FIT VEGAN CHEF! Guest post

Hi Guys!
My Name is Natalie Matthews.  I am an NFF bikini Pro, NPC Nationally Qualified bikini athlete, and Certified Vegan Chef.
I would love to share one of my favorite breakfast and post workout snacks that I have almost every day during prep. You can follow me on instagram here!
I enjoy starting my morning off with oats, berries, or a green smoothie, but lately, I’ve been combining everything into smoothie bowls.  I seem to never get tired of them.  They don’t take long to make and are packed with healthy ingredients to help you start the day off right.  This smoothie bowl is also perfect as a pre/post workout snack.  Eat this and conquer your day!
Green Boost Smoothie Bowl
Makes one bowl
3 oz of spinach (about 1 cup packed)
2 frozen bananas
2 pitted dates
2-3 tbsp peanut butter powder
1 tbsp flax or chia seeds
1 scoop vegan protein powder
Optional toppings:
berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries
dried fruit
coconut chips
cacao nibs
vegan chocolate chips
nuts or seeds
Start by adding spinach to the bottom of a high-speed blender or food processor.  On top of the spinach, add bananas, dates peanut butter powder, flax seeds, and protein powder in that order.  Add some water if needed.
Blend thoroughly on high until you have a thick Ice cream consistency.
Pour the smoothie into a bowl and get creative with your favorite toppings.
This recipe could also be left as a smoothie by adding a half a cup of water or vegan milk and pouring it into a glass.  This is an excellent way to get a ton of nutrients on the go!
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