Published by PETA.

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

There are seemingly countless kale smoothie recipes on the Internet, and I’ve decided to add one more to the collection. I get one of these at just about every raw restaurant and smoothie bar that I visit because I’m pretty much addicted. As for my own recipe, I think there are three ingredients that set it apart from the others: (1) almond butter, (2) silken tofu (for extra creaminess), and (3) red kale, which is slightly sweeter than green kale. (FYI: Red kale has green leaves but a reddish-purple stem, so it’s easy to identify.) I have a couple of these smoothies every week, post-workout, and it’s always just the refresher I need. Hope you like the recipe too!

Kaleicious Protein Smoothie
2 cups chopped red kale, center stems removed
2 cups nondairy milk
1 pear, cored and diced
1 frozen banana, sliced
6 oz. soft silken tofu
2 Tbsp. almond butter
2 Tbsp. flaxseed oil
1-2 Tbsp. agave nectar (optional; another sweetener can be substituted)
1 scoop vegan vanilla-flavored protein powder

  • Place the kale and nondairy milk in a blender and process until completely smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend until completely smooth.

Makes 2 16-ounce servings

If I have it on hand, sometimes I’ll add a nickel-size piece of fresh ginger, minced. If you like the taste of ginger, give it a try.

What do you put in your smoothies? If you have any secret ingredients, do tell!

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