Have you ever heard of smoothie bowl? Basically it’s the same thing as smoothie, but usually a bit thicker ( with the help of avocado or extra banana), so you can eat it with the spoon and add many lovely things to it. The best thing about smoothie bowls is that you can make them into a complete nutritious meal with the simple addition of a few blend-in ingredients and toppings.
It’s a good, easy breakfast or snack, and by adding a spoon of various superfoods to your smoothie, you can make it a really powerful meal. In my smoothies I like to alternate superfoods such as spirulina, chlorella, acai or baobab powder, flax or chia seeds and aloe vera juice. Just add one or two, not too many together.
What to add to green smoothies:
Greens ( kale, spinach or chard)
Avocado for healthy unsaturated fats and richness
Sweetness from fruits such as bananas, pears and dates.
Orange for extra vitamin C and fresh taste
Nuts or spoon of nut butter for extra protein
For toppings you may choose from:
Gluten Free Granola or oats
Dessicated or flaked coconut
Any fresh berries
The green smoothie bowl is very easy to prepare and it is very versatile, so you can literally use any ingredients you have at home. Hope you enjoy it!
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 2 medium ripe bananas, previously sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup of pressed spinach/kale/chard (remove stems from kale and chard)
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups of water or unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1 Tbsp flax seed meal
- 1-2 Tbsp almond, hazelnut or peanut butter
- 2-3 dates for sweetness
- Sunflower/pumpkin/sesame/hemp seeds
- Gluten Free Granola
- Raw or roasted nuts
- Dessicated or Flaked coconut
- Fresh berries
- Cacao Nibs
- Spirulina powder
- Chlorella powder
- Acai powder
- Baobab powder
- Flax oil
- Coconut oil
- Hemp oil
- Aloe Vera juice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more water if too thick.
- Taste and adjust flavour as needed, adding dates for sweetness.
- Divide between 2 serving bowls and top with desired toppings!
The recipe is by our nutritionist Elina Dunford who runs her gluten-free recipe blog www.bowlofgoodness.com so you may find more healthy recipes there.