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Trailblazer Green Smoothie Bowl


We do a lot of hiking around here. Melissa hikes daily in the parks around her home in Nashville. Once our triathlon racing season winds down, Laurel and I turn to hiking as a good way to stay fit during our off season. Our favorite hike is in upstate New York's Minnewaska State Park. It's a four hour round trip (if you don't get lost) journey on unmarked trails. Fueling up properly before hand is a must, just as important as taking a map and compass. 

This smoothie bowl makes a perfect pre-hike boost since itโ€™s both thirst-quenching and, with its toppings, hearty. Itโ€™s like eating a yogurt bowl with a smoothie for a base instead of yogurt. I'll admit, it took me awhile to warm up to the idea of a smoothie bowl, but now I'm hooked. Enjoy! --Bec


Trailblazer Smoothie Bowl

1 banana, quartered and frozen
1 apple, quartered, core sliced out
2 large handfuls of spinach (about 2 packed cups)
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 cup cow or almond milk, plus another 1/4 cup to help blend, if necessary

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. A Vitamix or other powerful blender will zap through this easily. Standard blenders, like the ones we use, might need up to another ยผ cup of milk to blend the ingredients.

Top with your favorite fresh fruit, seeds, and nuts. Our current favorite combo: sliced banana, hemp seeds, and granola, shown here.

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