Kale Smoothie Recipe

I am doing an improvised raw food diet to help detox.  I am eating at least 51% raw and 100% vegan.  I am working on a budget of $10.00 to $15.00 per day, and about an hour a day prep time.  I wanted to share a simple green smoothie recipe that kids (and adults) will love.  It’s affordable and quick and easy.  I adapted it from multiple other versions where I didn’t have the ingredients they listed.  Feel free to do the same.  When it comes to green drinks, anything goes. 

I named it Chocolate Green-Nut Butter Cup.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups (12 oz) of your favourite nut milk.*
  • 1 tightly packed cup of kale
  • 2 tablespoons of your favourite raw nut butter.*
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 serving of Chocolate Green SuperFood by Amazing Grass or you can substitute cacao nibs.  I am not sure of the measurements for cacao nibs, though.  

*If you have more time and money to invest, make your own nut milk and your own nut butter.

Rinse the kale thoroughly.  Put all ingredients in a high quality blender.  Put the liquids first, then the softer ingredients, and then the harder ingredients.  I blend it for about 30 seconds.  And voila – you have a yummy chocolate nut shake which completely masks the taste of kale.

Sorry I didn’t do proper measurements.  I just wanted to share this with you and you can come up with your own ideas from there.  Let me know what you end up doing.