Say “Oh Kale Yes” To Spring! Smoothie

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.

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Say “Oh Kale Yes” To Spring Smoothie
vegan, gluten-free, soy-free
serves 1 happy belly

Ingredients:
1-2 leaves kale
1/2 cup water
1/2 banana
1/3 avocado
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)

Method:
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.

Notes:
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.

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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.

Love,
Lucy

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