Kale Protein Smoothie / Leah's Plate

There are some mornings when I have the luxury of taking the time to sit at my table to enjoy a nice, long breakfast. However, other mornings I am in a rush to get out the door. A smoothie is a great option because it only takes a few minutes to throw all the ingredients into a blender. I take my smoothie to-go and am on my way! Here I’m sharing with you my favorite green smoothie recipe that I have at least once a week.

Kale Protein Smoothie / Leah's Plate

This smoothie has it all; it is high in protein, healthy fats and a number of superfoods. I use almond milk and coconut water for a dairy-free, vegan base. Kale is my favorite leafy green and is packed with iron and potassium, and contains essential vitamins A, C and K. I highly recommend freezing the banana as that will really help give the smoothie a thicker consistency and will keep it cold without having to use ice. The almond butter adds a dose of healthy fats and balances out the carbs from the banana. Chia, flax and maca are three of my favorite superfoods and will also add flavor and texture to the smoothie. Protein powder is optional, but I recommend it as it will help satisfy your appetite for a long period of time if you are enjoying this as a yummy, quick meal.

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Kale Protein Smoothie

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  • Author: Leah's Plate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 large handful of kale (rinsed)
  • 1 large frozen banana (in pieces)
  • 1 tbsp raw organic almond butter
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp chia
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raw vegan plain protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. I sprinkle hemp seeds and bee pollen on top, but these are optional. Enjoy!

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