I got back to my apartment completely famished this afternoon after a workout, and all I wanted was peanut butter. Until I realized that there was nothing to put it on, except for kale–I am all for experimenting, but I wasn’t quite there yet. So I pulled out the kale and realized that I also had some avocado left from my last smoothie and made up my mind to make a wonderful, replenishing smoothie. This was one of those “smoothies on a journey”, where you just start packing ingredients into the blender and go from there. I was so on board after putting just the first three ingredients in. This smoothie is super fresh, light, creamy, fluffy, and is sure to make you feel happy afterwards.
Say “Oh Kale Yes” To Spring Smoothie
vegan, gluten-free, soy-free
serves 1 happy belly
1-2 leaves kale
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
1/4-1/2 cup frozen blueberries
3/4 tsp maca powder (optional)
1/4 tsp spirulina powder (optional)
1/4 tsp green earth minerals (optional)
Place the the kale, banana, avocado, water and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
Definitely taste the mixture before adding the second half of the ingredients because it tastes incredibly wonderful and fresh. If I had an orange or something light like that, I might think about adding that as well. Be careful with the optional powders, they can take over very easily, so just remember to start with a little and add more as you like.
I am just so excited that spring is here that I cannot help but make smoothies! I hope you all feel the same way, and join me in celebrating by making your own! Have a wonderful day, and remember that you are worth putting in the time and effort of making good food for yourself.