Beverage, Gluten Free and/or Paleo, Healthy

Kale Banana Nut Butter Smoothie // Vegan, Dairy-Free, Paleo

May 26, 2015

I introduce you to my favorite smoothie.  I make this smoothie at least 3 times a week.  It’s our go-to breakfast.  A Kale Banana Nut Butter Smoothie, which I normally pair with a hardboiled egg.  Simple, healthy, quick, and the perfect start to your day.

The ingredients to this smoothie couldn’t be simpler — 1 Banana, your favorite Nut Butter, Almond milk, a bunch of Kale, and Chia Seed.  The recipe I use makes 2 servings, but it’s easily adaptable to make more or less.  Of course feel free to add more or less of each ingredient as well.  In terms of Nut Butter, you can use your favorite type/brand of Nut Butter, such as Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, or a spread made from a mix of nuts — Such as Nuttzo {a 7 nut & seed butter}, which is what I use.

I normally don’t count calories, but I was curious with how healthy this smoothie really is.  I mapped it out and 1 serving of this smoothie (which is about 1.5 cups) is only 100 calories.  Amazing!  And the best part about it is that 1 serving is filling and rich, but yet doesn’t use any unhealthy or calorie-laden ingredients.  You gotta try this smoothie.  You’ll see why I make it so much.

Kale Banana Nut Butter Smoothie // Vegan, Dairy-Free, Paleo
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 2 servings
 
A healthy vegan, paleo, and dairy-free smoothie - Made with Kale, Banana, and your favorite Nut Butter.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Almond Milk, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons Nut Butter, such as Peanut Butter, Almond Milk, etc.
  • 1 Banana, preferably frozen, but room temperature is good too
  • 2 cups Baby Kale
  • 2 tablespoons Chia Seed
  • About 1.5 cups Ice (Less if your banana was frozen)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. If you used a frozen banana, you will use less than 1.5 cups of ice. However, it will decrease your serving size if you use less ice. You can also just add more milk to offset the thickness.
  3. Add more milk or ice, if needed.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 100

 

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  • Melissa May 26, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Mmmm! This is perfect for a post workout snack!

  • Patti May 26, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Wow 100 calories! That’s great!

  • Kerri May 26, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Can’t wait to make this!