Recipe: Strawberry Kale Smoothie

by Michelle on November 17, 2009 · 6 comments

in Healthy Breakfast,Healthy Dinner,Healthy Snacks

I’d thought I’d share with you my breakfast this morning. It was a Strawberry Kale Smoothie!

I know ‘kale’ and ‘strawberries’ aren’t two words you would usually think of together in a smoothie…but it isn’t actually too bad at all! It’s rather tasty and very nutritious! The red pigments of the strawberry helps to disguise the green colour of the kale, So I can imagine giving this to kids (or anyone who doesn’t like greens) would be much easier than a plain green smoothie.

Strawberry Kale Smoothie

Yield: Makes 4-5 small cups

You will need:

  • 1 handful (or more) of Kale, uncooked
  • 6-10 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • Water, to thin out (use less for a thick smoothie, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed flax seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lecithin granules
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed or whole almonds, for garnish

How to:

In a high speed blender, blend all the ingredients together until it forms a smooth pour-able smoothie.

Tips:

  • If it is too much for yourself, keep in a jug in the fridge for later and shake or stir when drinking again.
  • If you freeze bananas ahead of time this can give the smoothie a creamier texture.
  • If you buy organic strawberries you can blend them with the green tops! 

Enjoy!

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Nael Qasem December 7, 2009 at 8:20 am

This smoothie looks really good. reall enjoy your blog

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healthfoodlover December 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Thanks Nael! Thanks for stopping by!

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Kristi Rimkus December 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I would never have thought to add kale to my smoothie. I usually add spinach, but kale is such a nutritious green, I’ll have to give it a try.

Happy New Year!

Kristi

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