Smoothie Madness, a tale of kale!
Make it green!
Smoothies have been a huge part of my life since I can remember. I have a smoothie every. single. day. The benefits are incredible, and today I wanted to share what I put in my smoothies and also lecture at you about eating your greens 😉
Smoothies are a great way to get in calories in the morning and to get some quality nutrients into your body quickly and efficiently, and it tastes AMAZING.
Today I wanted to share with you what I put in my smoothie, but first watch this video! It’s about kale, and why it’s so amazing for your body. And yes. I do put kale in my smoothie, but I’ll get to that 🙂
Pretty crazy right? Super important!
Ok, on to the smoothie. My smoothie is a little calorie heavy, because I have a super fast metabolism and need the extra calories in the morning for my day, BUT it can be scaled down accordingly. Here’s how I make mine:
1 cup almond milk (I use chocolate almond milk, but warning: lots of sugar) ~30-100 cal
1 banana ~100 cal
4 tbsp soaked almonds (soak them for at least 6 hours) ~200 cal
1 tbsp coconut oil ~120 cal
2 tbsp peanut butter (yum?) ~200 cal
1 cup of kale (Buy a bunch of kale, chop it up and freeze it so) ~30 cal
Frozen fruit (as much as you want! I do a cup or a little less of mixed berries) ~90 cal
1 scoop of protein powder (this step is optional, but I would recommend it!) ~120 cal
This is just a template to work from! If this is too calorie dense, you can sub out the peanut butter or just reduce the amount of everything as you need, but I would recommend trying it out, I promise you’ll feel AMAZING.
Have a good day 🙂