Drink your veggies! (+matcha smoothie bowl)

This is a short and sweet post, with one request – always, always add veggies to your smoothies!  My go-to is dark leafy greens, like spinach and kale (I promise you won’t taste them if you add some sweet fruits like berries and banana!).  Add ins like chia, flax, and nut butters also turn up regularly in the mix, but I am always on the lookout for new ones.  Matcha has been a hot ingredient for a little while (it’s powdered green tea leaves), but I’d never tried it before – and I’d also never made a smoothie bowl!  So here’s to killing 2 birds with one stone:

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The best thing about smoothie bowls is that you can put toppings on for more texture – and get as artsy as you want!  I’m not super big into spending lots of time staging food, but for smoothie bowls it’s pretty easy and the ROI is great.  Under all that granola, coconut, and fruit, there’s an extra-thick matcha smoothie.

Matcha smoothie bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large handful fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp matcha powder

Directions

Blend all ingredients until smooth and top with fruit, nuts, and granola of choice.  Makes 2 servings (save one for breakfast tomorrow!).

Want to check out some more interesting ingredients?  Click the blue frog at the bottom for the full RecipeRedux link up!  If you need some more ideas of how to incorporate veggies into smoothies, this round up is EXCELLENT:

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From helloglow!

4 thoughts on “Drink your veggies! (+matcha smoothie bowl)

  1. I haven’t yet jumped into the realm of smoothie bowls yet, but I’m on a matcha kick so must try this one out! xo

    • Just use a little less liquid and voila: it’s a bowl instead of a smoothie. I like having the added texture of toppings too – sometimes I don’t want to drink a meal. And yes! Matcha in more things!

    • Thank you and THANK YOU! The apron was a gift from my cousin, who is no longer with us, so when I get compliments on it I feel like her good sense of style is still out there in the world :)

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