Recipe & Video: Green Smoothie Bowl

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This Green Smoothie Bowl is a cross between a salad and a smoothie, in bowl form. Packed with leafy greens and a variety of nutrient-dense fruit, there is nothing more refreshing to start or end your day. The vibrant color and variety of textures are an energizing treat for your senses. 

Simple Ingredient Swaps for Your Smoothie Bowl

While spinach is the star of this Green Smoothie Bowl, you can easily swap out kale or swiss chard for another green boost of nutrition. Healthy fats come from both the avocado and vanilla Greek yogurt, which will not only help you feel fuller longer, but add to the satisfying, thick smoothness that comes with spooning a smoothie bowl.

You can also get creative with your toppings! While we stuck to ingredients in the Green Smoothie Bowl like kiwi and banana, plus a little low-fat granola and fresh mint, you could sprinkle coconut flakes, chia seeds, or even make it a little bit sweet with dark chocolate chips.

While there’s no wrong way to spoon a smoothie bowl, a good rule of thumb is to add a few of your favorite fruits or veggies so each bowl includes more than one serving of each. It's a delicious and fun way to ensure you're eating your daily servings of fruits and veggies!

Nutrition Fact: Did You Know? 
Just one serving of kiwi (2 kiwifruit) per can support your immune system, digestion and energy level -- thanks to a healthy amount of vitamin C, fiber and a low glycemic index.

Green Smoothie Bowl

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Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
1 banana, peel removed
1 cup spinach leaves, fresh
1/8 avocado
1 kiwi, peel removed
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons low-fat granola
Fresh mint leaves

Directions:

Slice 1/4 of the banana into coins and 1/4 of kiwi into cubes. Place rest of banana and kiwi into a blender with yogurt, spinach, avocado and water. Blend until smooth.

Pour into bowl. Top bowl with banana slices, kiwi cubes, granola and fresh mint.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 334 calories; 7 grams Fat; 1 gram Saturated fat; 2.5 mg Cholesterol; 131 mg Sodium; 58 grams Carbohydrates; 9.5 grams Fiber; 15 grams Protein

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