Green Smoothie Bowl

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

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Happy New Year to you all! I’ve got the perfect post-Christmas holiday dish for you – a Green Smoothie Bowl.

It’s perfect because if, like me, you’ve over-indulged in the last few days (well… weeks actually), this is the ideal way to ease back into healthier eating. It not only looks tantalizing, but it’s is packed full of raw, highly nutritious (and let’s not forget, delicious) fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

You won’t feel deprived, trust me. All those beautiful fresh fruits (right in season over here in New Zealand), combined with a creamy, thick green smoothie that you eat rather than drink, not to mention a ridiculously moreish honey or maple syrup roasted nut and seed mix. What’s not to love?

Thanks to BBC Good for helping me get back on track after a rather extended food fest. Oh, and by the way, while this is typically eaten for breakfast, it’s a perfect pick-me-up at any time of the day. Enjoy!



Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2 Bowls


  • 1 Blender


For the seed mix:

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp linseeds
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 4 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp clear honey or maple syrup

For the smoothie:

  • 2 bananas (can be fresh or frozen)
  • 1 ripe avocado (stoned, peeled and chopped into chunks)
  • 1 small ripe mango stoned, peeled and chopped into chunks (I used canned mango slices)
  • 3.5 oz spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 8.4 fl oz milk (or almond or coconut milk)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond or peanut butter (I used cashew butter)
  • 1 tbsp clear honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • A few mint leaves (optional)

For the topping:

  • 6.1 oz mixed fresh fruit chopped (I used banana, mango, strawberries and blueberries)


For the seed mix:

  • Heat oven to 180C (360F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Tip the seeds, coconut and almonds into a bowl, add the cinnamon and drizzle over the honey or maple syrup. Toss until everything is well coated, then scatter over the baking tray in an even layer.
  • Bake for 10-15 mins, stirring every 5 mins or so, until the seeds are lightly toasted (watch carefully as it will burn fairly quickly).
  • Leave to cool. Will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

For the smoothie:

  • Put the banana, avocado, mango, spinach, milk, nut butter, sweetener (if using), and mint leaves in a blender and whizz to a thick smoothie consistency (if it’s either too thick or too thin, adjust by adding more liquid or fruit/veges).
  • Divide the smoothie between two bowls and arrange the fruit on top. Scatter 1-2 tbsp of the seed mix over each bowl and eat straight away.


Left-overs can be stored in the fridge for up to a day – just place plastic wrap over the surface of the smoothie.
Keyword Green Power Smoothie, Green Smoothie
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Susan, AKA Kiwicook
About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.

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