I just wanted to share with you guys my favorite new twist on the green smoothie. Green Smoothie Porridge. For me, breakfast without a green smoothie is like peanut butter without jelly... it's just dry and missing something. So sometimes I think "well, I could have GF cereal for breakfast for a change", but I can never bring myself to do it because I always feel like it will be lacking in essential nutrition, water content and fresh deliciousness.
So, as a tribute to the famous Acai Granola bowls of southern California ... I came up with this Green Smoothie Porridge Bowl. Now, if you're accustomed to green smoothies at all by now you know that they're not "green" tasting at all unless you put a head of dandelion in there... yuck! This green smoothie has all the green without the green taste. I discovered this AMAZING gluten free granola which I am in LOVE with called KIND Healthy Grains. I love the name too. Unlike traditional granolas which use the standard oat, oil, nuts, seeds and dried fruit mixture, this one is replete with "grains" like Amaranth, Quinoi, Oats, Millet and Buckwheat. Some people don't even consider these grains to be grains because they don't have the negative inflammatory effect on the gut that glutenous grains do. How awesome is that? Soon, I think more and more traditional foods we've come to know and love are going to get a gluten free makeover, and they're going to get the recipes right like this KIND creation so the foods taste amazing like they should. This KIND granola also has 5 grams of fiber in 1/3 of a cup which is pretty darn impressive!
Green Smoothie Base:
1/2 Frozen Banana
1/2C Favorite Frozen Berries (Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry)
2 Large Handfuls Fresh Spinach
1 Cup Almond Milk
Blend. Pour in bowl.
Kind Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax Seeds
A few dried Cranberries for color:-)
Enjoy yet another amazing hippy dippy healthy breakfast!
And a hippy dippy song to boot: