Green smoothies are one of my favorite foods, why? because they make Kale taste really really good.
This recipe makes two cups, and at only 131 calories per serving this is enough for your breakfast (all of it for 262 calories), or split it in two and share as a snack!
What you need
- 1 ripe nectarine
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup kale (I use 3 stalks)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 ripe strawberries
Blend! Any blender will work just fine, 2 minutes of blend time should do the trick, pulse the blades at first to get the ingredients small enough to mix. If the kale pieces still look to big, blend again. The drink should be a light green with purple and green freckles.
To top it off, I cut strawberries into hearts (cut the stem out in a V and chop the strawberry lengthwise). Use a knife to insert them into the drinks and flatten them against the glass. This tactic is not only cute, but might still turn on those who do not prefer “freckled” beverages 😉
Nutrition facts retrieved from MyPlate at livestrong.com