Last weekend I spent most of Sunday afternoon and night at my friends’ pool. As the French would say, ça fait du bien (it feels good).
After I finished doing nothing for a couple hours, I moved on to one of my other favorite activities: eating. We went inside and devoured leftovers from lunch, and after we were finished, my friend Melissa asked me to show her how to make a flower out of fruit.
I guess word about my smoothie bowls has gotten around because she had seen a picture of my kiwi flowers on Instagram. I showed her how to make a flower out of a tomato, and the whole experience inspired me to make a smoothie bowl with kiwi flowers for breakfast on Monday.
Making the flowers seems intimidating, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it. Maybe I’ll post a video here soon to show you.
I was a little wary about the vanilla extract in this smoothie bowl. I’m willing to take risks when it comes to food, but vanilla and spinach seemed a little out there.
As it turned out, the vanilla is what made the bowl. It added some sweetness and paired well with the blueberries, banana and granola on top.
This song has been popping up on my playlist a lot recently. It’s good for hot summer days when you’re walking down the sidewalk but it feels like you’re diving headfirst into water because of the humidity.
Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl with Kiwi Flowers (slightly adapted from The Healthy Hour)
handful of spinach
1 cup mango
1 tsp matcha powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup almond milk
banana slices, blueberries, kiwi flowers, hemp seeds, coconut flakes and granola for topping
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until creamy and smooth. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle your choice of toppings. Enjoy!