I like eating smoothies, with a spoon, in a bowl.
I know, it’s kind of weird, right?
But there is something so fabulous about enjoying a smoothie in this manner. Which is why I developed, and quickly fell head over heals in love, with my morning green smoothie bowl.
Personally, the smoothie bowl sustains my hunger for a long time. However, if you have a faster metabolism, you might need something a little more satiating.
My green smoothie bowls change daily, depending on what is in season, what I feel like that day, and more often than not, what I have on hand.
But here is a foolproof recipe you can play with to suit your own taste buds and needs.
Be warned, after you have a smoothie in a bowl, it’s hard to go back to the old glass…
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 ripe pear
½ an avocado
1 teaspoon of Maca
1 teaspoon of green powder
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
A dash of cinnamon
3-4 leaves of fresh greens
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Blend everything up until smooth and creamy, it should be quite thick, you can add more avocado or banana to thicken if needed. If you have time once the smoothie is made, pour the mixture into a bowl and place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the chia to expand and the coconut oil to set slightly.
If you don’t have time for this step, that’s fine, just put the smoothie directly into your bowl.
1 tablespoon activated almonds (soaked overnight and rinsed thoroughly)
1 tablespoon of desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon of goji berries
1 teaspoon of cacao nibs
As I mentioned above, this recipe is extremely flexible so play with your own favorite smoothie recipes, super foods and unique topping combinations. Enjoy!
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Editor: Rachel Nussbaum
Photo: Author’s own