Everyone has their go-to green smoothie, and I am under no false impression that there aren’t already millions of superfood packed green smoothies, promising us to feel and look great. However, I am adding another one to the mix. This celebrates my love for all foods green, while still being sweet enough to not taste like grass. We’ve all been there! Making a healthy breakfast smoothie jam-packed with superfood powders, leafy greens and veg… and the result is less than palatable.
I openly admit to adding broccoli to my smoothies because it was good for me, and the result tasted… well, like raw broccoli trying to disguise itself as a breakfast bowl. It looked delicious, I’d decorated it beautifully but it was almost inedible. I suffered through it by adding loads of nut butter and granola on top, but never again.
I also often add frozen peas to smoothie bowls. But here’s the thing: they are vaguely sweet and they add a great frozen element when I don’t have any frozen banana to hand. So while I encourage you to try adding petit pois to your petit déjeuner, remember the important of the fruit and the other flavours, too.
Health shouldn’t have to be something we suffer through, but something that tastes as delicious as it makes us feel. A green smoothie should taste good enough to be something we look forward to and not just for the health benefits. Life is too short to drink bland smoothies, live a little and let this creamy smoothie bowl brighten up your mornings (broccoli and pea free!).
I’ve also used TAPPED Birch Water in my smoothie bowl as the liquid, rather than milk or water. I really like the subtle flavour of these drinks added to smoothies, and with very little sugar, they are super refreshing. I’ve used the original flavour but my favouite has to be the ginger!
Baobab-Birch Bliss Green Smoothie
Serves 1 – smoothie bowl
1 banana (previously frozen in chunks)
1 avocado, in chunks
½ courgette, chopped
5cm cucumber, chopped
¾ – 1 full carton TAPPED original birch water (more water will make a thinner smoothie)*
1 large handful spinach
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp moringa powder
½ tsp baobab
1 tbsp pea protein, optional
Topping suggestions: granola, nuts, seeds, banana slices, blueberries, hemp hearts, peanut butter, cacao nibs…
- Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. Add more liquid to make a drinkable smoothie rather than this creamy smoothie bowl. Top with desired toppings.
* equally use coconut water, nut-based milk, water or a fruit juice to switch it up.
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