Energizing Winter Smoothie Bowls! Packed with spinach, kale, almond butter, oranges and grapefruit, this is just the way you want to start your morning!
Happy Monday everyone! How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day weekend? I wasn’t going to mention it here but here’s goes. . I had a VI peel done to my face on Thursday. I have sun spots on my face that I’m trying to get rid of . . I’ve talked about my skin here. And I did have laser treatment done that only made them worse. So, over the past year, I’ve just been using products and having a light, very mild chemical peel done to my face every few months. They have been great and my skin looks a lot better now. . I just still have these darn sun spots. They have lightened but are still visible. So, as recommended by Katie, my medical aesthetician, who I love, I went for it! If you’re in Madison, you need to go see her here.
The VI Peel makes your skin peel like crazy and by crazy, I mean scary crazy. My face is peeling all over the place, like the whole top layer of my skin is coming off. It’s crazy. My kids and husband just stared at me this entire weekend. And Phoebe and Madeline, keep coming up close to stare, stare some more and say, “oh this is so weird.” I am only mentioning this because it was Valentine’s Day weekend and I didn’t leave the house at all. You have to stay out of the sun for 7 days .. and because of all the peeling, you kinda don’t want to leave the house anyway; for fear of scaring people.
So, my awesome husband picked up Chinese food for Saturday night and cooked filet mignons for Sunday night. And because of my kitchen renovation (yes, it started and should be done by the end of the month!), we’re been camped out in our basement close to the bar kitchen (because the sink is here) and this might be the most time we’ve spent downstairs in my house since we moved in.
I’m currently hooked on grapefruit. Like, I’m buying the big bags from Costco and eating them up! And I’m still making my smoothies and smoothie bowls.
I may just keep this up all year long. and since kale and grapefruit are in season, I’m one happy camper.
Energizing Winter Smoothie Bowl
For the smoothie:
- 1 1/2 cups spinach
- 1 cup kale stems removed and chopped
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 orange peeled and broken into fourths
- 1 to 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 large frozen banana broken into pieces
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen mangos* or you can do a mix of mangos + pineapple
For the toppings:
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
- grapefruit chunks
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- apple slices
- Place leafy greens (spinach and kale) into your blender and add the water. Blend together until combined.
- Add in the orange, almond butter, frozen banana and frozen mangos and blend together until smooth. Pour into bowls and decorate with desired toppings.