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Green-Tea Lime-Pie Smoothie Bowl

This energizing smoothie bowl is packed with green goodness: avocados, spinach, matcha green-tea powder and more.

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If you’ve never tried matcha in a smoothie, prepare yourself for an energizing kick. Matcha is a natural source of caffeine, and it’s rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. It has a slightly bitter, toasted flavor, but you won’t detect so much as a hint of bitterness when you blend the powder into a sweet, refreshing smoothie.

Makes 2 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large frozen banana, chopped
  • ¼ cup avocado, packed
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 tbs. plus 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 or 3 ice cubes, as needed
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • ½ tsp. matcha green-tea powder, or to taste
  • Toppings of your choice

Directions

  • In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients except toppings and blend on high until smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetness, if desired.
  • Pour into a bowl and add your toppings. Enjoy with a spoon!

Tip: Give your smoothie bowl a nutritional boost by topping it with granola, melted coconut butter, large-flake coconut, or hemp hearts.

Tip: To make this more kid-friendly, omit the matcha powder and reduce the lime juice.

Reprinted from Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-based Recipes by arrangement with Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016 Angela Liddon.

About the Author: Angela Liddon is the founder, recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind OhSheGlows.com, an award-winning site featuring energizing, plant-based recipes. Her latest cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, is a follow-up to her first book, The Oh She Glows Cookbook.

Why No Numbers? Readers sometimes ask us why we don’t publish nutrition information with our recipes. We believe that (barring specific medical advice to the contrary) if you’re eating primarily whole, healthy foods — an array of sustainably raised vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, meats, fish, eggs, whole-kernel grains, and healthy fats and oils — you probably don’t need to stress about the numbers. We prefer to focus on food quality and trust our bodies to tell us what we need.  — The Editors

Photography by Ashley McLaughlin

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