I've been so into KALE lately....
I know it's been around for a while and I'm probably late to the party, but in this instance, definitely is better late than never.
I've been experimenting with this superfood for the past few months and have been adding it to every smoothie known to mankind. Some have been awesome (like my Kale Thin Mint Smoothie) and some not so awesome. This one I'm about to give you, though, is definitely going into the awesome archive.
Along with playing with kale in my recipes lately, I've also been super into dates. They provide an unparalleled flavor that gives you just the right amount of sweetness while adding a great texture for foods....and the ingredient I always pair with dates? Cacao.
So there you have it....Kale, Cacao & Dates. Three Superfoods that pack a protein punch, hit you with an all-natural sweetness and provide minerals and nutrients that other foods highly lack (think Magnesium). This combination is one for the books.
- 1.5 frozen bananas
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 tsp cacao
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 1/4 cashew milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 stalks fresh kale
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3-4 ice cubes
- water to thin
In a blender, combine all ingredients (in the order listed) and blend on high for 30-45 seconds until well combined.
TIP: Combine ingredients in the order I have them listed so they will blend with ease & save you quite the headache!