Shamrock Smoothie: Kale, Banana, Kiwi and Mandarin Smoothie
Happy Weekend lovely people!
Spring is coming, the rain is pouring, it’s surprisingly warmer than it should be and it puts a smile on my face even if there is no sunshine. I love rainy, gloomy weekends!
With St. Patrick around the corner (March 17th), I thought to make something green, like skinny “Shamrock Smoothie”. Now, I may, or may not intentionally use these particular colors, and they worked beautifully in the taste department! If you ask what yellow represent… Well, gold of course! 🙂
A few weeks ago I made Kale smoothie, and honestly, it was the most disgusting thing I’ve even made in my life. Yes! I drank every drop of it, but it was so hard, so, so hard! It’s healthy and no sugar added, so I thought:”let me start my day with something as powerful as Kale-water-ice cubes-green apple-lemon-SMOOTHIE!”. Oh! Dear, God! That combo was so bad that it made me “Uuuuggg” aka gag until I finished. I love Kale, I really do, but in my soup and stew with something smoked like bacon or ribs and potatoes, otherwise there is no flavor for me.
Anyhow, with that being said when you add bananas it gives you instant sweetness and I could deal with that flavor, I actually liked it. Next time, I added kiwi and mandarin with yogurt and ice, and it was even better. Then, instead of the yogurt, almond milk came to my mind, so there you go guys, Vegan Smoothie was born! However, I loved it even more when I added heavy whipped cream. It was creamy, and delicious! No sugar necessary because banana, kiwi and mandarin give you enough sugar.
Kale, Banana, Kiwi and Mandarin Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 Mandarin orange (or Tangerines)
- 1 Kiwi
- 5 Fl. Oz Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup Kale, chopped
- Ice (handful)
- 1-2 FL Oz *Heavy Whipped Cream/half and half, for extra creaminess* optional!
- Add banana, Mandarin orange, kiwi, ice, almond milk.
- Pack on top roughly chopped kale and blend/process until it is completely smooth in texture.
- Add whipped cream or half and half, close the lid and blend again for a few seconds to combine. It is optional, but it tastes even better!
You can add seedless Oranges, or Tangerines.
Bananas: You can add frozen banana or fresh. I add fresh this time, but frozen is alright too.
You can add any milk that you have.
FACT**** IT’S NOT St. Patty’s Day, which many make a mistake, but St. Paddy’s Day or simply St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂
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