The 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 saw the recipe (and learning about healthy foods), I couldn’t comprehend the thought of putting green lettuce in a smoothie to drink. I had never even heard of kale.
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
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!
There are several variations you can make to customize it. I use homemade almond milk, but you could use water, coconut milk, rice milk or hemp milk for a vegan version. You can even add some Raw Protein powder, hemp seeds, or coconut oil to give it an extra nutritional boost.
The raw agave nectar or raw honey is optional but you really don’t need it because the banana has just the right amount of sweetness to offset the greenness of the kale. You could even just add another 1/2 or whole banana if you find that you want a little sweeter smoothie.
It’s so very easy to make and so refreshing! And it’s kid approved..try it and you will be hooked!