Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Soy Smoothie Meets Green Smoothie

A few days ago ...

Ripe banana + soy milk about to expire + peanut butter about to expire + blender = smoothie time! I needed my "green" for the day, so I threw in two kale leaves as well. That is how Peanut Butter Banana Soy Smoothie transformed into Green Smoothie. The concoction may sound unappealing but boy was it delicious; I barely tasted a hint of raw kale, which is good because the leafy veggie tastes absolutely disgusting on its own. Thank goodness to Lina for introducing me to the world of green smoothies!

This post contains the original Peanut Butter Banana Soy Smoothie Recipe. Below is my recipe for the green version. Not only is this smoothie a great source of vitamins A and K (both from the kale), but it is also packed with vitamin C (kale & banana), protein (soy & peanut butter), potassium (banana), and more.


SOY SMOOTHIE meets GREEN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients (for one Serving):
1 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla)
1 medium banana - quartered
1 tablespoon peanut butter
3 ice cubes
2-3 kale leaves (use 4 or 5 if you're brave enough)

Instructions:
Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.


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For why green vegetables are so important for the hair and body, check out this earlier post.


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KALE NUTRITION FACTS

4 comments:

  1. I have done the soy peanut butter smoothie...maybe I will be brave and add some kale. Maybe. :)

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  2. This sounds yummy! I actually made one similar to this a while ago but used coconut water instead of soy milk.

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  3. @Marilie: LOL ... you should. Start with one leaf, see how that tastes, and work your way up from there. Now I'm up to five kale leaves. :o)

    @Davy: Thanks! That coconut water substitution sounds tasty itself. I may have to give that a try. BTW, I just checked out your smoothie website and the recipes are awesome!

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  4. I absolutely love green smoothies, because not only are they delicious and packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. Everything the body loves. I have 2 green smoothies recipes on my log that I absolutely love. I tell people all time, I know this may seem different, but you can't knock it until you've tried it! ~Lilia

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