My favorite Spinach and Kale Smoothie is this recipe. Spinach and Kale are edible green leaves that are very nutritious. It is no wonder why health and nutrition authorities are pushing the envelope on nutritious meals and beverages.
There are many varieties of edible green leaves. Each has a distinct taste and can be eaten raw or lightly steamed. So, besides providing a lot of nutrients, they can also help with losing weight.
Veggies smoothies are a great way to get nutrients in your body. A nutrient by definition is a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life. To maintain proper nutrition an adequate nourishment plan may be necessary. I would suggest incorporating as many green leafy smoothies as you can.
Your nutrient requirements and needs are influenced by specific elements. These elements or factors are age, activity, and growth.
Organic nutrients consist of carbohydrates, fats, proteins (or their building blocks, amino acids), and vitamins. Inorganic chemical compounds such as dietary minerals, water (H2O), and oxygen may also be considered nutrients. (Wikipedia, 2016)
Each nutrient is not noticeable to the naked eye. Nutrients work best together when there is more than one. Therefore blending and mixing ingredients can be the right way for you to follow your nutrients daily intake.
Eating whole foods is a great way to get the right combinations of nutrients. Usually, when I prepare a smoothie, I look for taste first. The reason is simple. I don’t want to gag.
A few Notes and Tips about Kale Smoothie
To avoid gagging, funny faces, or disgusted expressions, try these easy tips and healthy recipes before mixing up a green drink.
- Add your liquid before all ingredients in the blender or juicer
- Add soft ingredients first and ice cubes last if using
- If you have different setting on your blender or juicer, start on a low setting then puree on high setting.
There are several recipes for Spinach and Kale Smoothies, but I wanted to add something else to mind. I added ginger! That pulled the taste of the greens, the banana, and peanut butter together.
I am lactose intolerant but in denial. Yes! I know I don’t want to admit that I am 100% lactose intolerant. I consider myself a lite lactose intolerant person. 🙂 if there’s such a thing!
For this particular recipe of Spinach and Kale Smoothie, I used Lactaid milk. I have mostly made it with Lactaid milk. You can also use any type of milk you prefer, but I would not suggest almond or cashew milk.
These types of milk do not have the texture or the taste you are looking for to be more enjoyable. This milk will give you the impression that you just added water to the greens and fruit mixture. Not a great taste at all – unless you want to drink juice and not a smoothie.
Many people add frozen fruits to their smoothies. Although it is a great idea, I am not crazy about it. When I am ready to make my Spinach and Kale Smoothie I don’t have time to wait for the banana to freeze.
Final notes on Kale Smoothie
Before I leave you, I want to share a few more words. This recipe can be a detox drink or smoothie drink, whichever you prefer. I have also added turmeric to give it a super boost.
Lastly, make sure that you manage your diet well. Be aware of food portion requirements as well as daily nutrients amount requirements
- 1 cup milk (your preferred milk)
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 handful chopped kale
- 1 sliced banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter low sodium preferably
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder or ½ inch fresh ginger
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.
This above recipe was originally posted on November 11, 2016. It has been updated to add more content.