This Kale and Banana Green Smoothie is the very first green smoothie I ever made..and even the first in my Vitamix!
It’s a 100% kid-friendly smoothie.
In fact, 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 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!
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions for Kale and Banana Smoothie
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 an extra banana or another 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 would work just fine.
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