I have been thinking about desserts and festive treats, it seems, for weeks. Months, even. Rich desserts, rich appetizers, wine and cocktails and Baileys in my coffee - that has been my focus for the last little while and now, suddenly, I am in desperate need for a fresh start.
Well, that's what January is for, isn't it? Fresh starts and putting the celebratory month of December (and, perhaps, November) behind us. The old saying that it's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year's, it's what you eat between New Year's and Christmas that is important comes to mind. And so, here we are.
The truth is that I have a green smoothie in some form every day, even during the gluttonous festive season. My daily smoothie keeps me grounded, with the thought that no matter what else happens, I have already consumed a whole bunch of liquefied spinach. For the record, my iron levels are great!
I've been hearing a lot about smoothie bowls lately, and I wasn't sure what to think. For me, part of the appeal of a smoothie is the portability, which a smoothie bowl doesn't have. However, what a smoothie bowl does have going for it is TOPPINGS. It's like a sundae bar, but healthy!
This delicious tropical green smoothie bowl will give you energy and fill you up for hours - so go and seize the day!
In a high powered blender, blend spinach leaves with coconut milk and chia seeds until spinach is liquefied.
Add pineapple and mango chunks and blend until thick and smooth.
Serve topped with sliced banana and a sprinkle of chia seeds for more protein.
Enjoy - now you're ready to take on the day!
Yield: 1 large serving