Monday, January 28, 2013

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

So remember that blueberry kale smoothie Caitlin made, way back when?  This was inspired by that.  I make this ALL the time.  At least 3-4 times a week.  I think it's absolutely delicious and totally refreshing.

Anytime, literally anytime, I mention blueberries (which is like every day), my husband screams "BLUEBERRIES BLUEBERRIES" from the youtube video, "you forgot the blueberries."  If you haven't seen this video...it's an absolute must.  I've seen it maybe 300 times and I still laugh so hard, I cry.


Ok, onto the smoothie.  

Here are the ingredients:

2 Cups Chopped Kale 
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries 
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk 
1 Tbs of Agave Nectar 
2 Tsp of Peanut Butter 
1 Pinch of Sea Salt 
 

Put the kale in the blender first.  Add the blueberries on top and then the rest of the ingredients.  Blend until smooth.


Kale - a fiber, mineral, and vitamin C, A, and K rich vegetable, kale is the earth's perfect food.  Move over spinach, kale is what is UP.
Blueberries - very high in antioxidants and a great source of vitamin C.  Plus they taste amazing.
Almond Milk - super high in protein and low in calories.  A great alternative to regular milk.
Agave Nectar - a low glycemic sweeter, agave is great for people on low carb diets.  For example, white sugar's average glycemic index is in the 60s, where agave is under 30.
Peanut Butter - fat helps keep us full longer and peanut butter has the good fat.  It also has lots of other healthy properties like vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6.

Why do I add salt?  A little salt helps bring out the rich flavors in the kale and blueberries and also helps balance the sweetness.  It's totally optional, but give it a try. You know I wouldn't post this unless it tasted DELISH.  So yummy.  Stay hungry!

2 comments:

  1. that video was HYSTERICAL!!! i only wish the mom would have put the picture on of the little girls face after she face planted the yogurt! TOOO FUNNY!!!

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    1. haha I know...they need to make a part II!

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