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Green Smoothie Bowls

Okay, so I know it’s January and everyone has their New Year’s resolutions; workout more, drink less, and be healthier. Most are out of the whole “New Year, New Me” mode come February, and I can’t blame them. Working out in below-freezing temps is not fun, and comfort food is desirable purely as a mean to fuel energy and stay warm, right?

Thankfully, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to incorporate healthy dishes into my life in an easy and delicious way. Enter breakfast smoothie bowls. One of the biggest food trends of 2017, I have no shame bringing this trend into 2018. I am obsessed with smoothie bowls! I had always been hesitant to give them a chance; why, I don’t know. But once I finally bit the bullet and gave them a try, I was hooked. They are so delicious, tasty, and super filling, and can be made in a variety of different ways.

There is hardly any prep; it is just throwing a bunch of healthy goodness into the blender. If you have a Vitamix like I do, they are even easier to make and clean up. Also, once my fresh bananas start to get a little brown, I peel and pop those bad boys in the freezer. They are ready to go whenever you want to make a smoothie.

Currently, I have been on a green smoothie bowl kick. Take a look at my two go-to recipes.

Green Smoothie Bowl #1:

Ingredients

  • Half a bag of fresh spinach (or other leafy greens; I like the consistency of spinach, so if I am going to add kale I add a smaller portion. Don’t forget to remove the stems!)
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapples
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water, or more as needed
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • Assorted Toppings (see below)

Green Smoothie Bowl #2 (non-dairy):

Ingredients:

  • Half a bag of spinach
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1/2 cupĀ  of fresh strwaberries
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapples
  • Spoonfuls of a nut butter (I use peanut butter or almond butter)
  • Assorted toppings (see below)

Toppings:

  • Fresh fruits (I love blueberries, sliced kiwi, sliced peaches, strawberries, raspberries, and mango)
  • Flax seed
  • Chia seed
  • Hemp seed
  • Unsweetened coconut
  • Granola
  • Let you imagination run wild; the possibilities are endless!

Alexis

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