Tropical turn-back-the-clock smoothie bowl

Martha Hunt Coconut

Brekkie packed with all the good stuff

We love a yummy, healthy meal-in-a-bowl, and this one is packed with antioxidant superstar kale, vitamin-rich kiwi and protein-packed almond butter. Just 1 cup of kale has three-and-a-half times your daily betacarotene needs and loads of vitamin C for glowing skin. Kale also contains alpha-lipoic acid, which helps produce glutathione which, in turn, slows the ageing process of the eyes, skin and body.

Did you know?

Bananas are known as “nature’s Botox” because they contain wrinkle-fighting nutrients – including vitamins A, C and E, zinc and lectin – which help fade age spots 
and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. 

Ingredients

2 frozen bananas, chopped

1 cup coconut water 
or almond milk

1 cup chopped kale

1 kiwifruit, peeled

1½ tablespoons (30g) 
almond butter

Toppings

1½ tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

1⁄4 cup pomegranate arils

1½ tablespoons sliced almonds

1⁄4 cup raspberries (or berries 
of your choice)

Method

1. In a blender, place the bananas, coconut water or almond milk, kale, kiwi and almond butter. Blend until the desired consistency is reach.

2. pour into a bowl. Sprinkle over your toppings and dig in!

Nutritional information

Per serving: 2958 kilojoules (707 calories), 31g fat (9g saturated fat), 98g carbohydrates, 46g sugar, 150mg sodium, 17g fibre, 17g protein

This is a recipe extract from Women's Health's Big Book of Smoothies.

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Image credit: @marthahunt

This article originally appeared on womenshealth.com.au