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BANANA NUT GOES GREEN SMOOTHIE

My chicklets LOVE this simple, back-to-basics green smoothie.  Which is totally great, because with just a handful of ingredients, it covers all my favourite breakfast basics: superfood greens, healthy fats, protein, and fibre!

For this recipe, I like to use baby kale and/or spinach.  However, feel free to make it with baby bok choy, Swiss chard, beet greens, or a mixture of your favourite greens.

Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available.  For only 33 calories per cup, you get loads of amazing goodness, including fibre, minerals such as manganese, and 3 grams of protein!  Kale is rich in many vitamins, especially K, A and C.  It is a phytonutrient powerhouse with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits.

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 1.5 cups unsweetened cashew milk (I like to use my Almond Cow)

  • 2 frozen bananas (or use part steamed-then-frozen cauliflower and/or zucchini for a lower carb option)

  • 2 generous handfuls fresh baby kale or spinach

  • 2 Tbsp cashew nut butter

  • 2 to 4 Tbsp shelled gluten-free hemp seeds and/or 1 scoop Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla or natural protein powder

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • optional sweetener, adjusted to taste (Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pitted Medjool dates, pure maple syrup, stevia, or raw honey)