Green goodness bowl

Green goodness bowl

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Green Kitchen Smoothies
Serves
2

Frozen vegetables are not exactly the chicest of ingredients as much of their texture is lost when they are thawed. But they are perfect in smoothies as they are often cheaper, available all year round and make them thicker than fresh vegetables do. In this smoothie bowl, the sweet flavour of the pear and dates balances out the savoury taste of the vegetables just beautifully. The avocado adds creaminess, while the ginger, lime and coconut water provide a fresh twist. I add algae or grass powders to my bowl as they provide extra nutrients and have a stunning deep green colour. Beware, though, as they can become overpowering in flavour. Start with just ½ teaspoon and then add more if you prefer.

Luise

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 medium-sized ripe pear, seeds removed
1/2 ripe avocado, stone removed
50g frozen broccoli florets
50g frozen spinach
2-4 soft dates, pitted
1/2-1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2-1 teaspoon spirulina powder or chlorella, wheatgrass or barley grass
250ml coconut water
1/2 lime, juiced

For the Topping

Quantity Ingredient
pistachio nuts, finely chopped
toasted raw buckwheat
desiccated coconut
hemp seeds or bee pollen
green kiwi fruit, finely chopped
passion fruit or golden kiwi fruit, pulp
edible flowers

Method

  1. Roughly chop the pear and add it to a blender along with the flesh of the avocado and the rest of the ingredients. Blend on a high speed until completely smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness and spiciness to your liking by adding more dates or ginger if necessary, as well as more spirulina if you prefer. Pour into two small bowls or a large one (as featured in the photo). Finish with a sprinkling of the nuts, buckwheat, coconut and seeds, as well as the fruit and flowers, and serve.

Note

  • Toast raw (greenish) buckwheat in a dry frying pan (skillet) on a medium heat for approx. 5 minutes or until golden. If you have a sweet tooth, try adding a drizzle of pure maple syrup to the pan. You can also purchase sprouted and dehydrated crunchy buckwheat in health food stores.
Tags:
vegetarian
healthy
smoothies
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