Cherry Vanilla Kale Smoothie

Jul 28th

Yes, there is kale in this smoothie. Let’s just get that out of the way. But the frozen kale is virtually undetectable. Instead, all you taste is a a dreamy blend of cherries, vanilla, coconut water and almond butter. This is one of my favorite “dinner” smoothies or a great pick me up after a good workout. Even better, if you happen to be a grower of kale like me, this is a tasty way to use a bumper crop of kale up.

I adapted this smoothie from Julie Morris’s Superfood Smoothies, with a couple of key changes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1-2 cups packed frozen kale (adjust to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1/2 tsp wheatgrass powder
  • 2 Tbsp collagen hydrolysate
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Drizzle of honey to taste

Directions:

Toss everything in the blender – being careful that the almond butter is towards the center (it can stick to the walls). Blend thoroughly. Pour into a pre-chilled glass and enjoy!

Makes 2 16-Ounce servings. One for you, and one for a friend…if you can keep yourself from not drinking it all!