The green smoothie tends to get a bad rap, but give it a try and you should get used to it once you’ve had a few sips. While it may taste a bit earthy in the beginning, the key to cutting the bold, bitter flavor of the kale is to add a sweet component. If you feel that the fruits in your usual smoothie combo are not enough, try adding 1 dried date, 1 tsp. of silan (date honey) or 1 tsp. of honey to the smoothie to mask the kale flavor.
These are great for breakfast on-the-go, mid-afternoon snack or post-workout energy booster. Check out my favorite green smoothie combo below!
*1 green or red apple, cubed
*1 medium banana, fresh or frozen
*1 cup kale or spinach
*1/2 cup skim/almond/soy milk or water
*1 dried date
*4-6 ice cubes
*1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
*For a little protein boost, add 1/3 cup oats (optional)
Add all ingredients to blender, pulse 3-4 times before turning power on high for 2 minutes. Enjoy!