• Christine Yan

Kale-in it: The best green smoothie!

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

I'm getting excited just writing this. On top of my all time favourite oatmeal breakfast, this refreshing kale smoothie has been a life staple for almost 10 years. If you've ever gone to school with me, you've seen me bring this to class maybe, everyday, in one of those Magic Bullet carriers.



With a creamy consistency, this smoothie is full of vitamins and nutrients but doesn't taste like it. It's super nice in the morning or after a workout!



YOU'LL NEED (1 serving - approximately 1-2 cups)

  • 1 banana, chopped

  • Big handful of kale, chopped (or sub with spinach or collard greens)

  • 6-7 pieces of frozen mango or pineapple (you can use frozen berries too if you don't mind the smoothie turning a non-pleasant colour)

  • 5 thin slices of cucumber

  • 1 thin slice of ginger (adjust to your taste - I usually use around the size of my thumb nail)

  • ~1 cup liquid of your choice (I like coconut or almond milk the best)

Additional ad-ins (optional)

  • For more energy - add in 1 tsp of matcha powder

  • For more protein - add in 2 scoops of greek yogurt, or a scoop of your favourite protein powder

  • For more sweeteness: drizzle of maple syrup, or 1-2 pitted dates

  • For more texture: 1 tsp of hemp seeds, flax seeds, or chia seeds

STEPS (5 minutes start-finish)

  1. Add in all your base ingredients to the blender except for the liquid. Add in any additional ingredients.

  2. Carefully pour in your liquid of choice and stop once it reaches around 1 inch under the top of where the ingredients ends.

  3. Blend away! If you like your smoothies more runny or your blender needs some help, add in more liquid small increments at a time.

  4. Serve as is, or if you've made a thicker smoothie, pour in a bowl and top with your favourite smoothie bowl toppings! I like to use various nuts/seeds, dried cranberries, berries, and coconut flakes.

Enjoy!

Christine

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