A picture-perfect Green Smoothie Bowl made with just 6 simple ingredients. this high-protein smoothie bowl is an easy breakfast or post-workout snack any time of year.
Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Busy moms need quick breakfasts. That’s no secret. And busy kids need a quick breakfast, too! So, when the whole smoothie bowl trend started, we immediately jumped on board! Everyone in my family loved making smoothie bowls – especially this Green Smoothie Bowl.
First, we love it because it’s bright green…and obviously, the kids are intrigued. What they don’t need to know is it’s green because it is loaded with fresh spinach! And when I say loaded, I mean it. It has 2 heaping cups of fresh spinach! The kids never even realize it.
I especially love this smoothie because of the amount of protein that’s in it. When a smoothie bowl is high in protein it will leave you feeling full for longer. Which makes it even more perfect for busy kids and moms on the go.
Are Green Smoothie Recipes The Healthiest?
Some may wonder if green smoothies are the healthiest kind of smoothie out there. I will say that I think this smoothie recipe is definitely “up there” in terms of being incredibly healthy.
There are a few things to keep in mind when making a healthy smoothie. First, you don’t want to add any more sugar. Fresh and frozen fruit have sugar in them naturally, so the smoothie will be plenty sweet enough.
Second, you want to sneak in as many other nutrients as you can – without having to taste them or at least make them taste good! And for this smoothie, we have over 2 cups of fresh spinach, vanilla protein powder, and unsweetened almond milk. These are all ingredients that add health benefits without compromising the delicious flavor of the smoothie.
What You’ll Need
Here’s the list of healthy and simple ingredients that you need to make this Green Smoothie Bowl recipe.
- Spinach: You could also use kale or even mixed greens for this recipe.
- Banana: Fresh or frozen will work. I like to keep a bag of frozen bananas in the freezer for smoothies. It’s a great way to use up bananas that are starting to go brown.
- Frozen Strawberries: You could also use fresh, but you might need to throw in a few ice cubes so the smoothie is chilled.
- Plain Yogurt: Any brand or type will work. Greek yogurt also works well.
- Vanilla Protein Powder: For an added boost of protein! You can omit them if you don’t have any.
You can add as many or as few toppings as you’d like. Here are some of my favorites!
- Peanut Butter
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
How to Make a Green Smoothie Bowl
As you can imagine, the steps are pretty simple for making this smoothie bowl. Here’s what you need to do:
Put all of the ingredients into a blender. Then blend on high until it’s smooth and creamy.
Next, pour the smoothie into a bowl. At this time you can add any toppings that you like. And then serve it right away for the best-tasting results.
What Makes a Smoothie Bowl So Thick?
The trick to getting a smoothie bowl so thick is using frozen fruit and not using too much liquid. You can always start with a smaller amount of liquid and add more if you want the smoothie to be thinner. And it’s easier to do that than add too much liquid and not be able to thicken it back up again.
Tips for Success
Follow these tips to make sure your Green Smoothie Bowl turns out perfect every time!
- Use a high powdered blender. A Vitamix is definitely ideal for making the best smoothies, but they can be expensive! There are lots of other options on the market, too, now that are just as good and will do a great job pureeing your smoothie.
- Sneak in some other greens. If you want to increase the nutritional value of this smoothie you can add some other green fruits and veggies like avocado or even frozen broccoli! The fruit will mask the taste of the broccoli, I promise!
- Don’t overcrowd the blender. It’s tempting to try and double or triple this recipe in the blender to make more. But honestly, it just won’t work as well. The smoothie will not end up with the consistency that you need. I suggest pre-portioning out the ingredients and making larger amounts in small batches.
Can You Make This in Advance?
You can make smoothie bowls in advance. You can make them the night before or up to 12 hours ahead of time. Just be sure to store the smoothie on a shelf in the refrigerator (not the door) to keep it perfectly chilled until you’re ready to eat it.
A delicious fiber-packed Green Smoothie Bowl you can easily customize. The perfect healthy breakfast, lunch, or post-workout snack!
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used Siggis)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- toppings: whatever you want, in the photo I used blueberries, raspberries, granola, kiwi and strawberries
- Add spinach, banana, strawberries, almond milk, yogurt and protein powder to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with whatever you’d like!
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 301
- Sugar: 22 g
- Sodium: 351 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 44 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 30 g
- Cholesterol: 3 g
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