Kale Smoothie

THIS is my all-time favorite smoothie recipe and I consume this at least 3x a week.  My freezer is always filled with the exact ingredients I need to pull it together at a moments notice.  Yes, there is sugar in it, but only natural sugar, directly from fruit and not processed.  (Other than in my blender.)  I do prefer this as breakfast on high energy days, such as before my kettlebell classes, or prior to meeting up with Coach.  It seems to give me an added boost and I utilize those natural sugars in the best way possible.

Be forewarned:  it is GREEN … more green than a shamrock shake … but it is yummy.  The odd ingredients really pull together to make a fantastic smoothie.  Enjoy!

  • 1 cup of loosely packed organic kale
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or unsweetened almond coconut milk works, too)
  • 1-2 organic dates
  • 1 organic banana
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened organic almond butter

I generally start by blending the kale and almond milk together, then slowly add the dates and let it run for a while.  Then add the almond butter and banana and process until smooth.  If you want it colder, add 1/2 cup ice chips.  Divide into 2 cups and enjoy with someone else.  It makes enough for 2 … or on those heavy workout days I might just drink the whole thing myself.

Tip:  When I bring home a bunch of kale, I divide it up right away and put it into freezer bags, and store in the freezer.  This way the kale doesn’t go bad and I can just pull a bag out when I need it.  I also peel and place my bananas into a freezer bag to be pulled out individually as needed.  Having these items frozen also negates the need for ice chips.

Yummy green goodness!

Yummy green goodness!

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