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Tropical Kiwi Monster Protein Kale Smoothie

Tropical Kiwi Monster Protein Kale Smoothie

This morning I woke up at about 8 am and thought to myself “I am going to go to yoga at 9″. This doesn’t leave me much time, of course, to do my do my normal morning rituals … I did fit in a few minutes to check facebook and a cup of chai, but 30 minutes just wasn’t enough time for a proper breakfast. Time for a smoothie! I could make that in a jiffy and put it in a to-go cup and drink it on the way over, right?

So I threw a few things in my blender, blended it up, tasted it (oooh yum!) and decided “oh man, I gotta blog this”. So I poured my green-flecked smoothie into a glass, grabbed my camera and rushed outside to take a few shots before running off to yoga.

In my rush, I didn’t even realize I’d shocked three deer who were sitting right by my patio in the grass. If you look at the picture on the top right side of the smoothie glass, you’ll see one of them … they all stood up promptly and stood there staring at me … I lifted my camera to take a quick shot of them … and then momma deer went back to eating … (yeah I know, this camera is not so great for photographing wildlife … but I just had to share this story!)

Deer in my back yard ...

… and then I ran in, poured my smoothie into a plastic cup that would fit in the cupholder of my car and ran off to yoga. It didn’t take me long to polish off the smoothie. This was the first time I’ve tried putting kale in a smoothie, and I have to say I was a little skeptical about how it would taste, but you really cannot taste the kale! So if you need to fit more greens in your diet, try throwing some kale in a smoothie. It’s pretty, it’s delicious, and it’s SOooo good for you! Kiwi, also, is a nutritional powerhouse and is the most nutrient-dense fruit.

Tropical Kiwi Monster Protein Kale Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1

Tropical Kiwi Monster Protein Kale Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and broken into chunks
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple orange juice concentrate
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup fresh kale leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups lowfat milk

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Add a little more milk if needed to adjust the thickness.

Notes

You could leave out the protein powder if you like. Or, for a lactose-free smoothie, substitute soy, coconut, or almond milk for the milk.

http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/tropical-kiwi-monster-protein-kale-smoothie/

Tropical Kiwi Monster Protein Kale Smoothie

This recipe was shared at Foodie FridayShow & Tell SaturdayStrut your Stuff Saturday, Scrumptious Sunday, EveryDay Mom’s MealsMy Meatless MondayManic Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Totally Tasty TuesdayTuesday Talent Show, Thursday’s Treasures and All my Bloggy Friends.

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6 Responses

  1. Ann, I love this! It has all of my favorite ingredients. You know I love my kale.

    I love the deer photo too! Right in your back yard…that is awesome. My hubby and I love spotting deer when we go on our walks.

    Thanks for sharing your smoothie creations for Smoothie Tuesday at Project Healthy Ever After.

    –Linda

    October 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Linda! I totally thought of you as I was throwing things in my blender :)

      October 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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  3. Haha what a great story! We have a Momma with 2 babies here at our new house too!! We love seeing them in the yard in the morning :)
    Thanks for sharing this great smoothie on Manic Monday!!

    October 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

  4. Kim

    Here’s a tip for you! If you wash your kale and put it in the freezer it will break up and blend much better in the blender!

    October 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Kim! I need to try that!

      October 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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