Recipe: Green Smoothie Bowl (Lactose, Gluten & Fructose Free)

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Let me preface this recipe by saying that I absolutely bloody hate smoothies and juices. A smoothie is not a meal, for me. Neither is soup, for that matter. You eat a meal, you don’t drink it. UNLESS you can add some stuff to it to make it chunky and crunchy and substantial.

My husband is a big breakfast smoothie fan, and I’m a massive oats (porridge, bircher, muesli, whatever) girl, so I decided to have a go at combining them. I made my healthy green smoothie, but also added stuff on top. I also love a good chia pudding, so instead of blending the chia seeds in with everything else, I like to make this smoothie the night before and stir chia seeds through it, so by morning it’s basically a big, thick, healthy, green chia pudding with crunchy bits on top.

Ingredients: (Serves 1)
– ½ cup milk (I use an almond coconut milk blend)
– 1 tbsp rolled oats
– 1 tsp matcha powder
– 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
– 2 blocks of frozen spinach
– 1 tbsp chia seeds
– all of the toppings!!!!

On this one, I used homemade muesli, toasted cacao nibs, shredded coconut and frozen raspberry, but lets be honest – anything goes!

Method:
1. Throw the milk, oats, matcha, protein powder and frozen spinach into a blender/Nutri-bullet/that type of device and blend until smooth and combined.

2. Pour your mixture into a plastic tub and stir through the chia seeds. Place the lid on, into the fridge, and rest over night while you go to sleep and dream of breakfast.

3. In the morning, pour it into a bowl, top with whatever you want, and enjoy your fancy, health breakfast that didn’t cost $20 and a 45 minute wait at a café

 

I’m Jess – a Melbourne girl who’s finding her happy in cooking, eating, reading, drinking tea, practicing yoga, writing and travelling the world 🙂
 
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