Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (V+GF): An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries and coconut. Vegan and Gluten Free.

Happy Monday everyone! What did you do this weekend? Tell me all about it as we paint each other’s nails and… oh, you’re not here in real life. Bummer! But you can still tell me all about it—and open a bottle of nail polish for that, erm… potent scent. 🙂

I spent the weekend puttering around the house and…. Gasp! Strolling around town. Can you believe, Erik and I actually went outside? Woah! I know. I know. Even us homebodies have to get outside and soak up some (mostly) overcast rays. Maine, ya know?

There’s this really cute antiques store in town that has EVERYTHING!! You guys, there are two levels of so much timeless awesomeness that I get excited just writing about it. A couple weekends ago, Erik and I took my mom and she actually recognized a bunch of the antiques in the store.

From her childhood. (Don’t tell her I told you that. Remember, she’s only 35. ?)

Now now, it’s not because they robbed her childhood home, mind you. 😉 It’s because she actually grew up with this stuff in Vietnam. How cool is that? The three of us had a grand ol’ time just reminiscing with mom about the olden days. She was telling us about how, back in the day, you actually had to beat your clothing by a stream and then roll it in one of those laundry rolling things (yes, that’s the official name—I checked with the Smithsonian and every-thang).

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (V+GF): An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries and coconut. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan #GlutenFree

And guess what I saw that really perked my interest? An old school, like when Socrates was teaching, KitchenAid blender!!! Okay, okay… so blenders aren’t that old. But isn’t it fun to exaggerate?

Anywho, this blender was AMAZING!! It was pink and had a glass pitcher… Goodness knows I’m no appliance historian (I wonder how many of those there are in this world?), but it was so retro cool. This guy almost, almost rivaled the 1940s KitchenAid we got from Erik’s grandma.

Don’t ask me where I got this fascination with antique appliances. Well, it’s probably from my sister Monica, who actually worked at the Smithsonian (!!!). How cool is that? She’s always been a history lover and a baker. Yep, it runs in the family.

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (V+GF): An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries and coconut. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan #GlutenFree

But anyway, the blender got me thinking about my love for smoothies. Can you tell from the sheer amount of smoothie recipes on this site? From this strawberry peanut butter guy to this mango chia goodness and this pineapple berry one, I gotcha covered!

I’ve been trying to get my mom to eat more blueberries… what with all of the nutritional greatness it packs, but it’s been a bumpy road because she doesn’t like blueberries! Can you believe? So it’s been my sworn duty to convince her otherwise. What better way to do so than to use her beloved coconut to curry some favor for these little blue guys? Speaking of which, I should make her some coconut curry.

Hence, my friends, the Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl was born.

Okay, so you’re sitting there like, I may or may not have read this post, but I can scan some bullet points. Right? Well, either way, the Bullet Point Train is leaving the station and we’ve got some seats available. OMG. I just had my coffee. Can you tell?

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (V+GF): An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries and coconut. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan #GlutenFree

This Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl is:

  • refreshing, cool and energizing
  • vegan and gluten free
  • ready in 10 mins, or faster if you’re a blending superhero!
  • packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C and dietary fiber
  • super easy to make
  • good for ya, love!

So bust out your retro-cool blender from the 50s or grab your dependable modern blender from the… well, this decade, and get ready for some blueberry dreams to come true.

Let’s have a Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl together and catch up, shall we? 🙂

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (V+GF): An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries and coconut. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan #GlutenFree


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Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowls (V+GF): An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries and coconut. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan #GlutenFree

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (V+GF): An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries and coconut. Vegan and Gluten Free.


  • 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, divided
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼½ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • Optional toppings
  • 1 tablespoon each: chia seeds, shredded coconut, nuts, blueberries


  1. Place bananas and ½ cup almond milk into a blender. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender as need. Add blueberries and blend for about a minute.
  2. Add in the last ½ cup of almond milk, blending until smooth. I like to scrape down the sides periodically to help the blender along.
  3. Add coconut, blending until well incorporated. Blend extra if you want the coconut pieces to be less noticeable in the smoothie bowl.
  4. Pour evenly into two bowls. Optional: top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy immediately!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: smoothies, vegan, gluten free

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  1. You are hilarious Demeter, I love your writing! That coffee definitely kicked in! 🙂 … The smoothie bowl looks so delicious (fantastic pics as always!), I love how fast & easy smoothies are, especially great for a quick snack before the gym too, I’ll have to try this one out soon! 🙂

    1. Aw, thank you Serena. That means a lot to me. 🙂 Coffee = everything. 😉 So true! Smoothie bowls are just wonderful convenient and delish. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Antique or not, I’m in as long as it’s pink. Haha! Anyways, I love how you assembled this smoothie Demeter. So pretty! I’m all for blueberries too! I guess you succeeded in getting your mom to eat more blueberries with this smoothie ?

