Kale smoothie recipes are all the rage. It seems that everyone who’s fit, health-conscious, or a nutrition expert is telling you to eat this leafy green vegetable. Should we expect a new reality TV show, “Kale Gone Wild!”?
Let’s get to the yummy stuff. My kale protein smoothie is a power-house of anti-oxidants and health-boosting nutrients, but most importantly it’s delicious. The recipe is a healthy balance of vegetables, fruit, fibre, ginger for digestion, heart-healthy fats, probiotics, and clean protein.
My preferred protein blend is Precision All Natural Whey Isolate; unflavoured and unsweetened. The whey is free from hormones used to feed cattle, as well as free of artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives.
Options & Substitutions
Replace the mango with peaches, nectarines, or a banana
Omit the peanut butter and replace with any other nut butter or ¼ cup of nuts
Remember to chew your smoothie. Chewing activates your salivary glands, which begin the digestive process before the smoothie enters your stomach. Think of it this way: if you were eating the ingredients in this shake as a salad, you would need to chew every bite!
Check out the video I made detailing the benefits of my kale protein smoothie recipe:
Wash the vegetables. Cut off the ends of the cucumber and cut into chunks. Add to the blender.
Remove the kale leaves from as much of the thick stem as possible. Break up the leaves into smaller chunks and add to blender.
Add the remaining ingredients (except for the protein powder), putting the frozen mango on top. Blend on low for a few seconds, then medium, and finally on high. Use more water as needed to facilitate blending.
Once everything is combined, add the protein powder with the blender still running. Blend for another 10-15 seconds.
Serve in a tall glass or pour into a blender bottle to enjoy later. Keep the smoothie in the fridge until you're ready to drink it. Give it a good shake if it's been sitting for a while.