This kiwi pear smoothie bowl is a delicious, healthy breakfast! Get your daily dose of greens with this nutrient-packed smoothie.
I know what you’re probably thinking… green smoothies never taste great. After all, how could a smoothie packed with kale and spinach not taste like grass? I have heard this several times before. But, I am here to tell you that green smoothies can (and often do) taste delicious!
The trick to a yummy green smoothie is to always include a sweet fruit in the recipe. For this particular green smoothie bowl, we’ll use banana, pear, and kiwi to mask the bitterness of the kale and spinach.
This kiwi pear smoothie bowl is vegan and gluten-free. It contains banana, pear, kiwi, spinach, kale, lime, hemp seeds, and coconut milk.
How to Make a Green Smoothie Bowl
- Choose the greens. What greens should you use in a green smoothie? Spinach, kale, and arugula are my favorites, but there are several options to choose from.
- Choose a sweet fruit. The best sweet fruit for a green smoothie are bananas, pineapple, and mango. Always make sure you use ripe fruit for the sweetest flavor!
- Blend. Use 1/2 cup of liquid for a thick and creamy smoothie. Alternatively, use 1-2 cups of liquid for a thin, drinkable smoothie.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
- Add your favorite toppings. I always like to add at least one crunchy topping and one sweet topping. Coconut flakes and granola are perfect for a crunch, while berries add additional sweetness to the bowl.
There are a few tips that will come in handy when making this kiwi pear smoothie bowl.
- Always use ripe fruit! Ripe fruit tastes sweet while unripe fruit tastes bitter. Your smoothies will taste the best if you use ripe fruit.
- Bananas are ripe when the peel is yellow with small brown specks. A solid yellow banana peel is a sign that the fruit is not ripe (and therefore, not sweet) yet!
- Kiwi fruit is ripe when it gives way while gently squeezing it.
- Check out this list for tips on how to tell when other fruits are ripe.
- Use frozen fruit! For this particular recipe, you’ll want to freeze the banana and pear. First, peel the ripe banana and chop the pear. Then, toss them into a bag or container. Store it in the freezer overnight.
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This kiwi pear smoothie bowl is packed with nutrients. Get your daily dose of greens with this healthy breakfast!
- 1 banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 pear, sliced and frozen
- 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups kale, stem removed
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Combine all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth. Add more coconut milk, if needed.
- Transfer smoothie to a bowl and add your favorite toppings.
- Make sure to use frozen fruit for a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Any plant milk (such as almond or soy milk) can be used instead of the coconut milk.
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