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)