This peach oatmeal smoothie bowl is basically like eating ice cream for breakfast! Packed with nourishing ingredients that are filling and naturally sweet, this plant-based breakfast bowl is SO delicious and makes for a beautiful & appetizing breakfast to start your day just right.
I believe I had my very first smoothie served in a bowl during a trip to Hawaii in a health bar called Choice. I remember thinking that the idea of eating a smoothie with a spoon was a little odd, but needless to say that I was shockingly amazed. Yes, smoothies can make me feel this way.
And why was it such an amazing revelation? All of the TOPPINGS, of course! Guys, you can actually pour your smoothie into a bowl and top it with all of the goodness you want. Because really, the garnishes are the whole point of enjoying your smoothie in a bowl. It's like an upgraded smoothie. A gorgeous boosted filling smoothie.
So, when you feel like a smoothie, but need something that won't make you be hungry for a while, then the solution is a smoothie bowl. It feels like eating dessert for breakfast! Blending frozen fruits create a texture somehow similar to ice cream. Ice cream that's just a little melted. You know that last spoon when enjoying ice cream? DELISH. You can load your smoothie bowl with more tasty food and healthy superfoods and scoop it away with a spoon. How does that sound?
This version of a smoothie bowl is also a little like a blended overnight oats that's filled with fruit. The raw oats make this breakfast much more filling and hearty, helps thicken the smoothie to hold on to all of the garnishes and brings a delicious slightly sweet and wheaty flavor. So. Good.
Why you will love this peach oatmeal smoothie bowl
- Easy to make and perfect to prepare with kids (let them garnish their bowl!)
- Fits many diets: gluten-free (choose the oats carefully), dairy-free and totally whole food plant based
- So versatile, use the toppings of your choice!
- Super healthy breakfast to start your day the right way
- Satisfying and filling
- So appetizing!
How to make a thicker smoothie to enjoy in a bowl
Using frozen fruits instead of fresh ones creates a better texture that holds well in a bowl and lets the garnishes hang out on top. Frozen fruits also make this bowl super refreshing and allows you to choose fruit that might not be available all year long. No need to wait for peach season to enjoy peaches!
Also, to help the garnishes stay on top, you need to include ingredients that make your smoothie thicker. In this case, the raw oats are what makes this smoothie heartier, on top of all the extra nutritious benefits they bring. You can also omit the vegan milk to make it extra thick, but in this case, you might need to take breaks to scrape the wall of the blender to help keep the blending going or use the tamper if you have a Vitamix.
Ingredients to make this peach oatmeal smoothie bowl
- Rolled oats (old-fashioned)
- Frozen peaches
- Frozen bananas
- Almond butter
- Vegan plain milk
- Toppings of your choice
How to make a peach oatmeal smoothie bowl
- I recommend to first soak the raw oats in water for about 15 minutes. This is optional, but helps soften the grain to create a super creamy and smooth texture after blended. I usually combine the oats and water first and by the time everything else is ready, then the oats are ready too.
- Then, blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Depending on how thick you want your smoothie bowl to be, you can start with less milk and use just enough to get the blades going.
- Pour into a bowl and top with more fun and delicious ingredients. Enjoy right away while still a little frozen.
Watch how to make it
Once the smoothie is in the bowl, then let the fun begin! You can really get creative with the toppings and add whatever you feel like. Try adding a combination of something crunchy, sweet and fresh. Here are great garnish ideas to top this peach smoothie bowl:
- Fruits: simply let a few frozen peach slices thaw at room temperature when you combine the raw oats and water. They should be soft by the time the smoothie bowl is ready. You can also of course use any fresh fruits you have on hand. I like to add bananas for their extra sweet flavor when making smoothie bowls. Blueberries or strawberries would work great as well.
- Granola: add something crunchy like granola to balance the creaminess from the smoothie. Try a sweet potato granola or simply a store bought one that's just a little sweet.
- Shredded coconut, chia seeds and nuts: they add texture, extra healthy fats and plant-based protein that will help you feel full longer.
- Dried or freeze-dried fruits: Dried cranberries, goji berries, blueberries or chopped dates or apricots are great to add a boost of sweetness and tangy flavor. Also try freeze-dried strawberries for their crunchy texture, especially if making bowls for kids, they love them so much.
- Creamy topping: a drizzle of coconut milk or dollop of vegan yogurt work well on smoothie bowls
Make this peach oatmeal smoothie bowl more filling
Smoothies might not be very filling, but I find smoothie bowls easier to boost with ingredients to make them a complete and satisfying meal. Add more raw oats, chia or hemp seeds or more nut butter to the blender when preparing the smoothie mixture. When garnishing your bowl, go generously on the granola, nuts and even add a handful of raw oats on top as well. You can also use protein powder when preparing the smoothie mixture to help you feel satiated longer.
Other smoothie recipes you might like
- Blackberry and zucchini smoothie
- Chocolate banana milkshake
- Vanilla chai latte smoothie
- Oat milk mango smoothie
- Watermelon banana smoothie
- Blueberry Pineapple Galaxy Smoothie
I hope you enjoy this peach smoothie bowl recipe as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Peach Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup frozen peach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter - or pumpkin butter for a nut-free recipe
- ½ cup vegan milk
- Combine the oats and water and let sit for about 15-30 minutes. This is optional, but will help blend the oats into a super smooth texture.
- Then, blend all the ingredients together in a blender until very smooth. You might need to take breaks to scrape the walls of the blender and keep the ingredients at the bottom of the blender or use your tamper if you have a Vitamix.
- Transfer to a bowl and garnish with the toppings of your choice (fresh or dried fruits, shredded coconut, chia seeds, nuts, vegan yogurt, etc). Enjoy immediately.