Spinach and Kale Smoothie. You Heard Me.

The ninja and I attempted The Clean Program a couple of months ago. While we didn’t last very long on the cleanse, the one thing we took away was the morning smoothies. I love them. I don’t think there is any better way to start the day then with a refreshing and healthy dose of fruit and protein. Recently, a friend introduced me to the spinach and kale smoothie at Whole Foods. I thought it was going to become a staple afternoon refreshment until I saw the price. $8. For a smoothie. “Seriously?” I thought, “I bet I can make that at home.” Here’s what is delicious:

Ingredients (all to taste):

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Almond butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Milk – I usually use almond or coconut. Dark chocolate almond is especially┬ádecadent.
  • Frozen Fruit – Raspberries are my favorite because they add a tartness but I also use blueberries, blackberries, or mango. I always use frozen fruit because I like my smoothies to be very cold but don’t like using ice in the food processor.

Throw that all in a food processor and pulse a couple of times before blending until smooth. Dump that delicious smoothie in a pint glass and enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Spinach and Kale Smoothie. You Heard Me.

  1. Sounds wonderful! I have a Vitamix and use it EVERY DAY – sometimes 2 or 3 times!! This will be a great addition to my smoothie repetoire! I, like you, like to just use frozen fruit so as not to dilute with ice. I use coconut milk, but any of the milks you mentioned are also good! I just won’t use soy – don’t need the extra estrogen :)

    Thanks again (Also, I love a Green Goddess – Frozen peaches, coconut milk, tofu, and a generous handful of SPINACH – can’t taste the spinach)

  2. You couldn’t possibly begin to imagine the fabulous journey of discovery that your unlikely smoothie recipe just led me on.
    I’ve been wanting to include more spinach, kale and all things nutty in my diet but I wasn’t sure about almond butter….do I buy it…..make it?? How?
    Well, after 3 hours of investigation, I could write a book on the subject and, armed with loads of recipes, I’m about to give the food processor a good workout!

    I can’t thank you enough :)

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