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Kale, Banana, Chia, Hemp Superfood Smoothie

Baby kale, chia seeds, banana and shelled hemp seeds – this smoothie is packed with nutrients and it’s quite delicious and satisfying. It’s also vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.

If you’re wondering why I haven’t been around as much these past two weeks, I just spent an amazing two weeks on set in NYC for the Skinnytaste Cookbook photo shoot! It was a wonderful experience and I worked with a great group of inspiring people who truly love their job. I miss them already, but I’m also happy to get back into a normal routine and this smoothie was the perfect way to start my Monday morning!

I’m obsessed with sweetening my smoothies with dates. It’s the best way to sweeten a smoothie naturally without the need to add sugar plus it adds fiber. I just wish someone would invent a date paste, it would be so much easier to dissolve in the blender (does this exist?). Until then, I find it helpful to let the dates soak in a little boiling water to soften them before adding to my blender, and I let my blender run a little longer. 

Kale, Banana, Chia, Hemp Superfood Smoothie
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 smoothie • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 220 • Fat: 10 g • Carb: 30 g • Fiber: 8 g • Protein: 8 g • Sugar: 14 g
Sodium: 158 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (Almond Breeze[1])
  • 1 pitted date
  • 1 tbsp raw shelled hemp seeds (or seeds of your choice)
  • 1/2 ripe medium banana
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup baby kale (or spinach)
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze[2].
I only share products I use in my own kitchen
on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so.

References

  1. ^ Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)
  2. ^ Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)

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