Friday, January 18, 2013

Kale, Banana and Orange Smoothie

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I have been wanting to work more greens into my daily diet and wishing to learn how to make some smoothies so what better way than to combine both?!

I hunted and read reviews on so many different smoothies that finally I just gave up and tried my own concoction and I have to say ..... I LOVE smoothies!!

Many recipes I had found included soy milk which I never have on hand and I really didn't want to add milk .... I wanted to include yogurt instead.  The probiotics in yogurt work well for my system.

So here is my version of a green/yellow/orange breakfast or anytime smoothie .....

Ingredients - 

1 orange (juice and pulp)
1 cup chopped kale
1 5oz container of yogurt ( I used low fat banana cream pie flavor )
1 medium sized banana
1 tbsp flax seed

Method - 

I sliced the orange in half and squeezed all the juice into my blender and added the pulp.  Then I added one sliced banana, 1 cup of chopped kale, the container of yogurt and 1 tbsp flax seed.

Mix well on high for approximately 2 minutes.Pour into glass/cup and enjoy.  

The consistency is similar to a thin pudding so not possible to drink through a straw.  If milk was added that would most likely help it to become thinner but as mentioned, I really didn't want to add any milk.  

This turned out just right for me and I loved the taste!  The bitterness that can sometimes be found in kale was non-existent.  I am sure the banana and the orange helped with that.  It is a pretty color too!  

Do you have any smoothie recipes to share?  I would love to try them!  Always remember to give your loved ones a hug.


  1. I'll have to make this; I have all of the ingredients on hand. (Well, a different flavor of yogurt, but still . . .)

    I do like smoothies, but haven't made one in a while. I tend to use whatever I have in my fridge. I love parsley, so have used that before. Avocados lend a smooth texture. Raspberries are my absolute favorite. Dates and bananas sweeten the smoothie naturally. Frozen fruit thickens. Spinach or Romaine lends a mild flavor, but gets the greens in.

    I know that isn't a recipe, but maybe it sparks ideas?

    1. Yes, it sparks ideas Kristi, quite a few actually...thanks!

  2. Difficult to think of anything green drinkable, but you make it sound yummy!

    1. LOL, thanks Sharon. It is really yummy...more than I thought it would be!

  3. Oh,yummy! That's a really good one to try and add to my list. Have you visited my blog to see what hubby and I have been up to? All about the green these days.

  4. I've never tried a smoothie. I guess I'm afraid I'll make a concoction that I would be able to enjoy drinking. However, this one looks real good, though I'd have to omit the oranges though. Anything citrus makes my stomach "flip out." :)

  5. Love this idea, so healthy. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  6. I know kale is wonderful for you and is a key ingredient in a number of smootie recipes - This sounds really good for you - especially this time of the year. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  7. Do you eat your smoothie for breakfast or lunch?

  8. Thank you for submitting this tasty recipe to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

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  9. Thank you for sharing. Actually, I started a few weeks ago drinking green smoothies. Strawberries and cantalope added are good and a little honey.

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