This green smoothie is the perfect way to hide veggies in your breakfast and get your daily vitamins and minerals. Using frozen ingredients makes this smoothie very creamy and you can’t even taste the veggies.
This smoothie is definitely my new obsession, and had it every morning of this week for breakfast. Last week was very busy, I traveled a lot for work, had some very intense days and totally neglected my food, even if it’s something extremely important for me and I normally never skip a meal. In two days, I didn’t have any proper meal except a couple of smoothies and mainly sweet snacks. As a result, a couple days after, I felt very tired, physically and mentally, like I’ve never experienced before. At this moment I realized how the way we nourish our bodies is important.
When I asked my body what he wanted, I quickly identified that I was craving fresh veggies and proteins, and that I needed to reduce sugar for a moment. My smoothie bowl for breakfast is kind of a ritual and I didn’t want anything else, especially now that the beautiful days are coming back. So I just substituted the fruits in my smoothie with my favorite veggies, and the result was amazing ! Very creamy, nourishing and energizing. So I made it again and again, every single morning of the week.
Hiding veggies in your smoothies is a very good way to get your daily greens, without feeling you’re eating them. Especially if you don’t really like veggies, I can promise you can’t even taste there are veggies in this smoothie ! And if cauliflower and peas are too odd for you, you can start with most common options like zucchini, or try half veggies and half fruits. One of the benefits of using veggies in your smoothies rather than fruits is that it reduces the quantity of sugar, while adding fibers and various vitamins and minerals.
Make sure you use frozen ingredients when you’re making this smoothie, it’s important to get a thick and creamy texture. You can cook fresh veggies, I use to simply steam them, and then freeze. But store bought frozen fruits and veggies also work perfectly. Steaming your veggies makes them smooth and soften the flavors.
In the recipes are some suggestions of toppings, but feel free to use any of your favorite ones ! I like to top my bowl with fresh fruits, shredded coconut and almond. For an even more nourishing breakfast and for a crunchy touch, add a handful of homemade granola, here are a couple of recipes for you :
VEGGIES GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL
Prep time : 5 minutes
Serves : 1 large bowl
– 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
– 1/4 cup cauliflower, steamed and frozen
– 1/4 cup frozen green peas
– A handful of baby spinach
– 2 tsp chia seeds
– 1/4 tsp ground ginger
– 1 cup almond milk
Topping suggestions :
– Fresh fruits : kiwi, strawberry, mango
– Shredded coconut, crushed almonds, goji berries
– Homemade granola
1. Add all the ingredients in a food processor or a high speed blender and blend until creamy and perfectly smooth. Stir with a spatula to make sure there is no big chunk remaining on the bottom of the bowl.
2. Pour into a bowl and top with all your favorite ingredients : fresh fruits, shredded coconut, nuts and seeds. Enjoy !
– Make sure to use frozen fruits and veggies for a thick and very creamy texture.
– You can substitute frozen pineapple for frozen mango.
SMOOTHIE VERT AUX LEGUMES
Temps de préparation: 5 minutes
Quantité: 1 grand bol
– 60 g d’ananas congelé
– 50 g de chou-fleur cuit et congelé
– 40 g de petit pois congelés
– 25 g de pousses d’épinards
– 2 c.c. de graines de chia
– 1/4 c.c. de gingembre en poudre
– 240 ml de lait d’amande
Suggestions de garniture :
– Fruits frais : kiwi, fraise, mangue
– Noix de coco râpée, amandes, baies de goji
– Granola maison
1. Placer tous les ingrédients dans le bol d’un robot mixeur ou d’un blender et mixer jusqu’à obtenir un mélange parfaitement lisse et onctueux. A l’aide d’une spatule, remuer pour vérifier qu’il ne reste pas de gros morceaux de fruit dans le fond du bol.
2. Verser la préparation dans un bol et garnir de vos ingrédients préférés : fruits frais, noix de coco râpée, noix et graines … Bon appétit !
– Veillez à utiliser des fruits et légumes congelés pour cette recette : c’est ce qui va donner cette texture bien épaisse et crémeuse au smoothie.
– Vous pouvez remplacer l’ananas congelé par de la mangue congelée.