I am not Popeye’s girl means likes spinach too much. I have not tried spinach as of yet in the raw form but love it in curries or breads. This morning I decide check out my ability to try raw spinach by making this green smoothie bowl: paleo, vegan option. It is almost brunch for me, as I decided adding the ingredient into the smoothie bowl.
While growing up red spinach was one of my favorites, but hard to get it here. I always used to ask my grandma to make curries for me. I am missing them badly here. I made this paleo vegan green smoothie bowl with, spinach, green grapes, mango, banana, avocado and almond milk. Best part is the sweetness comes from the fruits. I didn’t add any sugar.
I used about 1 ½ cup spinach, you can use up to 2 cups if you want. Green fruits and vegetables are loaded with important vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and folate, as well as phytochemicals and fiber. Eating a diet rich in green produce can help maintain bone and teeth health and reduce risk of getting some cancers. Lutein present in green veggies and fruits help vision. It also fights harmful free-radicals and boost immune system activity.
Once I made it I just did a taste test with little spoon before transferring into a bowl, trust me I was so amazed, it is delicious. I couldn’t find the taste of raw spinach even though it is the star. Also, sweetness of mango, grapes and banana balanced well with creaminess of avocado. You won’t miss any sweetener in this. Next time try this for your breakfast, it is so yummy.
Another thing which I love about this smoothie bowl is that you can go wild with toppings, I added banana, blueberries, mango and hemp seeds. You can add your own favorite topping nobody will stop you.
Start your day with this green goodness.
Green Smoothie Bowl: Plaeo, Vegan
- 1 ½ cup spinach packed
- 1 banana
- ½ cup chopped mango or small mango
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup green grapes
- In a blender or food processor process all ingredients for smoothie bowl into fine consistency and transfer to a bowl and top with toppings.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.