The flavor and health benefits of kale are heightened by almond milk and banana in this creamy smoothie.
A green smoothie doesn’t have to taste bad to be good for you. We don’t believe in eating anything that doesn’t taste good, even if it is the healthiest thing on the planet. The great thing about making smoothies is that you can “disguise” those bitter green vegetables with other sweet and yummy ingredients. In this case, we chose kale, almond butter, banana, and almond milk. After a ton of trial and error, we feel that this combination is the best tasting, power-packed way to start the day.
A green smoothie or juice for breakfast is my way of life these days, and this is one of my favorites. The taste is rich and sweet–not bitter–and it is full of protein and vitamins that provide energy throughout the day. Plus this green smoothie is a satisfying meal that does not leave you hungry.
- 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- 1 banana
- ½ cup kale, chopped and de-stemmed (frozen works great too)
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1-2 tsp of agave nectar (to taste)
- ½ cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend for several minutes until smooth.