Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Sláinte!
An old Irish saying that patrons guzzling their Guinness say to one another. It means “health” or ” I drink to your health.” Whether what you’re drinking today comes in the form of a pint, a wheatgrass shot or in this case, a green smoothie bowl, Sláinte to all of you! It is St. Patricks day after all, thus it’s only fitting that I make some sort of green food. However, I refuse to use green food coloring so no worries, this awesome smoothie bowl is au naturale. I picked my favorite Vegan Green Smoothie Bowl recipe to share with you because of the smoothie’s versatility. You can use spinach or kale in this. Some people love raw kale, some people don’t. I adore steamed or sautéed kale but it can be difficult to eat in its raw form. I also add 1/2 avocado, 1/2 banana and 1/2 pear for some sweetness. Make sure that the pear and banana are pretty ripe because you want to bring out their natural sugars to balance the earthy flavor of the greens. Lets talk some avocado. I add avocado to pretty much any smoothie I make. Adding a little avocado makes the smoothie more filling and ties me over until lunch time. The creamy texture it creates is phenomenal and the avocado’s flavor is so mild, hence, you can’t really taste it. Try adding it to your smoothies and trust me, your smoothie world will change. You could also add a little agave to sweeten it more if you’d like! I hope that you greatly enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day and all things green.
These toppings are a few of my favorite things but you can add all sorts of goodies! Dark chocolate, cacao nibs, raspberries, strawberries, nuts and peanut butter would all be super fabulous.
- 1/2 pear
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1/2 medium banana
- Handful of spinach or kale
- 3/4 cup dairy free milk of choice (I used almond)
- Agave if wanted
- Put everything into a blender or Nutribullet and top with your favorites!