I love green smoothies – I have them pretty much every day during the week at 10am to fight my explosive hanger. Although I experience FOMOF (fear of missing out on food) practically every second and hate to eat the same thing over and over again, my smoothie always stays the same. It’s not that it’s hard to find new recipes, one Google search will return approx. 10,900,000 results. It’s more about time and effort – I know the recipe, I have the ingredients, I want it to get done so it has to have as little thought as possible. I have accepted my status quo weekday smoothie life – it’s fine, my varying lunches makes up for it ^___^.
The weekend is a different story though. This is where we shake things up (hehe punny!). Thank god for Green Smoothie Co. Thanks to them I have been making new concoctions left right and center. Yesterday I wanted something different, something mesmerizing and compelling, not your usual smoothie. I took some inspiration off the mean streets of Instgram and decided to come up with my own take on the is-it-a-drink-or-is-it-cold-soup phenomenon.
The obvious question about smoothie bowls is, is it a meal or is it a snack? Well it depends! Do you want a light quick and easy meal as you have eaten/plan on eating a lot today? Then meal. Or, do you get super hangry between meals and need a snack that isn’t a solid log of sugar to get you through? Then snack! Don’t starve yourself, it’s not worth the emotional turmoil!
As mentioned, in this post, spinach is a powerhouse when it comes to detoxification – its dark green leaves are a direct result of the leaf absorbing sunlight which then converts to chlorophyl which means eating dark leafy greens is like eating sunshine! These plants are excellent at managing any build up in the liver which is why it is ideal to consume green smoothies every day.
- 1 banana, chopped (frozen banana gives a better texture but fresh is fine)
- 1 cup non sweetened almond milk
- 1 large handful of baby spinach (don’t be shy)
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 1 Green Smoothie Company Green Is Good sachet
- To top (all optional but delicious – or use whatever you have at home):
- 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon pepitas
- 2 tablespoons fresh raw almonds, chopped
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Few twists of cracked vanilla
- Add all the smoothie ingredients into a blender and blend until super smooth.
- Pour into your loveliest bowl.
- Top with all of your favourite toppings – I have outlined mine above, however anything like fresh strawberries, figs, dates or other fruit, nuts and seeds are excellent healthy additions to your bowl. If this is going to be a meal, feel free to bulk it up with chia seeds, oats or raw granola – the smoothie is an excellent replacement for milk over muesli!
- Consume immediately or within the day – note it will probably turn brownish if left in the fridge for a few hours but it will still taste great.