    1. Oh! Hehe. You don’t find too many antique items that are pink, that’s for sure! Thanks so much Sheryl! xoxo

  3. Oh gosh! Who doesn’t love antique kitchen stuff. I think at-least we all food blogger do, right? 🙂 Love that you went out with your Mom. This sommthie bowl is everything, Demeter — This is vegan and glutenfree and full of a antioxidants and coconuts. I would be the happiest person if I get this stunning looking smoothie bowl in the morning!!! 🙂

    1. Right? 🙂 So agreed on the food blogger thing. Hehe. Maybe it’s a kitchen lover thing too! Aw, thank you Anu! Sending two big, virtual smoothie bowls your way. 🙂

  4. This smoothie bowl looks delish and your pics are gorgeous!! I love antique shopping and New England is the best for that. Lots of old stuff around here. Seriously, we really don’t realize how lucky we have it. I complain about doing laundry all the time but I don’t have to wash it in a stream like your Mom had to. I’m never complaining again…about anything!! hahahaha!

    1. Aw, thanks Karrie. 🙂 So true! Lots of good antiques here. Good point! Hehe… modern technology sure has made life easier. 🙂

    1. Summer sounds wonderful. This smoothie bowl would perfectly fit the hot weather. Thanks Puja! 🙂

  5. Demeter, this may be the most beautiful smoothie bowl I have ever seen! It looks like it belongs in the smithsonian! Your family sounds so fun and cool! It’s great that you make recipes with family members in mind.
    I can’t wait to try this recipe. It will be my breakfast tomorrow morning! (Can you tell that I also just had my morning coffee? Lol)

    1. Thanks Lucy! Hehe… do you think they’re accepting smoothie bowl artifacts now? 😉 My family really is the best. <3 Recipes made for family just mean more, ya know?
      Let me know how you like it! 🙂 Caffeine makes for the most energetic and positive days. Haha. Thanks for stopping by Lucy! 🙂

  6. First of all, that photo is JUST PLAIN GORGEOUS – frameable!! I do love puttering around in antique shops – it’s like a treasure hunt. Meantime, I am also head over heels for my blender (a Vitamix) so I know what’s going it in next! Pinned! xoxo

    1. Thanks Kate! Puttering around for treasures it the best. 🙂 Let me know how you like it if you do try it out. 🙂 xoxo

  7. This bowl is so so so delicious!!! The colour is just ridiculously pretty, I love everything purple. Pinned 🙂

    Also what a lovely story about your mom. Actually it’s one of my secret fantasies, going to a shop and find something from my childhood. I get excited, when I see candies or snacks which I used to love as a kid, I can’t even imagine, how great it must feel to find REAL stuff (like laundry rolling things :D). No, seriously, such a nice story.
    We also went to an antiques store this weekend, I have a weird fascination with old things too. Flea markets, thrift shops and antiques stores are my favourite places! I usually just buy plates, glasses and cutlery, I’m afraid to buy a blender or any kitchen machine, what if they don’t work!!!???
    Have a sunny week, you guys 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Evi! 🙂 That means a lot coming from you.

      It’s totally the best when you find something from your childhood–especially the older you get, the harder it is to actually find that stuff. And, yeah, really official antiques like laundry rolling things… Hahaha. I’m so happy you enjoyed the story. 🙂

      Isn’t antiquing just the best? 🙂 So many overlooked things that you can bring home and appreciate. The experience is just so special. Appliances: I know, right?? Hehe. Good point!
      Hope you have an awesome week too, E!

  8. So beautiful! This would be perfect before a long adventure-I wouldn’t have to eat for the rest of the day. Super jealous of your sister for getting to work in the Smithsonian! I’m a past cultural anthropologist/historian/museum curator. One of my favorite things to do was go through the kitchen utensils section of a collection and try to figure out what the heck some of it was for. Or reading people’s recipe notebooks from the 1800s.

    1. Thank you so much Megan. 🙂 Yep, so filling and so delish. 😉 Smithosonian Sis: She absolutely loved it–just loved it. History is her thang. So awesome finding out that you’re a former (?) cultural anthropologist. I’ll have the tell the sis that you’re interested in the same stuff as her. 🙂 History geeks unite! Oh, I can only imagine how cool it was to read centuries-old recipe notebooks. Food and its preparation says so much about a society, doesn’t it? Thanks for stopping by Megan! Hope you’re feeling better. xo

  9. Without even knowing your mom, I’m POSITIVE she would be into this smoothie bowl, because how could she not?? That purple color is just too gorgeous – I mean, I’d still eat it – but there would be a lot of staring at each bite ?

