-make if you like to include superfood ingredients in your diet. Blue spirulina or blue pea powder gives these mermaid bowls their amazing colour, and you can enjoy this delicious smoothie for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. So, if you want to make something deliciously different, you will love this blue spirulina smoothie bowl.
Make a magical, perfect smoothie bowl which is delicious as well bursting with immune system benefits. Vibrant, thick and creamy smoothie recipes like this are bursting with flavour as well as nutrients. Enjoy this for breakfast and you’ll feel energised and ready to start your day on a high note.
Why You’ll Love This
- Quirky and unusual: Whether you’re bored with cornflakes and toast, or you want to make a vibrant blue smoothie bowl to impress the kids, you can’t go wrong with this unusual blue smoothie.
- Packed with nutrition: As well as being a vegan and dairy-free recipe, this creamy smoothie offers vitamins and minerals your body craves, along with superfoods which are the most nutrient-dense foods to treat your body to.
- Versatile and tweakable: The great thing about this healthy breakfast is you can put your own touches on it. Add different toppings and your favorite fruits, along with protein powder, Greek yogurt, or anything else you want to put in the high-speed blender.
Blue Smoothie Bowl Recipe Ingredients
Bear in mind the ingredients are completely up to you, although the original recipe is perfectly delicious as it is. To make a blue smoothie, we use frozen bananas, peaches and pineapple, and a cup of milk (almond, oat, soy, cow’s – whatever you prefer). The pretty, fluorescent blue colour comes from blue spirulina powder or blue pea powder.
Frozen blackberries, blueberries, cocoa nibs, and sliced banana work as toppings or you can sub other fruits if you wish. I also like to add coconut butter crumbles, which is a puree made of raw coconut. This dense, thick substance is sweet and delicious and melts in the mouth.
How to Make this Thick and Creamy Drink
For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.
Blend the main ingredients: Blend the frozen bananas with almond milk.
Add the remaining ingredients: Add the rest of the frozen fruit and blend on a low speed, then add the blue spirulina.
Add the toppings: Finish the blue mermaid bowls off with fresh fruit, coconut butter, cocoa nibs, or whatever you like.
Substitutions and Variations
It’s completely up to you which flavours to add to the smoothie. All kinds of superfood options, such as coconut chips, blue-green algae, Asian pigeonwings, blue bellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea are available from your local health food store or on Amazon. You can use any kind of milk (I love coconut milk in mine) and whichever fresh berries you prefer.
You can your desired toppings that you like, such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, chocolate chips or fresh fruit.
What to Serve with Mermaid Blue Smoothie Bowls
This is a perfect breakfast, boasting so much flavour. It’s the texture of ice-cream so you could even have it for dessert. This is a meal in one, so I would just enjoy it with my morning coffee or butterfly pea tea, but you can have whatever you wish on the side. If you’re making these as part of a brunch, some other tasty dishes would be savoury breakfast muffins, baked eggs in cocotte or egg bites.
Store: This is a recipe that should be made just before serving, else the ingredients will separate and it won’t be anywhere near as pretty or as tasty.
Freeze: Not recommended.
Mermaid Smoothie Bowl FAQs
Blue and green spirulina do not taste the same. The mild flavour of blue spirulina is disguised by the fruit flavours. Do not use green spirulina because that really does have a strong fishy smell and taste.
Both are a thick consistency and usually fruit-based but a smoothie is a drink while a smoothie bowl has toppings such as whole fresh berries, banana slices, nuts, or whatever else, so it needs to be eaten with a spoon.
Blue Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Nourishing Blue Smoothie Bowl
- 2 Teaspoon spirulina blue
- 2 bananas frozen
- 1 Cup peaches frozen
- 1/4 Cup pineapple frozen
- 1 Cup almond milk or coconut milk
- coconut butter crumbles optional
- 3 blueberries frozen
- 3 blackberries frozen
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa nibs
- 1/4 banana sliced
- In a blender, mix frozen bananas and almond milk.
- Add the pineapple and peaches. Mix on low until blended.
- Add blue spirulina and blend well.
- Place in a bowl and add your favorite toppings.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
A blue smoothie bowl recipe has a great smoothie bowl aesthetic and makes a great breakfast, brunch lunch, or a snack. Blue spirulina, also known as blue majik powder, gives it a distinctive blue colour. Your energy levels will be high and your mood will be happy after enjoying this wonderful, unique smoothie bowl. It is one of my favourite blue spirulina recipes.
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