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Healthy Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are the new thing. Well...they're an older-new thing and I'm probably just late to the party.
With smoothie bowls, the possibilities are endless. I love that they are more substantial and hearty because you can add toppings. I also love the additional texture and separation of flavors.
It's nice to grab and go with a regular smoothie, but a smoothie bowl is awesome for those days when you want to sit down and relax while eating your breakfast.
And your smoothie bowl breakfast will seem like dessert with a blueberry cheesecake smoothie bowl!
Creamy, naturally sweet, full of fresh flavor - plus a little crunch with the Spiced Oat Flax Crumbs (more about those later!)
Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl
A slightly-thick and creamy mixture comes together when cashew milk, non-dairy vanilla yogurt, fresh organic blueberries, and soaked cashews meet in the blender.
For the creamiest smoothie, I recommend soaking the cashews overnight. However, you can also soak them in hot water for at least thirty minutes and they will soften up a bit.
I totally talk up cashew milk every where I go because it's the creamiest nut milk out there. SO good! It makes for the perfect smoothie base. Plus it's chock full of protein, antioxidants, and magnesium (among other vitamins and nutrients). You can make your own, but I buy store-bought. Homemade nut milks are not a territory I have ventured into yet.
As for the yogurt, I usually go for vanilla coconut or almond milk yogurt. You could buy a plain yogurt and add a splash of vanilla extract if you're not impressed with the added sugar some store-bought flavored yogurts contain (always read the labels!)
Spiced Oat Flax Crumbs
...Or should I say smoothie bowl "cheesecake crust substitute" + healthiness + DELICIOUS. I could eat this little concoction on it's own!
Spiced with cinnamon and tweeted with maple syrup, flax meal and rolled oats blend together to answer the need for a crust for these blueberry cheesecake smoothie bowls! The mixture is crumbly and makes for a lovely contrast to the creamy smoothie underneath.
Another great topping is hemp seeds, which I try to add to anything because I am in love with their nutritional benefits.
Optional toppings that would work: coconut flakes, other types of berries, chia seeds, additional dollops of yogurt, etc.
I always recommend buying organic ingredients when you can. Read: Why Should You Buy Organic?
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup cashew milk
- ½ cup non-dairy vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup soaked cashews
Spiced Oat Flax Crumbs:
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons ground flax
- 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ cup blueberries
- Spiced Oat Flax Crumbs
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- Blend together blueberries, cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk), cashews, and non-dairy yogurt. Pour into a large bowl.
Spiced Oat Flax Crumbs
- Blend together rolled oats, flax, and cinnamon until it resembles crumbs. Mix in maple syrup.
Top it off
- Add the blueberries, spiced oat flax crumbs, hemp seeds, and any other topping you want on top! Dig in and enjoy.