Kale and Banana Green Smoothie

Kale and Banana Green Smoothie | The Healthy Family and Home

This Kale and Banana Green Smoothie is the very first green smoothie I ever made..and even the first in my Vitamix!

I started making these almost 6 years ago for my first son and even today, he still asks for his “green smoothie”.

This smoothie is so simple to make and with only 3 ingredients it just can’t get any easier.

I remember when I first started cleaning up my diet and learning about healthy nutrient-dense foods, I couldn’t comprehend the thought of putting green lettuce in a smoothie to drink.

I had never even heard of kale!

But believe it or not, when combined with a sweet banana, the banana offsets any detectable taste of kale…you just can’t taste it!

And, it’s an official “kid-approved” smoothie in my home!

Want more healthy smoothie recipes?  Check out Pumpkin Protein Smoothie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie, Acai Berry and Banana Immunity Smoothie or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating smoothies you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Milk):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Kale:*

  • high in iron
  • excellent for detoxification
  • powerful antioxidants
  • high in calcium
  • anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Bananas:*

  • combats depression
  • aids in weight loss
  • strengthens the immune systems
  • high in fiber
  • helps to lower blood pressure

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

Kale and Banana Green Smoothie | The Healthy Family and Home

Kale and Banana Green Smoothie | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Tip #1:  I use homemade almond milk to make mine, but feel free to use your favorite non-dairy milk.

Tip #2:  If you want to give it an extra nutritional boost, you can add a tablespoon of coconut oil, hemp seeds or your favorite superfood.

Tip #3:  I find it is perfectly sweet with just the banana, but feel free to add extra banana or other sweetener if you prefer.

Tip #4:  Since this recipe doesn’t include nuts, it is not necessary to use a Vitamix if you don’t have one.  A regular blender or one like this would work just fine.

 

Kale and Banana Green Smoothie (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly, No Refined Sugars)

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup homemade almond milk
  • 1 organic banana
  • 2 pieces organic kale leaves (de-stemmed)

Directions

Step 1 Add all ingredients in a Vitamix or blender and blend until well combined.

Optional: add extra 1/2 banana for more sweetness, if desired.

Optional: add 1 tablespoon coconut oil, hemp seeds or your favorite superfood for extra nutrients.

Enjoy!

Note

This recipe will make (1) smoothie.

 

 

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