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Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie

A smoothie so good you won't believe your drinking kale!
Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Smoothie
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups (480ml) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (70g) raw unsalted cashews, soaked
  • 1 cup (25g) torn-up curly green kale leaves (1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed, ripped into small pieces), plus more to taste
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/4 cup (43g) chopped pitted dates soaked or 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes (more if using fresh bananas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger, plus more to taste (optional)


Directions:


  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender in the order listed and puree for about a minute, until smooth and creamy.
  1. Tweak flavors to taste (you may like a bit more kale, sweetener, or ginger). Note: With a conventional blender, you’ll get the smoothest consistency if you use maple syrup or chop the dates finely.


Optional Boosters:


  1. 1 Tablespoon Hemp seeds
  1. 1 Tablespoon Flax oil
  1. 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds

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