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Detoxifying and Energising Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe

July 01, 2020

Green smoothie bowls have the reputation of being too hard to make at home. Or just not worth the effort.

But imagine being able to have a really nutritious, beautiful and delicious meal whenever you felt like it, and that only took 10-ish minutes to whip up. 

Recently we were featured on ekko.world’s The Eco Channel for their #snapshotsofgood campaign where we shared one of our favourite year-round recipes that ticks all those boxes. And now, we'd love to share it with you, too!

 

Detoxifying and energising green smoothie bowl




Seeing as we're in winter, we know people can be turned off by smoothies or smoothie bowls thinking they're too cold for the season. But in this recipe, we use fresh bananas and no ice or frozen fruit, which makes it a great winter meal that's full of nutrients...and that won’t leave you shivering all over.

The advantage of this recipe is that there are no pots involved, no mess, hardly any dishes before and after and, most importantly, hardly ever any leftovers to worry about!

What kind of bananas should you use in your green smoothie bowl?

We like using fairly ripe bananas that have started going a bit spotty, but not so ripe that they’re mushy (you can save those for banana bread).

The reason we like riper bananas is because they add a little extra sweetness, and that in turn provides you with more energy.

But don’t totally rule out the very yellow or not-so-ripe bananas! They’re still excellent to use because they’re high in resistant starch.

Resistant starches are great for gut health, lowering blood sugar, weight loss and also for suppressing appetite. So if you’re the kind of person that often gets a mid-afternoon craving, or you simply don’t want to eat too much close to dinner time, having greener bananas at lunchtime can help tide you over until the evening.

green smoothie bowl toped with kiwi blueberries apple and mint

What should I put in a green smoothie bowl to make it green?

In this recipe, we’re using our Alkalise Green & Go.

It's a concentrated plant wholefood that is based on alfalfa, barley, spirulina, chlorella, lemon and ginger and is about 20 times more concentrated compared to a food source of greens like spinach!

Other benefits of using Alkalise Green & Go to boost your smoothie bowl are:

  • It’s great for your digestive health and helps to switch on the energy cycles in your body.
    This makes it a brilliant mix to have first thing in the morning so you can get up and go

  • It's a delicious way to help children (or adults) get their daily nutrients. 
    Being naturally high in complete and balanced profiles of vitamins and minerals, this smoothie bowl will pack greens into your diet that don’t look like broccoli, kale or Brussels sprouts.
  • It’s alkalising and great for detoxing, cleansing the blood and deodorising the body. 
    Greens are amazing if you have a bit of trouble with body odour. They cleanse and detoxify the body which means you'll have a more subtle smell, naturally.
  • It's great for recovery from illness. 
    If you haven't been well, or if you're susceptible to illness over winter, greens can help to build your blood and boost your immunity.
  • It’s a 100% food source mix, with no sugars, additives or flavours. 
    And it really can't get any better than that.


And now for the fun part!

Ingredients to make Two Green Smoothie Bowls:

  • 4 bananas
  • 100ml water or a liquid of your choice (like coconut water or a plant milk)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons Alkalise Green & Go

And for beautifully dressing your bowl... 

The options are endless! In the video below, We’ve used:

  • Toasted muesli
  • Peanut butter
  • Fresh almonds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Goji berries
  • Acai Berry Beautiful superblend


How to make your green smoothie bowl:

  1. Add the bananas to the blender with the liquid (water, coconut water or plant-based milk).

    You can add a little more liquid if you need, but remember, you don't want it to be too slushy (otherwise it may as well be a smoothie!).

  2. Process until smooth. If you don’t have a tamper blender (the stick that helps push down food), you may need to stop occasionally to scrape down the banana off the jug and let the liquid flow down to the blades. 

  3. Add in two heaped teaspoons of Alkalise Green & Go and gently blend through again.

  4. Pour the mixture into a bowl. And then get ready to start topping :)  


Watch the video below to see the full process of blending and dressing the green smoothie bowl. It’s so easy to get such a beautiful result.



Other delicious topping ideas to dress your smoothie bowl:

  • Fresh fruit (banana, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, passionfruit)
  • Dried or toasted coconut
  • Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Toasted peanuts or other nuts
  • Activated buckwheat
  • Puffed rice or quinoa
  • Fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Dried ginger
  • Dried berries (goldenberries or Incaberries, goji berries, blueberries)
  • Dark-chocolate-covered...anything… Hey, who said it can’t be a dessert ;) 

 

Want to get a little creative? Here are two other delicious flavours to put a unique spin on your smoothie bowls:

 

Acai Berry Bowl

birds eye view of an acai berry smoothie bowl topped with fruit 

Use our Mayella Acai Berry Beautiful to create a berrylicious bowl.

Acai Berry Beautiful is made entirely from fruits including acai berries, goji berries, strawberries, blueberries and our beautiful Australian native Kakadu plum, which is one of the worlds highest sources of vitamin C.

It also has no additives or sugars which makes it a powerhouse of antioxidant goodness. 


Chai-Spiced Bowl

spiced chai smoothie bowl topped with apples and maple syrup

Our Mayella Wild Rooibos Chai is caffeine-free and makes an incredible chai bowl. It’s filled with spices like cinnamon, fennel, black pepper, cardamom and smells divine.

Simply make a Wild Rooibos Chai tea, let it cool then use it as the liquid to blend with bananas (instead of the water). It really is that simple :) 

Do you think you could give this green bowl a try? Which flavour will you try first?

 

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