Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Tropics in October: Favorite Green Smoothie Bowl

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Shoutout to my brother for leaving behind his bottle of Vitamineral Green this week before heading back to Oregon. One more powder to add to my arsenal. Despite the weather cooling, my obsession with cold smoothies for breakfast continues. Honestly, I wish I liked oatmeal as much but sometimes you just can't mess with perfection.

Yesterday morning, I subbed a scoop of Vitamineral Green, which tastes like green tea and basically consists of every good-for-you green thing on the planet, for my usual handful of spinach and the results were delicious... and really, really green. A little tropical, a little spicy. If you're tired of pumpkin and apple everything, try this. It might be cold, but winter is long, and there's plenty of time to figure out oatmeal between now and May.

1 banana, chopped and frozen
Small handful frozen pineapple
1/4 - 1/2 avocado
1 tsp Vitamineral Green
1 tbsp organic maca
2 tbsp hemp protein or hemp seeds
dash of cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger
splash of water

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add more water or coconut milk if it's too thick, but not too much. Ideal consistency (in my opinion) should be like ice cream.

Transfer to a bowl and top with what inspires you. I used slivered almonds and shredded unsweetened coconut.
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Nora Gouma said...

This healthy recipe is absolutely worth to try, looks YUM as well, thank you for sharing!!!


Rachel said...

We soak oatmeal overnight and just add it to the smoothie. Well actually, at night I put oatmeal and raw nuts (and lately tiger nuts) in the bottom of the blender and cover with coconut water, then add the rest of the ingredients. I put the whole blender container in the fridge overnight and then in the morning rush all I have to do it put the container on the blender and blend.

The transcendent-linen-wearing-yogi-spice seller at our farmers market, who I swear has my mother hypnotized, told us to add a bit of black pepper to help absorb the nutrients from turmeric. Turns out there is real research there...not sure about advice to not use metal spoons because of "vibrations" though :)

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