Wild Blueberry and Balsamic Smoothie Bowl Recipe — A healthy breakfast bowl gets a unique twist with a splash of balsamic vinegar. You’ll love the sweet and tangy combo!
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Good morning! Good MOR-ning!
This is your brain on caffeine. (just kidding, I’m 1 month coffee sober!)
So instead of bowls on bowls of coffee, I’m downing bowls on bowls of smoothies.
The simple act of eating with a spoon increases the Emily fullness factor times 10 as compared to it’s straw slurping counterparts.
I mean, I used to drink (eat?) soda and juice out of a bowl…with a spoon when I was a kid.
My strange roots run deep.
And they’re still going strong with this gem here. I mean, raise your hand if you have ever had any hint of desire to put vinegar into your morning smoothie…
Nah, nah, I’ll wait…
Awesome. Looks like we have me, myself, and oh, even I who had this inkling. Guess I’m not the only one after all!
But hey, I can’t be completely at fault for such quirk. Food network made me do it.
Giada, and all her balsamic reductions over figs and ricotta. BOOM.
Fruit + Balsamic = Food show stardom. Where do I sign?
PLUS, this is a WILD smoothie bowl recipe after all ain’t it? 😉
Being a (kinda sorta) Mainer, I have a soft spot for wild blueberries. Aside from Canada, the 207 is one of the only homes to wild blueberries, meaning they have been growing wild here for over 10,000 years.
Which is approximately how long I have had blueberry-induced stained hands, give or take a year or two.
I wanted to add a little pizzaz to this beaut and make some pretty sugared blueberries like those jewels of sugared cranberries come out, but thawing blueberries and sugar doesn’t exactly spell out success.
I do however, think they add a bit of texture and sweetness to the tang of the balsamic, so I left them in. Depending on your affinity for balsamic and/or sweetness, I’ll leave that executive decision up to you.
Okay, my smoothie is melting faster than a witch in a rainstorm, so let’s eat already!
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1 frozen banana, peeled
- ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons frozen wild blueberries
- 2 teaspoons cane sugar (optional)
- additional balsamic vinegar (optional)
- Combine blueberries, banana, almond milk, vinegar, and protein powder (if using) in a blender.
- Blend on high until fully combined.
- Pat dry additional two tablespoons of blueberries, and roll in cane sugar if using.
- Pour smoothie into a bowl, and top with chia seeds, oats, coconut, and additional blueberries.
- Drizzle with additional balsamic vinegar if desired.
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Make it a great day!
Sweet or sour?
Smoothie with a straw or spoon?