Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl

Start your day with a touch of freshness with our invigorating Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl. Packed with nutrients, this vibrant bowl will keep you energized throughout the day. Simply prepare it the night before for a stress-free morning routine. Not only is our recipe delicious, but it also ensures you get all five servings of fruits and vegetables in your day. Treat yourself to the creamy texture and rich flavors that will awaken your taste buds. Treat yourself to this health-promoting masterpiece and enjoy the power of green!

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 small ripe mango, pitted, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 100g spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 250 ml milk (unsweetened almond or coconut milk works well)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond or peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp clear honey, agave or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 4 tbsp almond flakes
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons clear honey, agave or maple syrup
  • 175g mixed fresh fruit, chopped (we used banana, mango, raspberries and blueberries)

Preparation steps

Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl

  1. Cut the bananas into slices and arrange them on a small baking tray lined with baking paper.
  2. Freeze the bananas for 2 hours until firm.
  3. If desired, transfer the frozen banana slices to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. To prepare the seed mixture, preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. In a bowl, mix seeds, coconut, almonds and cinnamon.
  6. Drizzle honey, agave syrup or maple syrup over the mixture and stir until everything is well coated.
  7. Spread the seed mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the seeds are lightly toasted.
  9. Allow the seed mixture to cool and store in an airtight container for up to a month.
  10. In a blender, combine avocado, mango, spinach, milk, nut butter, frozen banana slices, and honey (if using).
  11. Blend until the mixture reaches a thick smoothie consistency, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
  12. Divide the smoothie mixture between two bowls.
  13. Arrange the fruit on each bowl.
  14. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of the seed mixture over each bowl.
  15. Eat the Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl immediately.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

To make this Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • mixer
  • Sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoon
  • measuring cup
  • Bowls for serving

Allergen information

This Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl recipe contains the following allergens:

  • milk
  • Almonds
  • coconut
  • peanuts

Please note that if you have allergies or dietary restrictions, you can swap ingredients as needed.

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftovers of this Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, it is best to consume it fresh to enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures.

Before serving leftovers, you may need to stir the smoothie bowl as some separation may occur. You can also top it with more fresh fruit, seeds or nuts to improve the presentation and taste.

Health Benefits of Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl

The Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl is not only delicious and refreshing, but also offers numerous health benefits. This nutritious breakfast or snack option provides a powerful dose of nutrients that promote optimal well-being. Let’s dive into the incredible health benefits of this vibrant and delicious smoothie bowl:

1. Rich in fiber

The Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl contains ingredients like bananas, avocado, spinach, and chia seeds, all of which are excellent sources of fiber. Fiber helps regulate digestion, prevents constipation and promotes healthy bowel movements.

2. Rich in antioxidants

The blend of bananas, avocado and spinach in this smoothie bowl provides a powerful antioxidant boost. Antioxidants help protect your body from free radicals, which can cause cell damage and contribute to chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

3. Supports heart health

The combination of almond milk and nuts/seeds in this smoothie bowl has positive effects on heart health. Almonds, chia seeds, and flax seeds are rich in heart-healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, while coconut flakes contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can improve cholesterol levels.

4. Strengthens immunity

The presence of citrus fruits like mango in this bowl ensures a healthy dose of vitamin C, known for its immune-boosting properties. Additionally, spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals that support a strong immune system.

5. Promotes skin health

Avocado, in particular, is known for its beauty benefits. It contains healthy fats, vitamins E and C, and antioxidants that nourish the skin and help maintain a youthful appearance. Regular consumption of this smoothie bowl can contribute to a radiant complexion.

6. Energy boosting

The natural sugars found in bananas and mango provide a quick source of energy, making this smoothie bowl the ideal choice for a morning pick-me-up or pre-workout snack. Additionally, the healthy fats and proteins from almond butter, seeds, and coconut flakes help maintain energy levels throughout the day.

7. Weight management

Thanks to its high fiber and nutrient content, the Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl can help promote weight management. Fiber and protein contribute to satiety, which can reduce overall calorie intake and support healthy weight loss or maintenance.

Enjoy the fresh fruit toppings

To add even more flavor and additional nutrients, this recipe recommends topping your Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl with blended fresh fruits such as bananas, mangoes, raspberries, and blueberries. These fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that further contribute to your overall well-being.

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