Apple spinach surprise smoothie

Spinach apple smoothie

Personally, I’m a fan of apples that are sweet. Sour apples take me longer to eat, and mixing them with other unsweet things, would take me forever to finish. But, I like to experiment with food and figure out combinations that work. So, the surprise in this bowl (to me) is it was delicious – an enjoyable blend of healthy greens and the right apples.

Apple spinach smoothie bowl

  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

spinach

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1-2 sweet or semi sweet red apples or a combination of both, peeled and cut into squares (McIntosh, Red Delicious, Snow or Honeycrisp are all good)
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop of vegan protein powder, I use Vega Sport because of the amount of protein

Toppings of your choice. These are the ones I used:

shaved coconut

  • 1 kiwi cut in half
  • Handful or tablespoon of shaved, slivered or chopped coconut
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons of maize seeds of if you’re not vegan, bee pollen

Directions

Add all ingredients minus toppings into a blender and puree until smooth. Add toppings and enjoy!

Approximate nutrition information for one serving size (Based on brands and amounts used in this recipe)

  • Calories: 442 (without toppings: 264)
  • Fat:  6.5g (without toppings: 2.5g)
  • Carbohydrates: 58g (without toppings: 35g)
  • Protein: 24g (without toppings: 33g)

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  1. Reblogged this on Ideas.Become.Words and commented:
    Oh my word.
    What a picture!
    What a treat!
    Tell me, you’re not tempted to create this beauty and feel healthy eating it too?
    Thank you Samantha for a yummy post (and heaps more besides .. damn. Its a good job I’ve not discovered you before now, or I’d have got absolutely noting done due to reading of amazing recipes!)
    Viola x

    • Thank you kindly for reblogging and your kind words!!! I’m sorry for the delayed response, I’ve been traveling with limited wifi access. I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!! Sam

      • Thanks Sam .. lovely to hear from you, delayed or not!
        I hope your travelling has been rewarding and inspiring?
        I’m settling into a busy but productive routine … just hoping to find some hours for writing soon 🙈

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