It’s been almost 48 hours since I shared this blog publicly for the first time and I am seriously speechless. We already have over 1,000 pageviews!! What! I can’t even begin to describe how exciting it is that you’re here, and to know that there is already a community of people who are feeling inspired by the delicious yums and beauty chats from just these first few posts. It’s as if the dreams I’ve kept in a far away place are now close within my reach like ripening fruit on a tree…except the tree is still 40′ tall to my 5’2″ and only accessible by a ladder built by my own sweat and tears, but I should be fine, right?
Since I can’t eat my dreams just yet, I decided to treat myself to something sweet by whipping up a delicious green machine smoothie bowl instead. Vibrant, refreshing, and jam-packed with nutrients, this smoothie bowl is not one to miss, especially if you’re about to tackle your goals head-on. We’ll call it “healthy af” liquid encouragement. 😉
Making your own smoothie bowls at home not only helps save money you might normally spend at your local (probably delicious, yet expensive) smoothie shop, but it also gives you an opportunity to experiment with different flavor combinations and techniques to find what works best for you. And did I mention that it’s way cheaper? Ok, just checking.
While many of these ingredients are adaptable to whatever you have on hand, the one ingredient that I really encourage you to try is frozen avocado. Frozen aguacate (avocado in Spanish) adds a rich color and delicious creaminess to green smoothies, with a texture similar to frozen bananas. Trust me when I say it makes a world of difference. Freeze 1 avocado, cubed (don’t worry about any particular size or uniformity – it’s all going into the blender anyway), with 2 tsp of fresh lime juice in a freezer-safe ziploc bag. Make sure to press out as much air as possible before sealing shut, and place in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.
Just like with the smoothie itself, the toppings you choose are completely customizable. For this recipe, I sprinkled on some chia seeds, bee pollen (loaded with vitamins and antioxidants), granola for a bit of crunch, chunks of kiwi, and topped it all off with a light drizzle of raw local honey. Between just that sentence alone and the mouthwatering pictures above, I’m about ready to drop everything and make an emergency trip to the nearest grocery store. Meet you there?
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Ingredients (Yields 2 smoothie bowls)
- 3 Ripe Kiwi
- 1 Avocado, frozen
- 1/2 Cup Pineapple chunks, frozen
- 1 Cup Baby Kale (or any greens of your choice), packed
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
- Combine all ingredients in a large blender, making sure to add light-weight ingredients (like greens) first, followed by the fruit, almond milk, then honey.
- Cover and blend on high until your mixture is smooth and thoroughly combined.
- Serve in a bowl and top with 3-5 of your favorite toppings. Enjoy!