This is a green smoothie that tastes more like dessert than green goodness. It does go down a lot like a cold melted ice cream shake. With kale.
My kids will drink this if I call it a “Green Monster Drink” or a “Hulk Smoothie”. It is probably the only way they would ever swallow a molecule of kale.
I use baby kale because it is less bitter. Soaking the cashews and dates overnight require some forethought but ensures a very creamy texture. Also, the bananas are best if frozen.
It’s easy. It’s delicious. And it falls somewhere between an organic donut and an all-green smoothie as a healthy breakfast food!
Vanilla Ginger Kale Smoothie
1 1/2 c. water
1/4 c. cashews
1 c. kale (stuffed and packed full, don’t wimp out on the greenness!)
1 banana, frozen
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1″ piece of ginger, peeled and minced
1/2 c. ice cubes
Soak the cashews and dates in the water overnight.
In the morning, combine the cashew/date/water mixture with the remaining ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy and enjoy!