Smoothie Sundays: Low-calorie berry smoothie bowl

This low-calorie berry smoothie bowl is made with strawberries and raspberries – and very little else – for a delightfully simple and delicious breakfast 


This smoothie bowl is very simple, which gives it some advantages. Firstly – it is fast. Two bags of frozen fruit, a little extra liquid and voilà, a tasty breakfast. Secondly – yes, it has no bananas. Frozen bananas feature in many smoothie bowls because they blend into a lovely thick consistency and are also nutrient dense. However, not everyone adores bananas, and it is possible to get a good, thick mixture without them, although the fruit must be frozen solid..

Strawberries and raspberries are high in vitamins and fiber but low in calories, so this is a good bowl to have for breakfast if you are weight watching. As ever with smoothie bowls, half the attraction is in the toppings you arrange attractively on the top – or hurl onto the bowl depending on the time available. This smoothie is good and colourful to begin with, so it’ll have instant appeal!

Serves 2


– 2 cups of frozen strawberries
– 2 cups frozen raspberries
– 2 tbsp honey or artificial sweetener to taste
– ¼ cup coconut milk

To taste. Try toasted flaked almonds, toasted flaked coconut, fresh blueberries, fresh chopped mint


Put the frozen fruit into a blender with the honey, and blitz. Then add the coconut milk a little at a time until you get the right consistency. Too thick is better than too thin. You are looking for the consistency of soft-serve ice cream in order to support the toppings. Have them ready and serve immediately, as this mixture will melt fairly quickly.



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