Deliciously Disguised Kale Smoothies

Two Flavors of Kale Shakes

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Many of the moms I know complain about how hard it is to get their kids to eat enough greens. One work-around I’ve found is to hide kale inside yummy shakes! Using frozen bananas gives smoothies a creamy texture. (Just peel them when ripe and put them in a sealed plastic bag in your freezer.) Other fruits such as dates and berries add natural sweetness along with healthy doses of fiber.

With these two recipes up your sleeve, you’ll have your loved ones drinking kale smoothies before you know it! Try them and let me know how it goes.

Green Mint Shake Recipe

In a blender combine:

  • 2 cups almond milk (store bought or from the recipe below*)
  • 2 1/2 cups packed green curly kale leaves
  • 1 large bunch of mint leaves (about 1/4 cup packed)
  • 2 large peeled frozen bananas
  • 3 pitted Medjool dates

Blend for 60 seconds and enjoy.

Purple Kale and Berry Shake Recipe

In a blender combine:

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups purple kale, de-stemmed
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries
  • 2 large frozen bananas
  • 3 pitted Medjool dates

Blend for 60 seconds and enjoy.

 

Almond Milk Shake Base

•   2 to 2 ¼ cups rinsed, soaked almonds
•   4 ½ cups filtered water

Place the almonds and the water into a regular eight-cup blender and blend on high for one minute. Your blender will be full of white, frothy almond milk with a lot of almond pulp, which is perfect for adding body and fiber to your shakes. There’s no need to strain your milk–the shakes are tasty and more fibrous with the pulverized almond pieces.

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