Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl

Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl

Here is a simple, tasty and refreshing chia-greens peach smoothie bowl recipe — great for an immune boost or just a fun green breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day!

 

This smoothie recipe, with only 8 ingredients, goes together in minutes. Use a food processor or blender and vary the ingredients according to what you have on hand – this can all be made with frozen or pantry items! Then, garnish freely.

 

Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl ingredients in food processor

 

What to know about moringa

 

This smoothie bowl is based on frozen spinach and peaches, but I upped the green color with moringa powder for its antioxidant properties and nutrient density.

 

According to Kuli Kuli, the company whose moringa I use, compared to kale moringa contains:

  • two times the amount of protein
  • four times the amount of iron
  • three times the amount of calcium
  • more than twice the amount of fiber

 

Caution: it may not be advised to consume moringa if you are pregnant. This is because there’s a slight chance that it could cause uterine contractions.

 

Alternative: Spirulina, which gives such an intense green color that it’s the main ingredient in natural green food coloring.

 

Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl with garnishes overhead view

 

Working with chia – should you soak?

 

The chia seeds provide fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. If you were going to drink this smoothie rather than spoon it, you would want to soak the chia in advance for at least 20 minutes but even overnight.

 

I didn’t soak the chia before making the smoothie bowl because I knew that the food processor would break most of the seeds up. If I did, I would mix them with the almond milk at least an hour ahead of time. Soaking improves digestibility if you won’t be breaking the seeds.

 

Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl with garnishes side view

 

Ways to sweeten a smoothie bowl

 

I like a smoothie bowl to be refreshing and not too sweet. I don’t usually add honey (or maple syrup) if peaches are the main fruit in the smoothie because they have enough natural sweetness on their own to balance the slight bitterness of the greens. But I would if I were using less-sweet fruit.

 

The peaches also let the green color shine whereas blending in blueberries or raspberries would make it more purple or red than I want if making this for St. Patrick’s.

 

I added sweetness to this bowl by garnishing with bananas, kiwi and berries and by sprinkling with my favorite homemade Flax-Hemp Granola with Rice Crisps.

 

Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl with fruit garnishes on marble-wood board

Adding immune boosters

 

Last, my two favorite immune boosters are ginger and turmeric. When short on time, I use powdered ginger as I list here – again, because this recipe can all be made with items from your freezer or pantry. But fresh always gives an amazing aroma and flavor to any dish.

 

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Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl with fruit garnishes on green cloth

 

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe, and that if you do you will pin or otherwise share it and leave me a comment below!

 

Beth

 

Other recipes you may enjoy

Peach-Raspberry Surprise Smoothie

Flax-Hemp Granola with Rice Crisps

Moringa Fruit-Nut-Ola Grain-Free

 

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Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl with fruit garnishes

Chia-Greens Peach Smoothie Bowl

  • Author: Beth
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Food processor, blender
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Here is a simple and refreshing chia-greens peach smoothie bowl recipe — great for an immune boost, or just a fun green breakfast for St. Patrick’s! Only 8 ingredients in the smoothie, not counting garnishes.


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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons moringa powder (see info in post) or spirulina 
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup frozen sliced peaches
  • 2 handfuls frozen spinach
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond or other non-dairy milk
  • 13 tsp. honey or maple syrup to taste (or none, if peaches are sweet)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • optional garnishes: berries, bananas, kiwi fruit, flax-hemp granola with rice crisps

Instructions

  1. Toss ingredients into food processor and whizz for 1-2 minutes or until blended to your preference. Since you are making a bowl rather than a drinkable smoothie, it doesn’t have to be completely smooth. I actually like it to have some texture as long as there are no big chunks of greens. 
  2. Pour your smoothie into a bowl and garnish with additional fruit and this homemade flax-hemp granola or hemp seeds!

Notes

See notes in the post about health benefits; one caution about moringa is that it may not be advised during pregnancy.

Keywords: green smoothie bowl, St. Patrick's breakfast, chia, frozen greens, spinach, moringa, peaches, food processor

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