Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

Ahhh – the green smoothie.  The first time I saw my health focused coach drinking one several years back, I was appalled.  Why would someone want to drink something green?  I thought green was for vegetables, not a smoothie.

When I finally tried one, much more recently, I was blown away.  Since it had spinach, I thought it would taste leafy and salad-like.  Wow, was I wrong!  It still had a refreshing strawberry banana flavor from the other ingredients, plus a vibrant green hue.  So yes, I jumped on the green smoothie bandwagon!  

 

 

It just goes to show you should “never judge a book by its cover,” or more specifically, “never judge a smoothie by its color.”

Anyway, green smoothies have become a staple in my workout recovery regimen, but they have also entered my late-night snacking routine!  It turns out, spinach, banana, and almond milk promote better sleep and smoothies are easy to digest, making for a perfect snack before bed.  Then, getting creative with toppings to add texture, extra flavor, and even aesthetic appeal is just so enjoyable 🙂

 

 

Serves 2

Here’s what to blend together:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • very large handful spinach
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • Optional:
    • vanilla protein powder
    • 1 kiwi
    • avocado slices
    • almond butter
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1 tbsp chia or flax seeds

Here’s what to top it with:

  • banana slices
  • berries
  • granola
  • shredded coconut
  • chia seeds
  • almond butter
  • anything else you want!


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