Delicious & Nutritious Kale Protein Smoothie

By Darren Stehle

Delicious & Nutritious Kale Protein Smoothie

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!”?

All silliness aside, kale is a ‘super-health’ food and you should add it to your diet on a regular basis. Why? Read this article by Drew Ramsey, M.D. about how kale is a super phytonutrient vegetable for your brain.

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.

Precision All Natural™ Whey Isolate

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
  • Replace the water with plain, unsweetened almond milk
  • Replace the yogurt with an organic kefir
  • Use spinach or collard greens instead of kale
  • Add celery  instead of cucumber
  • Omit the Green+ supplement

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:

Eat well to be well.

Darren

Kale Protein Smoothie
Delicious & Nutritious Kale Protein Smoothie
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Servings Prep Time
1serving 3minutes
Servings Prep Time
1serving 3minutes
Kale Protein Smoothie
Delicious & Nutritious Kale Protein Smoothie
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1serving 3minutes
Servings Prep Time
1serving 3minutes
Ingredients
  • 1cup Filtered water
  • 1large Kale leaf
  • 1 mini cucumber
  • 1tsp Fresh ginger root2-3 thin slices
  • 1/2cup Organic whole milk yogurtPlain, unsweetened
  • 1tbsp Peanut ButterAll natural
  • 1cup MangoFrozen
  • 1tsp Greens+
  • 1scoop Vanilla whey protein powder
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Wash the vegetables. Cut off the ends of the cucumber and cut into chunks. Add to the blender.
    Kale cucumber ginger Protein Smoothie
  2. Remove the kale leaves from as much of the thick stem as possible. Break up the leaves into smaller chunks and add to blender.
    Chopped Kale, cucumber and ginger Protein Smoothie
  3. 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.
    Kale Protein Smoothie in blender
  4. Once everything is combined, add the protein powder with the blender still running. Blend for another 10-15 seconds.
    Kale Protein Smoothie in shaker bottle
  5. 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.
    Kale Protein Smoothie in tall glass
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