Getting up (on purpose) before sunrise has its perks. Like getting a morning walk in without the oppressive Atlanta heat rocking its full potential. There’s also time for coffee, the news, and making breakfast before the ripe old time of 7:30am. Since I have completely exhausted myself of eggs as an option, I have moved back to an old favorite of mine, kale smoothies.
High in Vitamin A, C, and K as well as intensely packed with fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, Kale makes a great way to fuel your metabolic fire and satisfy your stomach. While I personally don’t want to eat a Kale salad for breakfast, I have no problem heaping handfuls into the Vitamix for a morning smoothie. If done right, you can’t even taste the kale (hence, the title “there’s kale in that?”) however, the smoothie is mighty green, so it’s obvious its there.. and a lot of it! Read below for my recipe!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 dash of cinnamon
- 2 large handfuls of Kale
- 1/2 cup milk (almond, cow, whatever)
- 1/2 cup water (perhaps more if it’s too thick upon blending initially)
- 5 ice cubes
- 2 TBSP peanut butter (my favorite part)
Combine all ingredients into blender, nutribullent, vitamix what have you and blend well. I had to add more water today to get it not to be completely sludge-like and sippable through a straw. You can even get crazy like I did and recycle a water cup for an extra green feeling. Ha!
I hope everyone has an excellent start to their Monday and a fantastic week! Happy smoothie sipping!