You would probably have expected that I would munch on leafy greens from morning till night but NOPE. I have always been struggling with eating my greens. They are so hard to digest! Nevertheless, greens are super healthy, and I am trying to include a handful or two into my diet at least once a week (that’s embarrassing, I know). Not eating enough greens will cost me at least a year of my life, that’s for sure 🙈.
My neighbor, a grey-haired old lady, grows a very fancy looking spinach. She can’t eat it herself because she has to limit her vitamin K intake. So there we are, one who would like but can’t eat greens and one who can eat but won’t eat greens. Whenever we have a chat at the garden fence, she is handing over a bunch of her spinach. Since I don’t like to discard food, I feel pressed to use it. That’s the reason why I came up with this Green Smoothie Bowl recipe. And I am so glad I did because it’s so delicious and not leafy at all!
You were wondering why this smoothie so utterly creamy? It’s because the base is made of frozen bananas and a half avocado. Usually I allow bananas to defrost for my Smoothie Bowls. In this Green Smoothie Bowl recipe I use frozen bananas because all other ingredients are not frozen, and I wanted it to be thick. I added two cups of spinach, a pinch of vanilla bean, one teaspoon wheat grass and a cup of oat milk – voila, Hello Green Smoothie!
Avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fats. Adding fats to leafy greens make them much easier to digest. Blending greens is another way to help your digestive system to break up the nutrients easily. If you are not into smoothie bowls yet, make this Green Smoothie a dessert and share with your friends or family. The fluffy pink creme on top is coconut yogurt mixed with beet powder. It’s not included in the recipe, but it’s basically one cup of coconut yogurt, two teaspoon maple syrup and a half teaspoon beet powder for two small jars.
Have you ever seen pink currants? Don’t say no because you just stared at them (probably open-mouthed). When we moved into our garden back in 2009, there were a couple of red, white and black currant bushes – and a pink one. I had never seen them before; I guess it’s a hybrid of red and white currants. I love them! Pink currants are so pretty!
What about you? Do you like leafy greens? Or do you like green smoothies? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you 😘😘.
Green Smoothie Bowl
Easy to make Green Smoothie Bowl with spinach and avocado, gluten-free and vegan.
- 2 cups spinach tightly packed
- 2 medium-sized frozen bananas
- ½ avocado
- 1 tsp wheat grass
- ¼ tsp vanilla bean
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp berries of choice
- edible flowers
Wash and dry spinach.
Blend frozen banana, avocado, spinach, wheat grass, vanilla bean and oat milk.
Transfer to a bowl and top with banana slices, berries and edible flowers.