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We've all tried green smoothies or monsters right?
If you haven't then what are you waiting for!?
They're the simplest, fastest, most satisfying breakfast you can make. . .
. . .(except for oatmeal of course, it may not be as fast but it is just as satisfying).
Now you know me I'm a health nut. I get over-excited about nutrition facts and finding out new things I never knew before. So naturally I like to through spinach at my smoothie. Or I should say "into my smoothie". The best part is, it tastes like dessert and yet its ridiculously healthy and far from it. I must admit that when I first discovered the green monster a few years ago, I was kind of skeptical and weirded out by it. But not anymore. Now I am obsessed with spinach in my smoothies. I really love the way I feel after eating one of these. A full serving of greens for breakfast (or lunch/snack) is so hydrating and refreshing. I think blending the spinach/greens helps you digest them better and get the most nutrients out of them. When you think about it, your body doesn't have to work as hard to break down the food and get feed you the vitamins and minerals. It's a world of health in a glass or should I say bowl?
Yes, that's right I love my smoothies served in a bowl. There's something about getting to top your smoothie with fresh berries, fruits, nut butters, and granola that is just too much fun to pass up. It's like an ice cream bar! But for breakfast!
I have to say I just drool over Kath Eats' smoothie-in-a-bowls and all of her oatmeal/breakfast creations. I owe her a big thank you for showing me something so simple as serving a smoothie in a bowl.
The frozen banana makes this super thick and creamy. Perfect for a hot day when you want something ice cold.
Ahh, convenience in a blender with barely any clean up. If you do serve this in a glass, its the easiest thing to take with you on the run or for your commute to work. Now you have no excuses not to make a nutritious breakfast.
Simple Green Smoothie in a Bowl (serves 1)
- 1 large frozen banana slices
- 1 nice big handful baby spinach
- 1/3 -1/2 cup skim milk (or milk of your choice. I love using almond milk when I have it in the house)
- Pretty self explanatory. Put spinach and banana in blender. Then add the milk and blend away until smooth and creamy. You may need to give the mix and quick stir part way through depending on how powerful your blender is (I clearly need a new one).
- Pour and top away!
- Love Grown Foods sweet cranberry pecan granola
- 1 big tbsp organic natural peanut butter
- Pitted fresh cherries
- Sliced strawberries
- Sprinkle of shredded coconut
I know it doesn't look like there are any berries in there, but I promise you they are there. It got a little melt-y while photographing.
See I told you they're in there!
I really enjoy having this for lunch some days when I don't feel like making a salad. I could probably live on green monster smoothies and be the happiest person E-V-E-R!
There will be more variations to come, that's for sure.