Start your day off right with this simple and delicious green smoothie bowl.
I know I’ve been going on and on about hating the heat and being ready for fall and fall flavors. While that is absolutely true, I still can’t bring myself to cook fall food while it’s still 90 and humid. I may want savory hot oatmeal and apples and cinnamon in everything, but what I’m actually eating are berries and fruits and anything that doesn’t require the oven. I mentioned earlier this summer that I gave in to the trend and discovered the wonder of smoothie bowls. The smoothie bowl love is still going strong and my breakfast routine often involves this green smoothie bowl.
Similar to my basic green smoothie recipe, this green smoothie bowl involves spinach, banana, mango and almond milk for the base. But because smoothie bowls are thicker and heartier, I use less almond milk and add 1/4 of an avocado to add to the creaminess. Pour into a bowl and top with whatever fruits or nuts you desire.
The toppings and avocado make this feel much more like a real meal to me, and it actually keeps me full until lunch. No snacks needed! Now that is saying something. Seriously, unless I eat something enormous or eat an egg, I pretty much always need a snack by 11 am. But not with a green smoothie bowl! So give it a try and enjoy this last real weekend of summer. Hope everyone has a great long weekend!
Green Smoothie Bowl
Makes: 1 serving
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- ½ cup frozen mango*
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ avocado
- 1 TBSP milled flax seed (optional)
- some combination of sliced peaches, strawberries, blueberries, coconut flakes and granola for toppings
Add the spinach, mango, frozen banana, almond milk, avocado, and flax seed (if using) to a blender and blend on high speed until fully mixed. Add additional almond milk if desired, but you’re looking for a thick consistency. Pour into a bowl, top with sliced fruit, granola, coconut or other toppings as desired.
*feel free to use another frozen fruit instead of mango