[RECIPE] Chia seed & avo smoothie bowl

Add variety to your smoothie repertoire by blending in a mix of conventional drinkable smoothies with on-trend smoothie bowls.

They offer the same tastes and ingredient combinations but with a slightly different consistency for an edible alternative.


  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, berry or vanilla flavour
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp xylitol
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ cup ice

Chia seeds are a rich source of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. The seeds are also a great plant-based source of protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids.


  1. Blend the rice milk, ½ of the banana, ice, avocado, and 1 teaspoon of the xylitol until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and top with the blueberries, kiwi, chia seeds, remaining ½ banana, and a drizzle of honey.

Rice milk is lactose-free and vegan-friendly, which makes it a popular milk alternative. Its natural sweetness is ideal for use in smoothies, breakfasts or teas and coffees.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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