Green Drink Kale Smoothie, 2 ways! Here is how to make a DIY Green Drink Kale Smoothie, quick and easy! In our house we call this smoothie simply ‘Green Drink’ and everyone drinks it, even our toddler likes it. The kids ask for it like “Dad I want some ‘green drink'”… yet in essence it is merely a Kale Smoothie! Today I am sharing how our family makes our Green Drink Kale Smoothie, 2 ways.
The original way is with protein for bodybuilders, fitness competitors and the alternative new way is for those who are alkalizing or eating an ‘Alkaline’ focused and health conscious diet. Alkaline type diets eat more foods that are more alkaline than acidic: meat, diary, and sugar are ‘acidic’, and can cause health problems. Alkaline balances acid and helps the body’s pH and is highly beneficial to ones overall health; such has anti-aging, weight loss / management, and disease fighting / curing. For more info about essential oils and the uses click here.
The good news is both Green Drink Kale Smoothies are delicious and both smoothies are packed with amazing sources of nutrition, vitamins, and antioxidants!! We could all use more antioxidant everyday, so many benefits related to antioxidants:)
_________________________Protein Version ingredients__________________________
Blender such as a Vitamix
Kale, 3-4 leaves: stem optional, leafy portion for best results organic
Frozen Fruit Mix 1 Cup, tropical blend organic
Greek Yogurt 1/2 cup organic
1 Banana organic
3/4 Egg Whites organic
1/2 cup juice of choice, Grape organic
3-4 Drops Lemon Essential Oils organic
Optional: 1 Tbspn Chia Seed, 1 Tbspn Flaxseed (healthier, will make flavor less sweet)
Optional Sweetner: 1 Tspn Stevia organic
_______________________Alkaline Vegan Version ingredients______________________
Kale, 3-4 leaves: stem optional, leafy portion organic
1 Cucumber organic or 1 Celery Stalk organic
3-4 drops Lemon or Lime Essential Oils organic
1 Banana organic
1 Avocado organic
1 Cup Coconut Water organic
Optional: sprig of Mint, Parsley, 1/2 tspn Ginger
Optional Sweetner: 1 tspn Stevia, no sweetner for Alkalising!
Yields: 2-3 portions or 1 large portion.
TIP: We now use a Vitamix since our regular blender broke after making to many protein shakes. We’ve had it for about 5 yrs, still going strong.
Step 2: Peel the leafy portion off the Kale and add into blend, stem optional…can cause a bitter taste. Leafy portion only for best results.
Step 3: Add remaining ingredients depending on which version you are making and blend until smooth.
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