Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie
One taste and you’ll understand why kale-phobic omnivores line up to get their fill of this smoothie. This is the Holy Grail of kale. For a nut-free version that isn’t as creamy, replace the cashews with 2 tablespoons raw hemp seeds or raw shelled sunflower seeds.
½ cup water
½ teaspoon probiotic powder, optional
½ cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked
1 cup torn-up curly green kale leaves, stalks removed, more to taste
2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
¼ cup chopped pitted dates, soaked, or 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, more to taste*
½ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
2 cups ice cubes (a little less if using frozen bananas)
½ teaspoon minced ginger, more to taste, optional
1. Put all ingredients into your blender in the order listed and puree for about 1 minute until smooth and creamy.
2. Tweak flavors to taste.