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Very berry summer smoothie bowl

  • 5-10 mins
  • Serves 1-2
  • Gluten Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Nut Free Option
  • Oil Free
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Soy Free
  • Super Easy

The key to a good smoothie bowl base is consistency! A nice icy, thick, almost ‘soft serve’ texture is ideal. For this, ice cubes and frozen blueberries are essential.

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Ingredients for the smoothie base:

  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 walnuts
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • Handful ice cubes
  • ½ cup plant milk + extra if needed



  • Small handful of spinach
  • 1 frozen sachet of unsweetened Açai purée (cheaper when on special at Coles and Woolworths!)



  • Homemade granola
  • 1 tbsp 100% almond or peanut butter
  • 4 strawberries, sliced



  • Pepitas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • A light sprinkle of buckwheat groats


  1. Slice open and remove the pits from the medjool dates.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a high powered blender. Pause to mix ingredients around before adding more milk; the key is in the icy and thick texture. Too much milk will make this too runny. Add small amounts of milk to aid blending if required.
  3. Pour into a breakfast bowl and add toppings. (Smoothie bowls are unofficially about presentation, line things up, or throw it all down in a big mess. Delicious either way!)

Chef's Tips

  • Swap plant milks for different tastes, or even swap milk for young coconut water.
  • Use a mix of frozen berries in the smoothie base for different flavours and textures. Blackberries will add more seedy berry textures, while raspberries will add more tropical flavours.
  • Add more dates if you’re a sweet tooth. However dates are fairly calorie dense, so it is helpful to be mindful of this depending on your needs.
  • Try adding spinach, it totally ‘disappears’ in the smoothie base, I promise, it is tasteless, and a great way to get in some extra sneaky veg)
  • If you’ve served enough, and you have leftovers, grab a spare ice cube tray and pour it into the ice slots. Later on you can throw them back into the blender for another bowl!
Jayden Ordner
Jayden Ordner