This Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl provides plenty of texture contrasts with toppings like granola, hemp hearts, berries and chia seeds. Having one for breakfast makes for a perfect start to the day!
In the last few weeks I fell in love with smoothie bowls! I am not sure what took me so long to get to this place, but now I am a dedicated convert.
For the last 2 years, I’ve been drinking green smoothies on and off. For most of this time, it was for lunch or snack time.
Once I went through 4 months of morning sickness while being pregnant with Olivia, I was ruined for smoothie breakfasts.
I’ve always had occasional issues with too smooth textures, but since that miserable time I just can’t handle them anymore first thing in the morning.
Until now! Now that I have finally discovered smoothie bowls for myself, all my texture issues are resolved.
Since I can spoon my smoothie right from a bowl, there are all kinds of toppings I can add, that provide plenty of texture contrasts. My favorite is homemade granola. I really have a thing for crunchy.
Smoothie bowls also solve another my dilemmas.
I love to have berries, but when added to a green smoothie they make for a very unappetizing brown-greyish color. Personally, I’ve become accustomed to ugly colored smoothies, but I still feel like I need to make excuses if someone sees me sipping on one 😉
Now, I don’t blend up my berries into the green smoothie. But instead I use them whole as a topping on a bright green smoothie bowl.
That’s where tropical made it into the name of this recipe. For the smoothie part I mainly blend yellow fruit like mango, pineapple and banana, together with coconut milk or water and spinach.
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- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- ¼ avocado
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup frozen fruit chunks (yellow)
- ½ frozen banana
- ¾ - 1 cup (coconut) milk or water
- optional sweetener like honey or maple syrup, if needed
- granola, berries, hemp hearts, ground flax or chia, maca powder, cacao nibs
- Add all smoothie ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Add as much water/milk as needed to get the blender going and to reach desired consistency.
- Fill into a breakfast bowl and add your favorite toppings of fruit, granola, nuts or seeds.