Upgrade Your Smoothie to a Green Smoothie Bowl

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It’s a well-established fact that I’m a super-fan of super-nutritious, super-powered green smoothies. They’re packed with nutritionally dense goodness, from the healthy fats to vitamins and minerals to antioxidants. But drinking smoothies from a straw can get – well, boring. Sometimes I just miss chewing!
Smoothie bowls are a great way to switch up your breakfast. Just pour it into a bowl, top with your favorite ingredients, and eat it up with a spoon! You’ll get an extra dose of nutrition from your toppings and you can use whatever you want. You’ll get the satisfying mouth feel from your toppings, and eating it with a spoon will slow you down so you can savor your breakfast a little more.

Suggested toppings include:

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  • More fruit!
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Granola
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon
  • Anything that sounds good, honestly.

And just like you can use any toppings that sound good to you, you can use any of your favorite green smoothie recipes. Here’s one of mine from The DASH Diet Cookbook:

Green Avocado Smoothie

Serves 2

  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 3/4-1 cup water [1/2 – 3/4 cup for thicker smoothie bowl consistency]
  • 1 green apple, chopped
  • 2 small kiwi fruit, peeled and halved
  • 1 small avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 tangerine, peeled and separated into segments
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Place the kale and water in a blender. Start blending on low, as the kale begins to break down, increase to medium speed until it is completely broken down and smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, and blend on medium to high speed until desired consistency is achieved, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.


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2 Responses to Upgrade Your Smoothie to a Green Smoothie Bowl

  1. Jessie Gray February 11, 2020 at 1:13 pm #

    Can you substitute the kiwi fruit for another fruit? I am allergic to kiwi.

    • Dr. Mariza February 12, 2020 at 8:08 am #

      Hi Jessie, just have it without the kiwi, and you’re all set! 🙂

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