Kale, Blueberry and Almond Butter Smoothie

Kale, Blueberry and Almond Butter Smoothie

This nutty, berry green smoothie is as delicious as it is jam-packed with brain-healthy goodness.  The best part is it only takes 5 minutes to prepare.  Many of us are on the go these days, running from one thing to the next, and realistically, we don’t always have brain food on the ready.  That is why a meal in a glass can be such a great alternative.  This kale, blueberry, almond butter smoothie is a winning combination with important brain-healthy nutrients like magnesium (from kale), vitamin E (from almonds) and pterostilbene (from blueberries). Dates add some sweetness and texture.   

This smoothie is undeniably good just as it is shared here, but rest assured, there are all sorts of variations.  How you choose to change and modify this smoothie is entirely up to you.  Feel free to use spinach instead of kale for a less “green” tasting smoothie.  You can always swap out nut butter to serve your preference, and if you want to use nut milk instead of coconut water for an even thicker smoothie, go for it!  Protein powder for an added boost is another option or top with some toasted buckwheat for a little crunch. 

The sky is the limit and no matter what you do, your brain will surely thank you. 

Kale, Blueberry and Almond Butter Smoothie

Created by Michelle Anderson and Lauren Massarella
This nutty, berry green smoothie is as delicious as it is jam-packed with brain-healthy goodness.  The best part is it only takes 5 minutes to prepare.  
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • High Powered Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries preferably frozen
  • 2 dates pitted
  • 1 kale stem, rib removed preferably dinosaur
  • 1 banana preferably frozen
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • handful of ice

Instructions

  • Throw all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  • Pour into your glass and enjoy

Nutrition information

  • Replace the kale with spinach if you prefer to have a less ‘green’ tasting smoothie
  • Top with toasted buckwheat for an added crunch and added health benefits
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