Dairy-free berry smoothie bowl recipe with coconut flakes, chia seeds and flaked almonds

  • 1 large or 2 small portions

This gorgeous breakfast recipe from the Good Vibes Cookbook by Jane and Myles Lamberth is perfect for a summer weekend

Dairy free smoothie

You might’ve heard of the acai breakfast bowl – a thick, smoothie-type breakfast made from the superfood acai berries – but let’s face it, it’s not easy to pick up acai berries in your local supermarket. So here is a berry-nice, easy breakfast bowl recipe, using readily available shop-bought frozen berries.

The concept is to make a thick smoothie as a base, then add lots of chopped fruit, seeds and nuts to keep you healthy, motivated and shake up your breakfast routine.

If you haven’t invested in a powerful blender, this is the time to do so.



  • Frozen berries 340g
  • Frozen banana 1
  • Coconut water or nut milk a dash

To garnish

  • Coconut flakes
  • Hemp seeds
  • chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Puffed quinoa
  • Puffed brown rice
  • Flaked almonds
  • Healthy grains, seeds or pulses
  • Extra chopped fruit such as kiwi, pineapple, strawberries or even dried fruits like dates or apricots


  • Step 1

    Pop the banana and berries into a blender and blitz on low. It will look a little crumbly. The trick is not to blend too quickly. You can also use a hand blender.


  • Step 2

    Add coconut water or nut milk a few dashes at a time and whizz up.

  • Step 3

    Scrape down the sides with a spatula.

  • Step 4

    Once you’ve got a soft-serve ice cream texture, pop the mixture into a bowl.

  • Step 5

    Sprinkle the nuts, seeds, pulses and fruit on top.

Good Vibes Cookbook by Jane and Myles Lamberth

Recipes from the Good Vibes Cookbook by Jane and Myles Lamberth, published by Orca Publications, priced £17.99.