Treats like this peanut butter kale smoothie helped me kick my ice cream habit. It’s a wonderful snack and a great way to sneak dark leafy greens into your diet.
Not long ago I convinced my skeptical teenage son to try this smoothie recipe. This is the boy who once referred to my plant-based diet as “witchcraft.” After a tentative sip, he admitted the smoothie “actually tasted really good.”
He then proceeded to drink the entire glass. There's nothing more satisfying than proving Mom knows best. ?
Furthermore, a recent study found that folks who regularly eat peanuts are less likely to die of heart disease and other conditions. This creates a win-win situation in my book.
A Healthy Alternative to Ice Cream
This Peanut Butter Kale Smoothie is made with 4 simple ingredients:
- plant milk
- frozen banana
- baby kale
- all-natural peanut butter
The delightful combination of banana and peanut butter offers all the sweet creamy deliciousness an ice cream lover may crave. You don’t even taste the kale! But you benefit from the added nutrients! And, it creates a nice shade of green!
Peanut Butter Kale Smoothie Variations
You could use almond butter instead of peanut butter for a slightly different flavor.
You could also exchange the kale for spinach or other baby greens.
If you don't have frozen bananas on hand, use a fresh banana and add a few ice cubes to the mix.
I also encourage you to experiment with adding a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to the ingredients. Pumpkin spice could also be tasty!
Peanut Butter Kale Smoothie
- ½ cup plant milk (I prefer rice milk)
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 cup baby kale
- 1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter
- Add ingredients to high-speed blender in the order they are listed.
- Begin blending on low and increase to highest speed.
- Blend on high for approximately 30 seconds.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.