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green monster

Ingredients

  • 1-2 bananas
  • 2 or more organic kale leaves
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup water

Optional:

  • Greens (collards, turnips, etc.)
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Berries, mangos or any other fruit of choice
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Vanilla

Preparation

Cut banana into chunks and put in blender. Add 2 or more leaves of kale (run kale under hot water to soften for easier blending). Add ice & water. Blend to liquid form & enjoy. The banana adds a natural sweetness and gives the smoothie a creamy texture. What a great way to sneak extra veggies in your diet!

The leaves from kale provide an earthy flavor and more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food around. Although it can be found in markets throughout the year, it is in season from the middle of winter through the beginning of spring when it has a sweeter taste and is more widely available. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese. It is also a very good source of fiber, copper, calcium, vitamin B6 and potassium.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 serving
Calories per serving: 126
Fat: 1.5 g
Saturated – .9 g
Mono – .06g
Poly – .22g
Protein: 4.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fiber: 7.1 g
Carbohydrate: 47.2 g