Green Smoothie Bowl with Coconut

Eat | February 25, 2019

Green Smoothie Bowl with Coconut

by Carrieann Gillert

Smoothies are good for on the go. However, what if you have time to sit and enjoy a meal? That’s where smoothie bowls come in. Think of them as a smoothie’s cousin; thicker and more nutritionally dense. No need for a straw…use a spoon! This smoothie bowl is naturally sweet, energizing and rich in fiber.

 Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2

 Smoothies Bowl Ingredients:

  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 handful of green kale (remove stems)
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups of unsweetened non-dairy milk (soy, nut, coconut)
  • 2 tablespoons of nut butter (almond, peanut, hazel nut)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

 Toppings:

  • Shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Raw or roasted nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazel nuts)
  • Hemp seed
  • Fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)

 Instructions:

  1.  In a blender, add all smoothie ingredients
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy; be careful not to over-blend
  3. Divide between two bowls
  4. Add toppings

  Notes:

  • For nut allergies, omit nut butters and nut toppings. Instead use plant-based protein powder.
  • Frozen bananas are a must for the creamy consistency. Don’t forget to peel the bananas before you freeze them.
  • If frozen berries are not available use fresh. However, the consistency might not be as creamy.
  • If the mixture is too thick slowly add more non-dairy milk and blend.