How To: Make Your Own – Trendy Green Smoothie Bowl

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I’ve never been so into smoothies as a meal.

Sure, as an on-the-go snack or to quench the thirst on a hot day, sign me up. But I feel like in order to truly be satisfied, I need to chew my food, not drink it.

Then I see this new hashtag all over instagram – #smoothieinabowl. Light bulb moment. All the best qualities of the smoothie but with all the toppings and chew of a good breakfast. This is a bandwagon I was ready to jump on.

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So when I was generously gifted some Zespri Sungold Kiwifruit, my first ever green smoothie bowl was born. The best part about this whole smoothie bowl movement is the toppings. It’s like being at your local self serve frozen yogurt bar, only it’s breakfast! I went with some more deliciously sweet kiwis, toasted coconut flakes, and peanut butter, but the kitchen is your oyster!

And wouldn’t you know it, there is a whole two handfuls of baby spinach in that bowl. Well on your way to getting your daily dose of green vegetables and it’s not even noon! Perfect start for the first morning back to school.

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Jump on the smoothie bowl bandwagon with me and quench your thirst AND your hunger all at once! #breakfastwin

Dara

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Trendy Green Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Website Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 banana (frozen)
  • 2 Large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 Cups almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp almond or peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed

Toppings

  • almond or peanut butter
  • coconut flakes
  • sliced kiwi
  • chia seeds
  • granola
  • toasted nuts or seeds

Note

These smoothie bowls are easily adaptable to whatever fruit you have on hand - frozen pineapple or mango would be delicious in place of the berries. Add whatever toppings you like! If you want it a little thicker, add a handful of ice to your blender.

Directions

1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Divide between two bowls and top with toppings of your choice.
3. Leftover smoothie will keep in the fridge for a couple days.

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