There are hundreds (thousands?) of kale smoothie recipes out there, and I think I have tried at least half of them. When I get a craving for one in the morning, I usually prefer a cleaner, less sweet, non-milky taste (although you can never go wrong tossing a handful of kale in the blender with half a banana or mango, and some almond, soy or cows milk and ice).
This smoothie uses whole fruit, which I like for the added fiber, and avocado, which adds smooth richness without the extra sugar of a banana.
- 2 cups kale, cleaned (leaves and stems)
- ½ avocado
- ½ orange, peeled
- 1 cup water (start with less and see how thick you like it)
- 3-4 ice cubes (optional)
- Put all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth and serve.