Green smoothies can be intimidating. I never dreamed of drinking any smoothie other than my go-to strawberry-banana, but then I discovered the beauty of kale.
I was skeptical. Kale is known to have a slightly bitter taste and a strange texture. How could that leafy green vegetable possibly satisfy my sweet tooth? While I had my doubts, my tastebuds were pleasantly surprised. So, I challenge you to get past your fear of greens and try this wonderful kale concoction. The almond butter gives the smoothie a nutty feel, while the avocado helps maintain a thick, smooth consistency. And (although you won’t taste it), the kale adds loads of vitamins A, C, K and fiber as an added bonus. For those who have to force yourselves to eat greens, I encourage you to drink them instead. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Kale Breakfast Smoothie
- Prep Time:4 minutes
- Cook Time:1 minute (or until smooth)
- Total Time:5 minutes
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup honey Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup dates
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 banana, sliced into pieces
- 2 cup kale
Add the almond milk, Greek yogurt and almond butter into a blender.
Remove the pits and cut dates into small pieces.
Add the dates, avocado and the banana slices.
Rip the kale into shreds, removing the stems, and add to the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Note: This smoothie is a little on the chunky side, so feel free to drink it with a spoon!
If this recipe doesn’t convert you into a kale lover, then I don’t know what will.
On the run or in need of a quick breakfast? Try the sweet green smoothie from Red Mango. The Simple Green is a wonderful mixture of spinach, yogurt, green apple, avocado and kale.