Green Smoothie Bowls

Green Smoothie BowlsFrozen bananas? Better yet, wait until they are almost fully specked with black dots and eat them OR freeze them? I mean really guys. Who waits that long on a banana? I give up on boiling water as it is let alone wait on a banana to turn almost black. Why wait, one might ask? I asked the same question and was surprised to find the answer. Ripe and spotty bananas contain more fiber than an unripe banana and they contain a higher level of antioxidants and a substance that combat abnormal cells in your body. (Note: the bananas in the photo are unripe as the ripe and spotty bananas were doing their job in the freezer).

Now, that I have hopefully shown you the benefits of ripe bananas and you are on board. I will give you a bit of advice. When you visit your local grocer ask for the bananas that are overly ripe. They may be on sale or hiding somewhere. I went to Whole Foods and saw cases of them under the produce bins. The kids and I love to peel them, break them into little 1 inch pieces and freeze them for banana ice cream and today’s recipe, Green Smoothie Bowls. Our breakfasts are almost always oatmeal or smoothie bowls because they are both filled with fiber and help your body maintain a health blood sugar level until lunch time, hence no crashes (or meltdowns).

Again, this week I will post recipes that will get you and your family on your way to incorporating a plant-based diet. Next week, on Monday you will have a full day of recipes and a shopping list.

What does this do for me? The most asked question when I make someone a smoothie bowl and pack it with fruits and veggies. You can always be sure in your answer when you say, these smoothie bowls are packed with calcium, vitamin C and E, protein, essential fats, fiber and antioxidants. Although, once they taste them it wont even matter…its that delicious shopping list to start your Meatless Monday! I know you can do it!

Green Smoothie Bowls

Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free
Servings: 4


  • 6 ripe bananas, frozen (peel bananas, cut into 1 inch pieces and freeze in container)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 – 6 ounce containers of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cold water

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  1. Place ingredients into a high power blender
  2. Blend 30 seconds on high, then stir and blend another 30 seconds on high
  3. Pour into bowls (tip: put bowls in the freezer during preparation to keep them cold) and top with fruit and sunflower seeds
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