The perfect creamy, delicious green smoothie bowl base ready for all of your favorite toppings!
Happy Fri-YAY. The weekend is here and spring weather is making an appearance. Life. Is. Good.
After my Chemistry final, I will have completed my third quarter of pre-reqs to apply for Dietetics programs next fall. I’m actually right at the halfway point of courses, which I absolutely cannot believe. A little under a year ago I was enrolling in my first Human Nutrition course wondering what the heck I was getting myself into. And now I’m halfway done with the requirements, and will be sending off applications to programs this fall. So crazy! Time flies when you’re having fun 😉
If there’s anything I have learned in the past three quarters of going to school while working full-time, it’s how to feed myself good food with little to no fuss. In other words, smoothies have become my best friend.
I first jumped on the smoothie train my senior year of college, and haven’t looked back since. I loved that they were a fast way to get good nutrition in me on the cheap. This does mean every roommate I’ve had since has been less than thrilled to be woken up by the sound of frozen bananas blending at an ungodly hour almost every day. Sorry about that guys.
If you don’t put greens in your smoothies, you gotta make that happen. I pinky promise you can’t taste it, and it’s an easy way to get a few servings of fruit and veggies in your life right quick. Good life choices.
I am a firm believer that smoothies should be eaten. Spoons > straws any day. A good smoothie needs to be thick, creamy and served from a bowl. In order to boost the creamy factor, you need to pull in the secret ingredient – avocado. I know, by now you think I’m completely crazy. Just hear me out. Avocado lends the most amazing creamy texture, and is packed with potassium, healthy fats, and fiber. They’ll help you stay good and full while giving you an awesome source of clean energy to start your day with. It doesn’t get much better than that.
I consider this more of a method than a recipe. I topped mine with more chopped banana, coconut and my favorite granola. You can easily customize it to use whatever fruits, greens and toppings you have on hand. Blend one of these bad boys up to get a head start on your produce servings for the day!
- 1 Cup Milk of Choice (Cashew, Almond, Coconut, etc.)
- ½ Frozen Banana, Chopped
- ¼ of an Avocado, Sliced
- 2 Cups of Spinach, Packed
- ½ Cup of Ice
- 1 Teaspoon of Chia Seeds (can sub Hemp or Flax)
- 1 Scoop of Your Favorite Protein (I like Vega One)
- 1 Teaspoon of Honey (If you like things sweet)
- Chopped Fruit, Coconut, Granola, Nuts, Seeds, etc.
- Add milk, banana, spinach, ice, avocado, honey chia seeds and protein powder if using, to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl, and top with your favorite toppings!
What are some of your favorite easy staples to whip up?
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