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Spinach Baobab Smoothie Bowl

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Green smoothie bowl-reminds me of the garden in summer!

What is the colour of Kermit (the frog), healthy, low carb & delicious? Spinach smoothie bowls! Great for the health conscious & those on paleo, glutenfree & vegan diets.

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I love smoothie bowls: they are full of flavour, nutrients, simple & quick to make; ideal for mornings when time is the essence. By making a smoothie bowl, rather than a drink, you can add lots of toppings to vary the texture too. I have added walnuts, strawberries & ground flaxseed in this recipe.

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Toppings add nutrients & texture

This recipe is dairy-free as I have used coconut water. If you prefer, you can always use milk instead (almond & coconut milk work well). Sweetness is provided by the fresh fruit & 2 dates & a banana. This smoothie bowl also contains the fruity flavoured superfood powder, baobab.

What is baobab?

Baobab powder  is made from the ground pulp of ‘the tree of life’ a tree native to Africa.

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The ‘Tree of Life’ Baobab tree

Ground baobab has a delicious tangy citrus flavour, is packed with vitamin C, fibre & anti-oxidants, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc & vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, B7; nutrients to give you an energy boost, support the immune system & reduce fatigue.

 

 

 

 

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Popeye would be proud!

Serves: 1

Preparation: 3-5 mins

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

Large handful of spinach

2 tbsp baobab powder

2 dates

110ml coconut water

1 tbsp protein powder (pea & soya protein powder work well)

Topping: strawberries, blueberries, walnuts sprinkle of ground flaxseed

Variations: raspberries, diced mango, papaya, kiwi, hemp seeds, bee pollen, chia seeds, coconut flakes. 

 

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend to form a lovely green creamy mixture.

Pour into a bowl. Decorate with toppings of fruit, nuts & flaxseed.

Enjoy!

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