Green Smoothie Bowl

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I love smoothies. They’re just such a fantastic way to pack so many essential nutrients into one tasty meal. Serving it in a bowl rather than a glass allows the colours, textures and flavours to really be on display, and eating a smoothie with a spoon, rather than gulping it down, for some reason tricks my brain into feeling fuller for longer!

Smoothie bowls are a complete nutrient dense makeover of the less than exciting bowl of cereal. The combinations you create are limited only by your imagination! When designing your smoothie bowl, think 2 parts greens, 1 part fruit, 1 part protein, 1 part healthy fat, superfoods and liquid. This recipe is great to have for breakfast, a post-workout snack or quick lunch.

Handful of any greens you have/ spoon of green powder
1 banana
½ cup almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 tablespoon each of chia, psyllium, oats, almond meal
1 tablespoon vanilla vegan protein powder
Sprinkling of hemp seeds, shredded coconut, slivered almonds to decorate

If using fresh greens, juice them straight into the blender. Add all other ingredients and blend. If the consistency is too thick, add more milk or a little water. Similarly, if it is too runny, add a little more of one of the dry ingredients. Get a little arty and decorate this bowl of goodness any way you wish. I like to top mine with hemp seeds, almonds and shredded coconut.

Hemp seeds are packed with essential fats, amino acids and protein. They are one of the few plant foods that provide all the amino acids that make a complete protein and with this quality, they do an awesome job at helping to build and repair the cells of the body as well as increasing energy levels and metabolic rate.

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