Almond Butter Banana (Kale) Smoothie

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Every other time I make this smoothie I send photos to my mother.

She’s yet to ask for the recipe.

I’m pretty offended.

(Just kidding, Mother. Obviously you’e just been waiting for this delicious blog post.)

There aren’t many people in my life who hear the word “kale” and get excited (myself included.) I’m a Texas girl. Steak? The word “steak” definitely gets more mouths around me moving.

I’m not so much a fruits and veggies person as I am a cookie dough snacking at midnight sort of person, so the smoothie kick I went on a couple months ago has likely been a nice culture shock to my vital organs.

PB_B_K_Smoothie-3Mmmm, look at all that green.

I swear up down and sideways with my hand to a bag of chocolate chips this recipe tastes just like a peanut butter banana milkshake and not the least bit like kale. At all. Or I probably wouldn’t drink it. With the proportion of ingredients I use, the texture is pretty spot on to pass as a creamy milkshake, too.

I can’t for the life of me find where the original recipe came from, but my final preferred concoction is a little mix of tips and tricks from an assortment of people much smarter than me + old fashioned trial and error.

You know what happens when you throw a whole banana in the freezer overnight? The peel freezes to it, and it’s a real -word that rhymes with the City of Fritch- to get the darn thing peeled. Unless you have an extra 20 minutes + the patience of Mother Teresa, I recommend peeling and throwing the banana in a zip-lock overnight to freeze, or read this article on doing it the right way. Learn from my first “error”.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Frozen Banana (medium/large)
  • 1 C Kale (I toss in a couple handfuls of full leaves)
  • 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 C Danon Light & Fit Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 C Vanilla Almond Milk

DIRECTIONS:

Simply toss all the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth! If the consistency is too thick to your liking, add a little water a tablespoon at a time until it’s just right and drink up!

A LITTLE NUTRITION:

  • 241 Calories
  • 10.2g Fat
  • 29.5g Carbs
  • 12.5g Protein

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You plan on giving this a shot? Am I doing it all wrong? You have another smoothie recipe to shoot my way? Comment below or with the little talking bubble near the title!

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