Mango-Kalein’ it Smoothie Bowl

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I love green smoothies! I try to have a green smoothie daily. It’s light, refreshing and filling. There is so much nutrition in a green smoothie and the way I feel afterward is like nothing else. I get that if you haven’t had a green smoothie before, the idea can be intimating. It takes a little time to really enjoy a green smoothie but an easy fix can be adding more fruit to it. Usually 1/2 of a banana does the trick or use coconut water as a base instead of plain filtered water. Eventually you want to use less fruit and more greens. Another solution is making a smoothie bowl! The toppings will add sweetness and texture. For those of you who do have green smoothies, a smoothie bowl is a great way to get chewing action, which keep us fuller, longer.

Suggestion: Waiting 30 minutes AFTER consuming a glass of water in the morning. Why? Because we naturally wake up dehydrated and can confuse thirst for hunger.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut water or water (see note 1)
  • 4 romaine head leaves (see note 2)
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley, optional

Note1: Not everyone has coconut water in their refrigerator or likes the taste. No biggie! Just use water. Still tastes good. I’ve had this both ways.

Note2: If using a romaine heart (the 3 romaine hearts in a pack) then use about ½ of the romaine heart because 5 leaves probably won’t be enough!

Toppings

  • Coconut flakes
  • Pomegranate
  • Hemp seeds
  • Banana, sliced

Note: If you don’t have the toppings I listed, use what you have!

Instructions

If using a high quality blender (such as a vitamix, ninja or nutria-bullet): Add all of the smoothie ingredients and blend until smooth.

If using a not-so high quality blender (such as an oaster, etc.): Add the liquid base first then add the smoothie ingredients in one by one to ensure the smooth is as smooth as possible!

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