Recipe of the Day: “Kale Smoothie”

Starting next week, my Summer Shape Ups will all begin replacing 1 meal per day with a nutrient rich smoothie.  So I will start posting more recipes for you to try to get your taste buds ready for this challenge!

Ingredients:

2 cups washed and chopped/ de-stemmed kale

2 scoops plain or flavored whey protein powder, 1 cup greek yogurt, or 3 ounces of tofu.

1 cup of berries

1 medium banana

1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk or water

Handful of ice cubes

For an extra bonus add 1 tablespoon  of flaxseed, chia seeds or cocoa powder.

Directions:

1. Pour liquid base (water or almond milk etc) into the blender, and slowly add in chopped kale until liquified.

2. Next add in the protein  and mix well.

3. Following with the remaining ingredients and mix until desired consistency is formed.

4. Blend in additional ice if wanted.

5. Makes 2 servings.

6. Enjoy immediately

 Nutrition Content: Calories approx  320, Carbohydrates approx. 30 grams, Protein approx 32 grams, Fat approx 8 grams

 

Author: Kristen Leontie

Fitness trainer to the stars (of Newton Ma), athlete, pro runner and dog lover...

One thought on “Recipe of the Day: “Kale Smoothie””

  1. Made this yesterday but used spinach because I didn’t have any Kale. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe

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