pictured above: a Green Day bowl from Sejuiced, in Newport Beach, CA
Just when I thought the Acai bowl was my favorite new plant based frozen treat, along came this Green Bowl to satisfy my sweet tooth/summertime frozen treat craving! The color is green, but the taste is like a soft serve tropical ice cream, think pineapple, mango, banana…and I promise you the green does not get in the way of the incredible fruity flavors! This is thicker than a smoothie, so grab a bowl, a spoon and get ready for a great breakfast, lunch, or anytime treat. Topped with fresh fruit, shredded coconut, goji berries, and even a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter, this treat will make you smile and dive in for more!
For easy prep, purchase pre washed and packaged baby spinach and kale OR instead of kale just use a * “power greens” mix which has a combination of spinach, kale and chard. I used a combination of baby spinach and power greens because I wanted more spinach.
Just like the Acai bowl, the green bowl blends best in a high powered blender such as a Vitamix. I have not tried the recipe in any other blender and it probably wont work as well, especially if you do not have a tamper. The slimmer tapered container works better than the low profile container because it takes less ingredients to fill up the bottom and maximize the power of the blade. I use my 48 oz. container, especially when just making one serving.
Ingredients for one serving but this recipe doubles beautifully:
- A handful of baby spinach and a handful of kale (or instead of kale a handful of “power greens” *see note above)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/4 cup liquid of your choice, suggestions to choose from include: water, flax water (1/2 Tbls. flax and 1/4 cup water), coconut milk, almond milk
Place all ingredients in blender in the order listed. Start blender on low and ramp up to high using the tamper to tamp the ingredients down until a smooth consistency is achieved and all of the ingredients are blended well. Remove contents from blender using a spoon or spatula and layer with granola or top with sliced banana, fresh blueberries, granola, shredded unsweetened coconut, goji berries, almond butter or peanut butter, or other toppings of choice. Consume immediately or freeze for later consumption. Enjoy!