Green Coconut Kiwi Banana Smoothie Bowl {and a giveaway!}

Green Coconut Kiwi Banana Smoothie Bowl is a dairy free, vegan smoothie bowl filled with refreshing kiwi, spinach, bananas, and coconut milk.  Top it with your favorite fruit, granola, and toasted coconut for a healthy, delicious breakfast, snack, or treat!

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I’m a lot of things, but a trendsetter isn’t one of them.  I’m usually late getting onto the trendy train, and sometimes I never even make it to the station.   I’m the kind of person that likes to feel things out first, especially when it comes to fashion, and when the new iPhone comes out, forget it — I’m waiting until the bugs and kinks are fixed and the price is lower.  You’ll never find me in line on opening night for a movie when it first comes out, because I want to hear what people think about it first.  A little behind the times….yup, that’s me. 🙂

When it comes to food, I’m always a bit behind, too.  It’s a wonder I ever got on board with green smoothies, because I just couldn’t see how greens could taste good in them, even as much as I love them.  Well, I found out I do like green smoothies…I really do!  I posted my Tropi-Kale Green Smoothie fittingly at the beginning of January, and love it, because truth be told, you really can’t taste the greens just like everybody says.

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I’m late on the smoothie bowl trend as well, and I’ve been seeing them floating around the Internet but never had one until I made this one.  Can you imagine?  Or maybe you’re like me and you just haven’t really seen them anywhere.  I think they’re all the rage down in Southern California, but either they’re not as prevalent here in the San Francisco Bay Area, or I just don’t get out much.

Truthfully, the only smoothie bowls I’ve really seen on the Internet have been acai bowls, and they’re a beautiful purple color.  I decided I needed to do a green spin on one because I don’t know much about acai.  I Googled green smoothie bowls and actually saw quite a few, and wondered why I’d never seen any before?  See?  I’m behind again. 😉

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I’ve been buying kiwi fruit like crazy, packaged up all cute in containers and labeled “Mighties”, which I did upload on Instagram a while back.  My kiwi went soft quick, so I peeled them, cut them up, and popped them in the freezer to turn them into smoothies.  The flavor was so refreshing, and is the predominant flavor here with the spinach and banana taking a backseat.

I knew I wanted to top my smoothie bowl with a variety of fruit I had lying around, like orange and pomegranate, as well as a delicious granola that I had on hand, and of course toasted coconut flakes.  This smoothie bowl is more than a pretty face — it’s bright and flavorful, and will really liven up your breakfast or snack!  This is one food bandwagon I’m happy to be on now, and I don’t think I’ll ever want to get off of it.

So grab a spoon!  This is good stuff. 🙂

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Green Coconut Kiwi Banana Smoothie Bowl {and a giveaway!}
 
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Green Coconut Kiwi Banana Smoothie Bowl is a refreshing mix of kiwi, spinach, banana, and coconut milk, topped with fruit, granola, and toasted coconut. It's healthy, delicious, and also vegan and dairy free!
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Serves: 2 large or 4 smaller servings, depending on the size of your bowl!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen kiwi (5-6 ripe kiwis, peeled, cut into chunks, and frozen)
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, loosely packed (I used fresh baby spinach)
  • 2 medium bananas, frozen, cut into ½" thick slices
  • 1½ cups coconut milk (light or full fat)*
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave syrup*
Optional Toppings:
  • fresh kiwi fruit, banana slices, orange, pomegranate, granola, and toasted coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Place the kiwi, spinach, banana, coconut milk, and 1 tablespoon of agave syrup in a blender. Place the lid on and pulse until smooth, turning off the power and scraping down the sides if necessary. If the smoothie is too thick for your preference, add more coconut milk. Taste the smoothie and add the additional tablespoon of agave syrup, if desired.
  2. Pour the smoothie into bowls, and arrange fruit decoratively over the top with the granola and coconut flakes, if using. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Notes
*The coconut milk may be substituted for your favorite milk, including cow's milk, almond milk, etc. I used light coconut milk, and the smoothie was plenty delicious!
*I used 1 tablespoon of agave syrup and the smoothie was plenty sweet for my taste, but add the amount that you works for you.
*The agave syrup may be substituted with maple syrup, honey, or sugar.
*You can purchase toasted coconut flakes at Trader Joe's, or just toast them in a skillet on the stove top over medium low heat for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.

 

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