I knew I wanted to try and recreate this smoothie after discovering how delicious a "green" smoothie is. So, today was my first attempt at recreating the kale smoothie and I think it was a huge success. Another bonus is that, with fruit being zero points on the new Weight Watchers plan, the smoothie is only 1 point....what a deal! (Plus, I count it for 3 fruit/vegetable servings and 1 "milk" serving because it has a cup of almond milk in it.
Above is a picture of my kale smoothie. I think the trick with the kale is chopping it up and pureeing it before the other ingredients go into the blender.
Here's the recipe:
Katy's Kale Smoothie
-2 large leaves of kale (de-stemmed and chopped up into small pieces)
-1 cup almond milk (I buy the unsweetened kind but you can use the non-dairy milk of your choice)
-1 banana (not frozen)
-1 large handful of frozen, chopped up peaches
-1 handful of frozen strawberries
-1 packet of Truvia
-1/4 cup water (optional)
In the blender, put in the chopped up kale and 1/2 cup of the almond milk. Puree until there are no longer pieces of kale. It should just be a green puree.
Then add the banana and puree until smooth. Next, add the frozen peaches and frozen strawberries, the other 1/2 cup of almond milk and the packet of Truvia or sweetener of your choice. Blend until smooth. I added 1/4 cup of water to the smoothie to make it a little less thick and to help it blend a little better. This step is completely your call. You may like your smoothies really thick, so you can omit the water.
Test your smoothie out with a spoon and make sure it's sweet enough and there are no chunks of kale or fruit. Now it's ready for you to drink! Healthy and delicious....I love it!