New year glow smoothie bowl

A flavour bursting experience!

This creamy, dreamy, tropical green smoothie bowl is perfect for giving yourself a bright boost during the winter months! Mango and clementine add a tangy burst of flavour, and these nutrient-packed fruits are a great way of sneaking in some extra vitamin C during cold and flu season, too. Anti-inflammatory ginger is great for digestion, and avocado lends this smoothie bowl a thick, creamy texture. If serving to kids, you may want to omit the matcha green tea powder (due to its caffeine content) and ginger (which can be a bit spicy for little ones).

If you’d like a portable smoothie on-the-glow, feel free to thin it out with more liquid and pour into a thermos for easy drinking. Since there’s no banana in this smoothie, I find that it can be made the night before without impacting overall flavour and texture the next day.

INGREDIENTS

For the smoothie bowl

  • 3⁄4 cup water*
  • 1 heaping cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/3 cup packed avocado
  • 1⁄2-inch piece peeled ginger, or to taste 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small clementine, peeled
  • 1 very large pitted Medjool date**
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1⁄2 tsp matcha green tea powder (optional)


For the toppings

  • Diced fresh mango
  • Vanilla Super Seed Granola*** or granola of choice
  • Raspberries, blueberries, and/or strawberries****
  • Hemp hearts
  • Clementines, segmented and chopped

DIRECTIONS

Add the water into a high-speed blender followed by the rest of the smoothie bowl ingredients. Blend on high until smooth.

Pour into a bowl and add toppings as desired. Serve and enjoy!

TIPS

* Feel free to use coconut water if you like a sweeter smoothie.

** If your blender has a hard time blending dates smooth, you may want to swap the date out for a teaspoon or two of pure maple syrup. It also helps to use a very fresh date as they’re softer and blend easier. You may also be able to omit the date all together and use coconut water as your base for sweetness.

*** You can find the recipe for this granola in Oh She Glows Every Day.

**** If fresh berries are out of season, feel free to use frozen or swap them with banana slices for your topping.

Nutritional value (per serving [2 1⁄2 cups], without added toppings): Calories 320; Fat 8g; Carbohydrates 61g; Protein 4g

Author

  • Angela Liddon, author of The New York Times bestselling Oh She Glows cookbooks, returns to offer readers nourishing plant-based dinners bursting with layers of flavor. You can read our interview with her here.

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