I posted this green smoothie on my Instagram Stories last week and had SO many of you message me for the exact ingredients and recipe, so I thought I would share it here! I typically have a version of this smoothie a few times a week and absolutely love it for a late breakfast or early lunch. I’m not a big eater first thing in the morning, and I always have to workout on an empty stomach, so this smoothie is perfect to make when I come back from an AM class — it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up!
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbs almond butter
1 cup of kale (stems removed)
1 whole banana
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp chia seeds
pinch of cinnamon
2-3 ice cubes
*I mentioned on my Instagram Stories that I had been having trouble with a “vegan” protein powder I recently purchased from Whole Foods — I didn’t realize it contained artificial sweetener Stevia, and I’ve had terrible reactions to it! A lot of you recommended Aloha Protein Powder and Vega Protein Powder, so I ordered both and will be giving them a try when they come in!
De-stem kale leaves and add all of the ingredients to the blender (minus the ice cubes)
Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, adding the ice cubes when everything else is completely blended (this ensures the kale is completely blended and not just chopped).
Garnish with sliced banana, chia seeds & hemp hearts and a cute pink straw.