"This doesn't even taste green! Feel free to play with the ingredients. I'm not sure how well other greens go in this smoothie, but the taste of kale is really easy to cover up!" — WhitneyLW
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banana, thickly sliced, frozen
flax seed meal
I am a huge fan of smoothies and have found tons of easy variations. I wash and freeze the kale. Once frozen it breaks into such small pieces it blends great!
Maybe the coconut oil has something to do with the taste. I left that out and I used spinach, which I thought would be easier to cover up. Now I'm not so sure. It tasted like lightly sweetened liquid spinach. So even thought it gets two stars for health, I'm not going to make it again.
wow, this was great. i made it for my 2 year old thinking it would be healthy, but never thinking i would drink it and i ended up loving it as much as my son did. the only thing i did different was i didn't freeze the banana before blending, instead i made popsciles out of it. Great summer time treat and healthy too.
I will definately try this as I have bone cancer that metastisized after breast cancer 8 years ago. Kale is just one of the top foods I am supposed to eat. Like the idea of freezing it as it always spoiled before I could eat the very large bunch.
I make this almost every morning for breakfast. I first made it as written, but then I started subbing fruit for what I had in the fridge. Pears work wonderfully, instead of apples. I also add some kale for its healthful benefits. Just don't overdo it; the kale becomes really bitter before you know it!
Simple and delicious. The first time I made it, it was way too thick. It was more like a meal than a smoothie, and I threw it out pretty quickly. The next time I blended the ingredients one at a time. I first added kale and some orange juice. Next, I added the frozen banana pieces, 2 at a time. This was followed by the flax seed, coconut oil, and finally the milk. I recommend 2-3x the amount of OJ and milk that the recipe requires, otherwise it is just way too thick. I am going to melt the coconut oil next time as another reviewer mentioned. Adding avocado is also interesting.
This was another intersting green smoothie , it was not too green tasting. I used green Chard intead of Kale because I didn't have any Kale in the house and omitted the OJ...Will ltry with OJ next time. I added some Rice cream topping for garnish the family like this one as well..great healthy smoothie :0)
I really liked this! It's a shame there's so many bad reviews :( I froze my banana and kale. My kale was fresh from the garden though. I included the flax see meal (found in bulk section at WinCo) and the coconut oil (found in health food section of Fred Meyers). I melted the coconut oil so it would blend better with the other ingredients. I also used nonfat milk and Simply Orange 100% orange juice. I just went out and picked a whole bunch more kale to freeze so I can have this more often!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/1 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 177
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