Super Green Smoothie
- Serves: 2 to 3
- Active Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
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Step 1: Making the Smoothie• 4 or 5 kale leaves
• 1/3 cucumber (approx. 1 cup)
• 1 to 2 apples (1 cup)
• 2 dates (or other sweetener)
• 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
• 3 cups liquid (water, coconut water or non-dairy milk of choice)
Kale is the main power in this smoothie. Any of the other ingredients can be substituted with celery, spinach, pears, bananas and kiwi, for example. In fact, you can even add an avocado, if you like, or fresh ginger and nuts (cashew nuts work particularly well).First, make sure your blender is clean and that you have the lid. Assemble your ingredients and wash the vegetables.
To make the smoothie, place everything into the high-speed blender and blend for a good couple of minutes or until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust your flavors and re-blend if necessary. Serve immediately.
If desired, a scoop or two of protein powder can be added for extra bulk.
- by Dawn Thomas
- January 15, 2013
We know that you might be thinking, “Kale smoothie … what the heck?” But trust us, it’s so deliciously sweet you will be craving it on a daily basis