Become a Smoothie Bowl Expert

It's summer time somewhere and from a Chinese medicine perspective this is when I tell my clients that it is safe to add in some raw fruit and veg to the diet.  In fact, the cleansing effects of a plant-based diet comes when you eat a fair amount of raw food.  This doesn't work for everyone and it certainly doesn't work for me on a consistent basis, but in summer, this is my breakfast style of choice. Making a smoothie bowl is so easy and your entire family will love to create their own. This is my favorite way to start a hot summer day.

INGREDIENTS

1 c/ frozen mango

1/2 frozen banana

1 c/spinach

1/2 avocado

1 c/ coconut milk

FOR GARNISH

1 tablespoon hempseeds

1 teaspoon Chia seeds

¼ cup mixed nuts and dried fruit

2 tablespoons buckwheat groats (I love these for the CRUNCH!)

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Assemble ingredients, except garnish,  into a Vitamix or high powered blender. Mix until smooth and creamy. You may have to work at this a bit by turning machine on and off to stir things up.  You want it to be thick like ice cream. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with garnish items.  Eat immediately.  


SHOPPING LIST:

frozen mango, frozen banana, spinach, avocado, coconut milk, hempseed, Chia seeds, mixed nuts and dried fruit, buckwheat groats, cacao nibs