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Smoothie Bowls

For years now, my big food obsession has been smoothies. I love that you can pack so many nutrients into one delicious drink that you can enjoy at home or on the go. Everett and I are always out and about – whether at the park, library, hike, or workout class – and this is the one snack that we always bring with us wherever we go. No matter what type of smoothie I make, it’s always packed with vegetables. It’s a great way to get an extra serving (or two) throughout the day. This recipe is a tried and true that we have been making every day for months. Maybe I should switch things up to offer different nutrients into our bodies but 1.) It’s just that good and 2.) I’m a creature of habit. That being said, to give this smoothie some variation, sometimes I add less almond milk and make it a smoothie bowl and top it with granola! 😉

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Nutritional Benefits

Banana: potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6

Blueberries: antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber

Kale: carotenes, vitamin C, copper, iron, calcium

Zucchini: carotenes, vitamin B1, potassium, folic acid

Almond butter: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (healthy) fats, protein, potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin E

Flax: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, phosphorous, iron, copper

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Smoothie Bowls (Makes 2)

1 banana

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 stalks kale, stem removed

½ zucchini

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon flax

1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk (add more or less as desired)

Blend, pour into a wide mouth glass or bowl, top with granola,  and enjoy!

Note: I place the ingredients in the blender in the order in which they are listed. We have a Vitamix that works wonders but I’ve also used a Bullet that works well too!

 

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