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Blend Up This Green Smoothie Bowl For Major Health Benefits

Runners, start your blenders!

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Smoothie bowls are fast becoming Instagram’s favorite breakfast.

It turns out, when you pour a thick, creamy smoothie in a vessel and scatter your elixir with inspiring toppings, your meal becomes a work of art. And runners should take notice of this pin-able phenomenon. When the right ingredients are sent for a ride in the blender, what transpires are bowls that are filling, loaded with nutrients and, most importantly, absolutely delicious.

Think of them as soft-serve ice cream sundaes without any nutritional guilt—treats, but ones you should enjoy every day. And not just for breakfast: Smoothie bowls make standout snacks and post-workout nourishment as well. The flavor possibilities are endless, but these mash-ups guarantee you’ll never want for a straw again.

GREEN MONSTER BOWL—SERVES 1

Slip greens into your breakfast plan with this vibrant bowl. Its verdant color telegraphs the health benefits: Avocado is laced with beneficial fats and hunger-quelling fiber, with spinach infusing each spoonful with bone-building vitamin K. The silky tofu provides plant protein, and its beany flavor disappears in the mixture.

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
6 oz. silken (soft) tofu
1/2 small avocado 1 cup baby spinach or frozen spinach
1/3 cup fresh basil
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. fresh ginger
1 cup frozen peach slices (or frozen mango or pineapple)
Garnish options: Unsalted roasted cashews, blackberries

Directions
Place coconut milk, tofu, avocado, spinach, basil, lime juice, ginger and peaches in a blender container, and blend until smooth. Add a little more coconut milk if needed to help with blending. Place in a bowl, and garnish with cashews and blackberries or other desired toppings.

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING: 314 CALORIES, 13G PROTEIN, 14G FAT, 28G CARBS, 46MG SODIUM