Since I had a successful kale salad yesterday, I wanted to try to make a green smoothie with the kale for breakfast. Now, this is more of a smoothie than a shake. I like the thick shakes for an evening meal, but the green smoothie drink would be better suited for breakfast. Just my preference.
CR Cranberry Green Smoothie (serves 2)
2 Bananas (~200g)
5 Kale Leaves (~90g)
1 Scoop Raspberry Protein Powder
1-2t stevia powder
1 1/2C Water
I didn’t have the variety of ingredient choices I usually have, but I did have a big bunch of bananas and a bag of cranberries in my freezer. So, I went to work. I weighed out the cranberries, microwaved then for 2 minutes, and put them in the freezer to cool. Then I cut the leafy part off of 5 of the kale leaves, put them in a big bowl, microwaved for 45 seconds, and placed them in the freezer to cool. While those were cooling, I measured out the other ingredients.
Now for the creation. I placed the water and kale in the blender first. I blended it until I didn’t think the kale could blend any more. Then I added the cranberries and bananas and blended well. I added the powder last.
I divided the smoothie into two glasses, and put them in the freezer for a few minutes to cool. I would have preferred them over ice, but I was all out. I like my smoothies cold.
But, what did QB say? And I quote, “I would rather eat a salad, you must like the taste of green”. Lol. Well, yes I do as long as it doesn’t taste too strong. Personally I liked the smoothie. If you are used to green smoothies, I think this is a decent one. Not the best, but definitely not the worst.
Here is the nutrition. Each serving has 19.8mg of Lutein+Zeaxanthin, and the protein powder is just for protein and flavor (doesn’t have any added nutrients).