Vegan Kale Smoothie. I’ve been on a kale kick. I love vegetables and kale is no exception. It’s wonderful hot or cold, stir fried, steamed or chopped up into a salad. Of the many ways I’ve enjoyed kale, in a smoothie had not crossed my mind until a month ago. Now, I can’t get enough!
Besides being a delicious vegetable kale is also a healthy vegetable. Kale is high in beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin K and full of calcium. It has been shown to help lower cholesterol and decrease dietary fat absorption. Plus, it also contains the chemical sulforaphane that has anti-cancer properties. These properties are enhanced through chopping or mincing, making it a perfect ingredient for a smoothie.
This smoothie is not only wonderful for you, it also tastes really good. Because there are many other ingredients in this smoothie you really do not even taste the kale. You still get the benefits of kale… but without the flavor. Happy blending!
- Clean kale and cut into large chunks, removing stems if desired.
- Clean and chop apple, removing peel if desired.
- Peel kiwi, banana and avocado. Cut into large chunks.
- Add kale, apple, kiwi, banana, avocado, milk and mint leaves into a blender. Blend until the mixture is nice and smooth. note: if the smoothie feels too thick add more milk, water or ice
- Serve and enjoy!