    1. Nice! Thanks Liz–you always say the best things. 🙂 Staring and biting is definitely encouraged here. Did that come out weird? Good! Haha. Thanks for stopping by Liz! 🙂

  10. Good Morning! You spent my favorite kind of afternoon…I love antiquing and goodness would I love to visit that store and actually hold items that Socrates once held (wink)…but I hear you! Actually, we have a place similar in town and the truth is I have not visited in years! Thank you for inspiring my upcoming weekend plans! The other thing included in my weekend plans will be this STUNNING smoothie bowl. Man – you’ve got smoothie bowls’ number! This is gorgeous!! And so yummy!!

    1. Good morning Annie! (Er… I guess it’s now evening. Shoot. Hehe.) Yes, the history there is phenomenal. Can you believe they have items dating back that far? 😉 Oh, do let me know how the place in your town is. Sometimes, a bit of an absence is good–let’s them refresh their stock and whatnot. If you try this smoothie bowl out, let me know how you like it. Thanks for stopping by and making me smile, Annie. Hope this post did the same for you. Have an awesome week! xo

  11. Hi Demeter!! This looks so easy. Love smoothie bowls, but coconut and blueberries are always the dynamic duo for me. And so filling, it’s like, I may even be able to miss my 9 o’clock snack. The presentation is so stunning!!!!

    1. Hi Laura!!! 🙂 🙂 Yup, this smoothie bowl is super, duper easy to make. I think it’s safe to say that we both agree on our flavor combos. Thanks so much L! Have a great week! 🙂

  12. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend, Demeter! Oh, that blender sounds so lovely! I absolutely LOVE pink, so I’m sure I would adore that blender. What fun antique shopping, especially for kitchen stuff.

    This smoothie bowl is gorgeous. So gorgeous that I hardly want to eat it ’cause I don’t wanna mess up how pretty it is. Been lovin’ smoothie bowls lately…so good for you, aren’t they? Your mom will definitely eat more blueberries after having this recipe. You may have started something now ’cause she’s probably gonna want you to make it for her all the time!!

    I had a busy weekend, so already looking forward to the next one and breaking out the bbq. Yay! Have a great week, girl! xo

    1. Oh, Dawn you would have TOTALLY loved it!! It was the perfect combo of cute and special in a way that only antiques can be. 😉

      Hehe. They are so, so good for you! Can’t wait to see some smoothie bowls of yours! Yeah, my mom definitely has been known for her love of smoothies.

      Hopefully next weekend is much more relaxing for ya, D. Have a good one too! xoxo

  13. Ohh my, that blender sounds so fancy and retro! You should have taken a picture so we could all look at it in awe.

    Your mom sounds pretty cool, I mean, she must have been so young when she had you if she’s still so young now right?! Lol. I totally get it by the way, I love strolling around in vintage stores as well. Who knows what we find!

    Have a great week Demeter, and keep uploading awesome stories and recipes! XOXO

    1. Hehe, right?? Fancy + retro is pretty much the perfect combo. 😉 I know!! I’m totally kicking myself for not taking a pic. You probably woulda loved it.

      Lolololol. Good one! Vintage stores are the best. 🙂

      Thanks Vivian! Same to you. xoxo.

  14. Oh I LOVE antique kitchen stuff!! I don’t know what it is about it, but I adore it… and I love thinking about the memories from other people’s kitchens attached it it. I like to give each antique thing a back story… you know, the people who owned it, where they lived, what they were like. Clearly I have too much time on my hands! You make some daaamn delicious smoothies and this bowl is no exception, Demeter!! SO gorgeous!! Love the blueberry and coconut flavors, plus all the little extras on top makes me swoon! Smoothie bowl heaven up in here! Now be a dear and get this bowl on the magical conveyor belt – I WANT! 😉 Pinned. Duh. Cheers, sweets! xo

    1. Right?!? It’s like special artifacts for our people (Kitchen People, that is… hehe). Like, this is how treasure hunters must feel when they find coffers full of coins and whatever. Oh, the back story you make up yourself is the best! Hey, we can both have too much time on our hands together. 😉 Hahaha. Conveyor belt: I’m workin on it, I’m workin on it! (If only to have your magical milkshake. <3 Thanks for pinning and, of course, your awesome witticisms. xo

  15. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend, Demeter! I bet your mom loved going to that antique store. It can be so much fun to find new treasures (as my Grandma would call it)! I’ve been on a smoothie bowl kick lately, and I have to say that this is the most gorgeous color! I absolutely love the blueberries in here. This sounds like it would be perfect for breakfast or dessert! Pinned and can’t wait to try out!

    1. It was! Nice and relaxing–what more could you ask for? 🙂 Mom was in heaven! Aw… Grandma. Well, tell her that I agree. Hehe. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for pinning. Have an awesome week, Gayle! xo