One thing T and I have in common, besides our genes, is a love for green smoothies. As a grown up I am flexible on acceptable smoothie colors. T, however, is not. Even when I try to conceal a purple smoothie in an opaque drinking receptacle he opens the top and calls me out on my mistake. The smoothie bowl below is a twist on one of his favorites. Instead of the usual spinach, I used romaine lettuce in a flurry of creative inspiration (just kidding, we were out of spinach and I didn’t feel like making a trip to the store…). Truthfully the romaine pairs well with the sweeter ingredients and makes for a rather refreshing treat. As a bonus, romaine happens to be a great detoxifier if you are in need of a little internal spring cleaning.
Rockin’ Romaine Smoothie Bowl
-1/2-1 cup (depending on how thick you like your bowl) unsweetened soy or other plant milk (I use West Soy organic unsweetened)
-1 teaspoon spirulina powder (optional but adds to the green hue and nutrition content)
-1 romaine heart, choppped
-1/2 banana (you can slice the other half for a yummy topping!)
-1 small handful frozen broccoli
-1 cup frozen mango
-Place all ingredients except romaine in blender (unless you have a Vitamix, then layer according to directions).
-Blend ingredients until smooth and add romaine.
-Blend again until romaine disappears.
-Serve in a bowl topped with berries, banana, granola, or whatever else your
romaine heart desires!
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