This is my absolute favorite ‘green smoothie’ yet! Try it, you really might like it. 😀
Best Green Smoothie: Avocado/Kale
Makes 1-2 servings (almost 16oz)
2 large leaves frozen kale = a generous 1 cup packed
1/2 frozen avocado [see note below]
stevia (I use 1 tiny scoop of pure stevia powder, but other kinds would work)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup water or milk (unsweetened sunflower seed milk is the best!)
Optional: 1 TB wheatgrass powder for an added kick.
Blend kale first with just a little bit of water. It should shatter and grind up well. Then add avocado and blend till thick. Add water/milk and flavorings.
That’s it! Super quick, and AMAZINGLY delicious.
If it tastes too ‘avocado-y’, add salt a 1/4 tsp at a time ’till it mellows out.
Frozen kale: wash fresh kales leaves, put in freezer bags, and freeze. Then pry off a frozen leaf when you need a smoothie. Frozen kale is great because it breaks apart easily (rather than being all stringy in the blender), and seems to be less bitter than the fresh kind.
Frozen avocado: I preserve hass avocados by blending 1 avocado with a few tsp of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt, and freezing the puree in an airtight container. I then break off chunks for smoothies. You could do this, or use fresh avocado.
If using fresh avocado:
-Only use perfectly ride ones.
-Add some ice cubes if you prefer a cold/slushy smoothie
-Add lemon juice and salt
This smoothie keeps surprisingly well: I’ll often save some in the fridge till the next day, with no problems. Avocado is a great replacement for banana in smoothies — I actually like it better!
I love this drink: the greens are energizing, and the natural fat of the avocado makes this a satisfying breakfast. Fresh fruit and a tall glass of green goodness is my favorite way to start the day. 🙂
Did you know? Wheatgrass is an amazing superfood! Whenever I have it for breakfast, my brain is clearer and more focused for hours afterwards. I always have wheatgrass on exam days, to prevent brain-foggyness on the test. (seriously!)