Super Kale Shake

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This smoothie is as colorful as it is healthy.  Courtesy of Andrew Olson’s recipe on oneingredientchef.com.  Andrew’s blog is devoted to simple but delicious healthy plant-based cooking.

1 1/2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (several great recipes on this site!)
2 or 3 large kale leaves
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 tbsp. agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Place ingredients in blender and  blend on high setting for 30 to 40 seconds or until desired consistency is reached (“Whole Juice” setting on a Blendtec).  Garnish with grated cashew, if desired.

4 Comments
  1. What are the benefits of drinking the kale shake?

    • Blenderdude

      Loria, you would get the very same nutritional benefits as you wold from eating kale. However, in a shake or smoothie you might be able to mask the flavor of the kale, itself, if it doesn’t appeal to you normally. This is true for many other leafy greens, too.

  2. I always love new recipes but I have to ask this question. Why not add a scoop of 100% whey protein powder instead of the agave nectar?
    I have been making a green smoothie every morning for almost 2 years now and the scoop of protein powder not only gives you the much needed protein but serves as a sweetner as well.

    • Blenderdude

      Susan, you can absolutely add or substitute your protein powder. The great thing about relatively simple smoothies is you can modify them to your liking. If you happen to try your modification on this particular recipe, please share your results!

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