Coconut Yogurt Chia Seed Smoothie Bowl


Admit it: you’ve seen your share of smoothie bowls on Instagram and Pinterest. You know those breakfast bowls: they’re colorful, full of fruits and look like something you need to hit up a trendy cafe to enjoy.

So I hope you’re excited to learn that smoothie bowls — like the absurdly popular acai bowl recipes — are super easy to make right at home. No need to hit up the closest hipster hangout or over-priced raw bar. This Coconut Yogurt Chia Seed Smoothie Bowl is the perfect way to kickstart your mornings, made in the comfort of your own cozy kitchen in just 5 minutes!

By using coconut yogurt in this recipe, I’ve kept it dairy free, but still packed with flavor and creamy texture. I’ve added chia seeds, one of my favorite sneaky superfoods, for extra nutrients, as well. I’ve used blueberries to add some color and a heap of antioxidants, but you can use your favorite berries. Let’s make this photo-worthy breakfast!

Coconut yogurt chia seed smoothie bowl ingredients - Dr. Axe

Start by adding the first 6 ingredients to a blender or food processor and blending until nice and smooth. Those benefit-rich blueberries give this coconut yogurt smoothie bowl that lovely hue.

Coconut yogurt chia seed smoothie bowl recipe - Dr. Axe

Place the blended mix in an airtight container and let it chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Then add the smoothie mix to a bowl and go wild with the toppings! I love adding sliced berries, coconut flakes, hemp seeds or even almonds for a dose of healthy fats. Don’t forget to take a photo of your awesome coconut yogurt chia seed smoothie bowl before serving and enjoying!

Total Time

5 minutes



Meal Type



  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 4 dates, pitted and halved
  • 2 cups coconut milk yogurt
  • ¼ cup coconut water
  • 1 small container of blueberries
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • TOPPINGS: hemp seeds, sliced strawberries, blackberries, raspberries


  1. Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Place in an airtight container and allow to chill for 20 minutes prior to serving.
  3. Add to bowls and top with hemp seeds, sliced strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.

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  1. Diana on

    Dr Axe, I bought some coconut yogurt not too long ago with the thought of avoiding Dairy. When I got home and looked at the label it was packed with sugar and no protein. Is there a brand new recommend? Or all coconut yogurts high in sugar?

  2. Elizabeth on

    How is coconut milk or yogurt good for you? I see the saturated fat content being very high and the protein is very low.

  3. Vineeta on

    Hello Dr Axe, Can you suggest me some of the best organic brands of Chia Seeds that I can order online? Also, can i include Yogurt(dairy) in this meal?

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Hi Vineeta, there are many great organic chia seed brands. I can’t recommend just one! As for the substitution, I don’t personally recommend conventional dairy yogurt. I would try goat or sheep milk yogurt instead.


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