How about starting your day with this filling protein rich green smoothie bowl? You get lots of veggies, plenty of protein and good healthy fats. And after a few days of celebrating Easter, I suspect you’re feeling ready for a lighter and greener start to the day.
I often make green smoothie bowls. The kids love them and it’s a great way to get them to eat more veggies. And the same goes for myself, actually. In this recipe, I added a handful of edamame beans. They add a surprisingly nice texture to the smoothie and they also add a nice bit of protein which makes this smoothie bowl a bit more filling.
Meanwhile I’m in Madrid eating tapas. That’s nice for sure but very meat-rich compared to my usual diet. I’m beginning to look forward to going home so I can make green smoothie bowls like this one for a nice change.
SERVES 1 PERSON
- 200g of broccoli (frozen)
- 50g of spinach (fresh or frozen)
- 50g of Edamame beans (precooked and deshelled, frozen)
- 30g of banana (frozen if you have)
- zest from 1 organic orange
- 1 small handful of fresh basil
- 0,5 cup (1 dl) of coconut milk
- 0,5 tsp of vanilla powder
TOPPINGS – HERE’S WHAT I USED:
- fresh blueberries
- cacao nibs
- nutty granola
2. Pour all ingredients (minus the toppings, obviously) into your blender. I have a Vitamix blender which I love dearly. Blend until you have a creamy greenie (green smoothie).
3. Pour the green smoothie into a bowl, choose your toppings and eat with a spoon.
If you want to add extra protein, I recommend 1 tablespoon of Great Lakes Gelatin (the green one).