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Enchanted Smoothie Bowl

3 servings

Source: Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Dreena Burton

Start your morning with this enchanting deep purple, nutrient-rich smoothie bowl!

About the Recipe

275 Calories · 5 g Protein · 15 g Fiber
Breakfast · Snack · Smoothie
Gluten-free · Nut-free


Makes 3 Servings

  • frozen blueberries (1 1/2 cups)
  • frozen raspberries (1 cup)
  • sliced frozen or room-temperate overripe banana (1 cup)
  • baby spinach leaves (2 cups)
  • orange juice (1 tbsp.)
  • vegan vanilla protein powder (2-3 tbsp.)
  • water or nondairy milk (for a creamy texture) (1 cup + 2-3 tbsp.)
  • sliced ripe banana (1/2 cup)
  • seasonal fruit, such as sliced kiwi, sliced strawberries, chopped pear, or clementine segments (1/2 cup)
  • chia seeds (to taste)
  • coconut flakes (to taste)


  1. In a blender, combine the blueberries, raspberries, banana, spinach, juice, protein powder (if using), and 1 cup of the water or milk, and puree.

  2. Add the remaining water or milk 1 tablespoon at a time if needed to thin, but only add as much as is needed to be able to blend, so the mixture stays very thick.

  3. Divide among 3 bowls and top with the banana, seasonal fruit, coconut flakes, and chia seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (1/3 of recipe)

Calories: 275
Fat: 2 g
     Calories from Fat: 7%
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 67 g
Sugar: 37 g
Fiber: 15 g
Sodium: 24 mg

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