Just because a smoothie appears green does not mean it has to taste like it!
This weekend while meandering about the city I made an observation: people are really into green smoothies and juices! Juices are a great way to get your vitamins in on-the-go, and they can taste good too (and I don’t care how nutritious something is, if it isn’t tasty I won’t eat it).
I have been needing a way to get my nutrients in, and I figured the best way to do this is by front-loading my healthy eating with breakfast. Plus, if I start the day feeling healthy, chances are I will make it until mid-afternoon before I start craving chocolate (this should prove the power of the Tropical Green Smoothie alone).
This smoothie is my new go-to light breakfast. The strawberries and pineapple balance out the green-taste of kale, and the vanilla protein powder/almond milk gives the smoothie an incredible amount of creaminess. So delicious, satisfying, and healthy….get your green on today!
Tropical Green Smoothie (serves one)
- 1 cup kale
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup strawberries
- 1/4 cup pineapple
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or regular milk, if preferred)
- 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
Add ingredients to blender and mix on high.
Note: I like my smoothies THICK. Like eat-with-a-spoon thick. If that’s not your thing, omit the ice or add more milk.