Green Lime Smoothie Bowl is creamy, slightly sweet, with plenty of tangy lime. It’s packed with spinach and topped with any toppings your heart desires.
Don’t you instantly feel healthier when you drink a large green smoothie? All those dark leafy greens masked by yummy fruit. I’ve been drinking green smoothies for a while now, but I usually just throw everything into the blender and hope for the best. I am working on actually creating smoothie recipes for you so that we can all be super healthy together!
If you aren’t familiar with a smoothie bowl it’s basically a smoothie that’s thick enough to eat with a spoon. The fun part is that you can top your smoothie bowl with a variety of toppings to add texture and make the smoothie into more of a meal. It’s kind of like a super healthy ice cream bowl. Who doesn’t want that?
This Green Lime Smoothie Bowl was inspired by my Gluten Free Key Lime Pie that I made last month. I just couldn’t get enough of that tangy limy goodness! This Green Lime Smoothie Bowl is refreshing, thick and creamy, sweet – a hint of pineapple, if you please – with plenty of fresh tangy lime. Hiding in there is a ton of spinach that you will never detect. I topped my smoothie bowl with some store-bought granola (I like Kind granola), coconut flakes, slivered almonds, and a few frozen tart cherries! The sky is the limit; go crazy with this one!
Can I tell you something? I thought I wouldn’t be able to join the smoothie bowl club until I got one of those fancy schmancy high speed blenders. (I’m totally jealous of anyone who has one. Can we be best friends? I’ll make you smoothie bowls all day long!). I think of my blender as somewhere between a high speed blender and a regular, everyday blender. Guess what, I was able to make a smoothie bowl! Most of my smoothies tend to be a little on the runny side because sometimes I need to keep adding liquids to get it to blend up – sad story. So I was positive that my blender would not make a smoothie that’s thick and creamy enough to be eaten with a spoon. Guys, I even tried using my food processor the first time I made this Green Lime Smoothie bowl. Liquids exploded everywhere! Never again!
I cracked the code to making a thick smoothie bowl in a lower speed blender. Step 1). Add your liquids and spinach first. Blend until smooth. Step 2). Add a little of your fruit at a time and blend until smooth. Then add more fruit, and blend until all the fruit has been blended. The result: a thick, creamy, beautiful smoothie that can be eaten with a spoon, from a bowl! And all your friends will think you have a fancy high speed blender. They never have to know! Seriously, this method is so simple, why haven’t I been making smoothies like this all of the time?! Too many watery smoothies that could have been so much creamier. Those days are gone now!
I see tons of Green Lime Smoothie Bowls in your near future! Bring on that healthy green summertime glow, friends, bring it on!
I hope you give this Green Lime Smoothie Bowl a try. If you do, please don’t forget to leave a comment down below and rate the recipe! Cheers!
- ¼ cup unsweetened dairy free milk (I like almond milk)
- Zest of ½ lime
- Juice of 1½ limes
- 2 large handfuls spinach
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1½ cups previously sliced and frozen bananas
- SUGGESTIONS FOR TOPPINGS:
- Coconut flakes
- Slivered almonds
- Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries
- Cacao nibs
- Chia seeds
- Any other kind of nuts or seeds
- If you are using a high speed blender you may be able to add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
- If you are not using a high speed blender add the milk, lime zest, lime juice, and spinach to the blender. Blend on high until no more chunks of spinach remain.
- Add about ¼ cup of the frozen fruit and blend on high until well incorporated. Then add another ¼ cup of fruit and blend until the fruit is well blended. Repeat this process until all of the fruit you are going to use has been well blended. If it gets stuck, turn off the blender and use the back of a wooden spoon to help push everything down, then blend again. Resist the urge to add more liquid; otherwise the smoothie will become too runny and you won't be able to eat it with a spoon.
- Transfer the smoothie to 2 small bowls, or one large bowl and top it with as many or as few toppings as desired (suggestions listed above). Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts are calculated for 2 smoothie bowls, without toppings, since everyone likes different kinds of toppings.