When I was in graduate school near Boston, my employer informed me that I was required to become a Red Sox fan if I wanted to work there. Even though I loved the Seattle Mariners, the Red Sox became my adopted team. One of the things I learned about during the countless Red Sox games I watched with the rest of the staff was The Green Monster—a large wall in Fenway Park—which is also the namesake of Wally, the Green Monster, the Red Sox’s mascot. I like to think that after a hard day of dancing at the games, Wally would enjoy coming home to enjoy this nutritious beast to boost his energy and keep his colors bright!
- 3 large kale leaves, stalks removed
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 small apple, peeled and cored
- ¾ cup coconut or other plant-based milk
- ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 Tbsp flaxseed
- 1-inch-piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 Tbsp local honey
- 1¼ cups frozen pineapple
- 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
- 2 figs, cut into sections
- 2 Tbsp granola
- drizzle of honey
- Combine all smoothie bowl ingredients except pineapple in a blender jar and blend until smooth and no chunks remain.
- Add frozen pineapple and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings.
Excerpted from Beautiful Smoothie Bowls: 80 Delicious and Colorful Superfood Recipes to Nourish and Satisfy (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017)