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[Recipe] Avocado and kale smoothie bowl

Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl FI

Drinking your smoothie is so last season. Get with the healthy eating trend and try out a delicious smoothie bowl for a new way to get your daily dose of nutrient-packed goodness.

Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

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Ingredients:

1 cup kale leaves
1 cup quinoa milk
1 banana, sliced
½ avocado
½ cup ice
1 tsp Xylitol
½ cup blueberries
1 kiwi, sliced
1 tsp chia seeds

Chia seeds are a rich source of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. The seeds are also a great plant-based source of protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids.

Preparation:

  • Blend the kale, quinoa milk, ½ of the banana, avocado, ice, and 1 teaspoon of the xylitol until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl and top with the blueberries, kiwi, chia seeds, remaining ½ banana, and a drizzle of agave.

Blueberries add an additional antioxidant punch as they’re rich in anthocyanin, a flavonoid with potent antioxidant properties.

Recipe supplied by Fresh Earth

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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