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.


  • 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.


  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.)

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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,...