Meatless Monday – Green Monster

Recently, I’ve read a couple blogs where bloggers have featured Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies, more so green smoothies featuring kale or spinach.  I decided to give it a try and see what the hype was about.  The result?  DELICIOUS.  You could hardly taste the kale.  The sweetness of almond milk and frozen berries helped.  I wish I had flavored whey protein to add into the smoothie to serve as a supplemental meal, but I don’t have any so I improvised and used flax seed instead.  Felt good knowing that I was consuming something with a ton of antioxidants, fibers, nutrients, etc.

Kale and Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

1 large riped banana, peeled
2-4 kale leaves (Make sure you remove the stem)
1/2 cup, frozen berries (whatever berries you prefer.  I used TJ’s mixed berries)
1/4 cup water
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp flax seed

Directions

Place water and kale leaves into the blender.  Blend until the leaves are no longer visible and appear to be “juiced.”  Place the remaining ingredients and blend again until smoothie.  If you desire it to be sweeter, I suggest adding agave or stevia/truvia sweeteners.  Enjoy!

Will you try this new green smoothie fad?  How about replacing your meals with a supplemental drink?

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