Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl (Without Yogurt)

Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl (Without Yogurt)

This kiwi banana avocado smoothie bowl is made with frozen cauliflower and spinach. It's refreshing, nutrient-dense, and you will not taste the veggies. Avocado gives it a good dose of healthy fat which can help you feel full and satisfied. You can easily make this into an avocado protein shake or bowl by adding a scoop of collagen or protein powder.

This avocado banana smoothie bowl is made without milk and without yogurt. In fact, no liquid is added to this smoothie bowl because it’s not needed. The moisture from the kiwi, avocado, and fresh spinach are enough.

It's Paleo, AIP friendly, Whole30, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.

Another smoothie you might like is my Apple Beet Berry Smoothie. If you're into smoothie bowls, check out my Purple Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl as well.

 

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Kiwi Avocado Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

  • Kiwis- Make sure they're peeled.
  • Avocado- Avocado smoothie bowls are so amazing because they're so creamy and nutrient-dense. You may have wondered how to make a smoothie without yogurt. Avocados are a fantastic substitute for yogurt because of their rich creamy texture and neutral flavor.

Make sure your avocado is peeled and pitted.

You could use frozen avocado if you want. Just keep in mind this will make the smoothie thicker so you may need to add liquid. Alternatively, just use fresh bananas or cauliflower in place of frozen to compensate.

  • Frozen Cauliflower Florets- Adding cauliflower to a smoothie bowl or any smoothie is a great way to add veggies without changing the flavor. You will not taste the cauliflower in this smoothie

If you don't want to add cauliflower, just add more frozen bananas in an equal amount. If not bananas, you could use frozen berries, frozen spinach, or ice.

  • Frozen Bananas- The combination of banana and avocados in a smoothie makes for the perfect texture and sweetness. Use frozen banana slices (rather than fresh). See the recipe notes for how to do this.

If you prefer to use fresh bananas, you may need to use frozen avocados or kiwis to keep the smoothie thick. Alternatively, just add some ice to thicken it. However, this will water down the flavor a tad. 

  • Fresh Spinach- Making a smoothie bowl with spinach is another awesome way to add veggies without drastically altering the taste. Plus, it makes it enhances the beautiful green color.

You can use frozen spinach if preferred but this will make the smoothie a little thicker. You may need to add a little liquid or use fresh cauliflower rather than frozen to compensate.

If you don't want to use spinach, then just omit it. It shouldn't greatly change the flavor or texture. It'll just be a little less green.

ingredients for smoothie bowl.

How to Make this Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Step 1: Add the fresh ingredients (kiwi, spinach, and avocado) to the blender first. Blend.

Overhead view of kiwis and spinach in the blender before blending.

Step 2: Add the frozen ingredients and blend again.

Avocado, spinach, and cauliflower in blender before blending.

Stop the blender as needed to push the ingredients back down closer to the blades. Keep blending until smooth.

Overhead view of avocado banana kiwi smoothie blended in the blender.

Step 3: Pour the smoothie into a large bowl (or 2 small bowls). Gently spread it out evenly in the bowl(s) using a spoon.

Avocado kiwi smoothie bowl before adding toppings.

Step 4: Add the toppings.

Overhead view of avocado banana kiwi smoothie bowl with sliced bananas, kiwis, cacao nibs, and chia seeds.

Smoothie Bowl Tips

  • Use Frozen Bananas- It’s best to use frozen bananas as the recipe calls for just so the smoothie bowl is nice and thick. 
  • Keep Blending Until Smooth- Because of its thickness, you may need to stop blending a couple of times to stir and push things back down towards the blades. Keep doing this until the smoothie is very smooth. 
  • If It’s Too Thick- If it’s too thick for some reason, you can add some liquid. To make this smoothie without dairy, just add a little water, coconut water, dairy-free milk, etc. 
  • To Make this a Regular Smoothie (not a smoothie bowl)- Just add a little liquid to get it to your desired consistency.

Topping Ideas

There are a million different things you can put on a spinach kiwi smoothie bowl. Here are a few ideas:

  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • Various Fresh Fruits
  • Dried Fruits- Choose unsulfured fruits with no added sugars or oils
  • Nut Butters- Tigernut butter for AIP
  • Granola- use AIP compliant granola or muesli for AIP.
  • Nuts and Seeds (omit for strict AIP)

 

Variations

  • Mango Avocado Smoothie Bowl
  • Strawberry Banana Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
  • Apple Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
  • Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Bowl
  • Kiwi Mango Smoothie Bowl
  • Pineapple Avocado Smoothie Bowl
  • Strawberry Avocado Smoothie Bowl

 

FAQ’s

How do you Thicken a Smoothie Bowl?

If your smoothie bowl isn’t thick enough, blend in some additional frozen fruit or vegetables. For a sweeter flavor, add bananas. For a more neutral flavor, add frozen cauliflower.

Frozen cauliflower in smoothies is awesome because it adds thickness and nutrients without changing the flavor. You can also just add ice but keep in mind this will water down the flavor a bit. 

Can Any Blender Make a Smoothie Bowl?

Technically, yes. However, it will be easier if you have a powerful mixer like a Vitamix, Ninja, or something similar. For smaller smoothie bowls, I’ve found a single-serve smoothie cup to be much easier to use

What Does Adding Avocado do to a Smoothie?

Avocado makes a smoothie very creamy and adds a good dose of healthy fats which make it more satiating.

Does Fruit Have to be Frozen for a Smoothie Bowl?

Most of the fruit in a smoothie bowl should be frozen. This is what allows it to be nice and thick. In the case of this smoothie bowl, some of the fruit is fresh. However, this only works because no liquid is added to it.

Overhead view of avocado banana kiwi smoothie bowl with sliced bananas, kiwis, cacao nibs, and chia seeds.

Conclusion:

I hope you love this kiwi spinach smoothie bowl! If you tried it, please rate it and leave a comment below. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Close-up view of avocado banana kiwi smoothie bowl with sliced bananas, kiwis, cacao nibs, and chia seeds.

Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl with Spinach

Arika | FoodCourage
This kiwi avocado smoothie bowl is thick, creamy, and refreshing. It's also gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and AIP friendly.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 421 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 kiwis peeled
  • 1/2 avocado peeled, pit removed
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen banana slices see notes

Toppings

  • 1 kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 1 banana peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (omit for AIP)

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender. For easier blending, blen he fresh ingredients together first. Then add the frozen ingredients and blend those in.
  • The mixture will be very thick since we're making a smoothie bowl. If/when the blender gets stuck, just stop it and use a spoon or spatula to stir the mixture and push everything back down towards the blades. Do this as many times as needed until you get a super thick, smooth, smoothie bowl. Add a little liquid if needed but not too much. Continue blending until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into 2 small bowls (or 1 large bowl). Gently spread it out evenly in the bowl(s) using a spoon. Add toppings.

Video

Notes

To freeze the bananas, slice 2-4 peeled bananas depending on size and place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the freezer for at least an hour. Use the bananas from there or store them in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container in the freezer until ready to use. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl with Spinach
Serving Size
 
2 bowls
Amount per Serving
Calories
421
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Sodium
 
33
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
1335
mg
38
%
Carbohydrates
 
71
g
24
%
Fiber
 
18
g
75
%
Sugar
 
34
g
38
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
1715
IU
34
%
Vitamin C
 
138
mg
167
%
Calcium
 
158
mg
16
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword avocado, kiwi, smoothie, smoothie bowl
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Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl (Without Yogurt)


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