Plant-Based Green Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Whole30 Friendly)
Only five ingredients in this ice cream-like green smoothie bowl recipe! This smoothie breakfast bowl uses peaches and frozen bananas as a base for both sweetness as well as consistency. Top the green smoothie bowl with your favorite crunchy granola, fresh fruit, and nut butter for a perfect meal.While the girls and I share a smoothie every day (learn how to build your own healthy smoothies without a recipe!), I am a true sucker for smoothie bowls. Adding a few extras to healthy smoothie bowls make them indulgent and much more of a dessert-like snack than anything else. Plus, they're super easy to customize! Similarly, this green smoothie bowl is very basic in its but can be made even better by what you add on top. Use it as a healthy breakfast idea, a mid-morning snack, or to curb a craving when you want ice cream 😉 Don't want to read? JUMP to the recipe!
Texture Of The BowlNobody wants a thin, runny smoothie bowl! Thus, this whole30 smoothie recipe is thick, creamy, and much more like my blackberry banana nice cream. This is in thanks to frozen bananas, peaches, and avocado. All of these ingredients when used in a smoothie helps make it creamy. This also means that when you're blending it, you'll probably need to use a tamper to keep it going. Remember, add more almond milk or water sparingly so you don't ruin the texture! Tip: if possible, use frozen spinach. Frozen spinach blends better than spinach from the fridge. In fact, it crystallized. Thus, you won't have any spinach flakes in your smoothie bowl.
Can I Eat This Bowl While On Whole30?
Yes! The base of this green smoothie bowl is completely compliant with whole30 (learn more about whole30 approved foods). However, you will have to ensure that the almond milk you use doesn't contain carageen or any sugars. Worst case scenario- make your own!Now, when it comes to the toppings, you'll also have to pay attention. I top with my green smoothie bowls with homemade granola. However, most of my granola recipes contain oats which are not allowed on whole30. Either find grain-free granola or just top with nuts and seeds. Keep in mind for the nut butter than peanut butter is also not whole30 approved- use another nut 😉
The Best Toppings
Toppings are my favorite part of green smoothie bowls! I personally love adding crunch to my smoothies but many people adore fresh fruit too. A few of our favorites are:
- crunchy granola
- whichever nuts we have on hand (almonds, pecans, walnuts etc)
- seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, chia)
- hemp hearts
- nut butter (almond hazelnut is the best!)
- fresh fruit
- coconut flakes
- 2-minute coconut whip cream
What About The Protein?This green smoothie bowl recipe is plant-based. Meaning, all of the protein comes from nuts, seeds, and avocado. If you're looking to up the protein in this smoothie bowl recipe it's definitely possible. The way I see it, you have two options: You can add protein powder to the smoothie. This will make the green smoothie bowl slightly sweeter given that most powders are sweetened. It may also make it super thick if using a vegan protein powder as they absorb liquid. I like to use Orgain Protein Powder. Know that using protein powder would make this healthy smoothie bowl not whole30 approved. The second option is to add a scoop of collagen powder. I adore collagen powder as it's one of the purest sources of protein. Collagen is basically a beneficial part of bone broth. It's odorless and flavorless so it won't change the taste of this smoothie bowl either. Plus, if ethically sourced one of the purest forms of protein you can give to your kids. I grab my collagen from Perfect Supplements and while I love their big tub of powder, I love the individual packets even more. Use code mamabear10 to save yourself some money. Likewise, the perk of collagen is that it is whole30 approved. However, it's obviously not vegan.
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- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen peaches (about 6 slices)
- ½ overripe avocado
- 1.5 cups spinach
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 cup almond milk
- homemade granola
- almond butter
- pumpkin seeds
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How To Make The Green Smoothie Bowl
Combine everything into a high powered blender. To make it easier to blend you can place the spinach, almond milk and avocado on the bottom instead of the frozen goods.Pour in the almond milk.
Blend until combined. You may need a tamper to press down the ingredients as this bowl is thick.
Once combined, topped with your favorite toppings!
Makes one large bowl or two small.
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Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl
If you're looking for a delicious, cool, healthy snack- this green smoothie breakfast bowl is perfect! It's vegan, creamy, thick, and sweet. Plus, it makes you feel like you're eating ice cream!