The Green Smoothie Bowl

 

 

Okay, I’m not gonna lie..  I’m not really a smoothie person, I can appreciate why people do love them, you get lots of goodness in one quick hit, but I like texture, and crunch. So I’ve never been very tempted by the smoothie thing, or even smoothie bowls before… 

 

But then..  I was visiting my friend Tor in San Francisco and spotted this healthy looking little take out spot, thinking, in the name of research, I should try something. So we got smoothie bowls for breakfast.. Who knew?! (Well, probably a lot of people, but not me). So good!

 

Tor had an acai bowl, topped with granola, nuts, seeds, cocao nibs, other yummy things and fruit, while I went for the green smoothie bowl, made with spinach, coconut, mango etc.. Topped again with a range of crunchy, chewy and soft goodies. I was sold!

 

So when I came back I decided this was going to be my new thing! Make a routine, smoothie bowl every morning. It hasn’t quite happened that way but that’s okay I like variety too. J

 

What’s good about the green smoothie bowl is you get a hit of veg early on. If I know I’m going to have a crazy day without the chance to eat as many greens as I’d like, then at least I know I started the day with some and feel energised and good from my breakfast!

 

There’s also mango in the smoothie, so not just greens for breakfast, it’s sweetened with coconut palm syrup, adding medjool dates would also work really nicely or any sweetening syrup of your choice, honey, maple..

 

 

So here you go. My green smoothie bowl.

 

Flesh of 1 mango

3 big handfuls washed spinach

½ avocado

1 tsp maca powder

1 tsp lucuma powder

150ml coconut water

1 tbsp almond butter

juice half lime

squeeze of coconut palm syrup, maple syrup, - to taste

or a 1-2 medjool dates

 

Toppings

 

Granola of choice – my quinoa granola would go really nicely-

Toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds,

Toasted coconut flakes,

Cocao nibs,

Bee pollen,

Chia seeds,

Toasted nuts – pistachio, cashew, almonds, hazelnuts..

Siced seasonal fruits – banana’s always a winner, blueberries go very well, but if you see something you like, why not chop it up and add it!