If you’re looking for an easy way to “eat your greens” this is it! This kale smoothies makes a great pre- or post-workout snack or even a quick an easy breakfast.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled
  • 1 scoop whey protein
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed
  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • 3-4 Lacinato kale (dino) leaves, stems removed

Makes 1 serving.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth and combined.
  2. Pour into a drinking glass and serve immediately.

Note: You can make the smoothie ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve.

(Source: Jennifer Schmal. She likes a thinner consistency to her smoothies so she can drink it, and not have to use a straw or spoon. You can cut back on the almond milk if you like a thicker consistency.)

Barbara Walch

Barbara Walch joined the staff of Plano Profile in August 1986 and currently serves as Food Editor and Associate Publisher, Community Relations. In addition to writing Dining In, a monthly food feature,...