HEALTH & WELLNESS

Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl

July 20, 2015

If you follow Instagram accounts that post healthy recipes, you are already aware that smoothie bowls are the biggest brekkie trend right now – and if you’ve ever had one, you would know why. No matter which type your palette leans towards; tropical fruit, creamy avocado or leafy grinds, they are all equally nutrient packed […]

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Green Goodness Smothie Bowl

If you follow Instagram accounts that post healthy recipes, you are already aware that smoothie bowls are the biggest brekkie trend right now – and if you’ve ever had one, you would know why. No matter which type your palette leans towards; tropical fruit, creamy avocado or leafy grinds, they are all equally nutrient packed and super tasty.

Although most know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it gets neglected due to people having lack of time in the morning. If you happen to fall under this category, you will be happy to know that my bowls can be made in under three minutes. To keep you fuller longer, you need a smoothie bowl that ‘s best eaten with a spoon. So, basically extra thick! This means less liquid than a regular smoothie you drink, resulting in a rich, creamy, thick consistency. Throwing your fave fruit or veggie elements in a bowl allows you to go craze on super tasty toppings like; shaved coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts, blueberries, gogji berries and even dragon fruit. Yesterday’s version on Instagram I kept a little paired down in comparison to what you see below with only hemp, chia, coconut and blueberries but it kept me full for hours.

Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl

While I usually opt for acai berry bowls (you can find my recipe here) for obvious reasons, when I feel like I have been low on my greens consumption, I turn to what I call my “Green Goodness” bowl. Yes, I am fully aware that veggie packed smoothies can sometimes taste like a mowed lawn but I promise you this bowl which contains apple, avocado, agave nectar, ginger, cinnamon and blueberries; topped with amazing super foods, totally masks the taste of the disease fighting nutrients from the spinach you get in each mouthful.

What You’ll Need

1/3 Cucumber

1/4 Apple

1/4 Avocado

3 Cubes of frozen spinach or 2 handful of fresh spinach (I prefer to use fresh)

1 Small piece of fresh, peeled ginger (size of fingertip)

1 Cup of coconut water

1 Teaspoon of cinnamon

1 Handful of ice cubes if you’re not using frozen spinach

Optional: 1 scoop of Vega vanilla protein powder and a sweetener of your choice (I usually go with agave nectar)

Suggested toppings: Gogji berries, unsweetened shaved coconut, blueberries, kiwi, chia seeds, hemp hearts, strawberries and dragonfruit

Method

Finely chop ginger, apple, cucumber and avocado and place in blender with spinach. Add coconut water, cinnamon, ice cubes, vanilla protein powder and agave nectar, then blend on high until desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and top with any fresh fruit or super foods you have on hand. And enjoy!

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