Five ingredient tropical green smoothie bowl
Ummmm, yes, how is it already March? If it weren’t for the fact that I’ve been dying for longer days and sunnier weather I would be a little bit freaked out about how it felt like Christmas last week and now St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner. My Pinterest feed went from chocolate covered strawberries to Irish cream infused desserts pretty much overnight and I can barely keep up with it all.
I kind of want to go back to January for a bit when everyone was focusing on clean eating because I’m finding it difficult to keep myself from wanting to bake everything. To make up for the influx of the sweets that have been popping up all over the place I’ve been making sure to combat it by getting in extra servings of fruit & veggies. If I can at least make sure that I get in a decent amount of greens in I can still feel good about getting in a little extra sweet as well.
Enter scene: green smoothie bowls.
Whenever I’m craving a smoothie it’s usually something along these lines: kale and/or spinach, chia seeds, half a frozen banana, and frozen mango chunks. Depending on my mood I might throw in a chunk of ginger or whatever fruits we have in season, but this is almost always my base and it always hits this spot. If I’m in a rush I’ll just drink it like a normal smoothie, but if I have time to sit down with my breakfast I like to eat it in a bowl and add different toppings to go along with it. My current favorite topping is this gingery maple one I put on my rhubarb yogurt. So. Damn. Good.
So in between the chocolate covered strawberries and the Cadbury Creme Eggs why don’t you treat yourself to this simple green smoothie bowl. Your body will thank you for it!
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup frozen mango
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup ice cubes, (or more for thicker consistency)
- coconut fakes
- Add everything except for your toppings to a blender and blend until smooth. If you want a thicker consistency add more ice cubes or frozen mago
- Transfer the smoothie to a bowl and top with kiwi, granola, nuts, etc