This kale smoothie is made with avocado, red apple and ginger. It is creamy and very tasty with no peppery or bitter edge to it. We will freeze the kale in advance in order to get this result. The avocado will contribute to the creaminess, the apple to the sweetness and the ginger to a nice clean kick. Very nice and super healthy.
The truth is I have never been interested in green smoothies until my friend Cath came over and made one from bok choy and papaya for us. It was very good and I was looking forward to make some more.
I live on the island of Santo in Vanuatu and am very limited to the greens I can get. Everything is organic and seasonal and the variety is just sort of blah. Especially in the winter. At least in the summer we have tropical fruits galore.
However, I am now in the US getting my kids from boarding school and am excited to be able to experiment with the huge variety of greens that I can find here. My next stop is Bolivia and I will continue making these. I love drinking them and am sure that I will benefit very much from these vitamin and nutrient bombs that are low in calories, super tasty and just plain good for me.
This is what you are going to need for this creamy and delicious kale smoothie recipe:
Makes a 12 oz. glass
1 heaping cup of frozen Kale
1 medium red apple – cored and seeded
½ Hass avocado – peeled and sliced
1 – 2 inch piece fresh ginger – peeled and sliced
6 ice cubes
8 oz. (250 ml) water (more if you want the smoothie to be thinner)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. The amount of time will depend on the power of your blender.
Serve and enjoy!
8 0z – CALORIES 136.30; FAT 7.48 grs (sat 1.00; mono 4.40; poly 1.07); PROTEIN 30.60 grs ; FIBER 4.22 grs; CARBS 17.31 grs; CHOLESTEROL 0.00 mg; IRON 1.18 mg; SODIUM 27.30 mg; CALCIUM 92.85 mg