Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

"The" Smoothie [video] & A My Thanksgiving Dinner

6 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 9 Comments

I’m so sorry I’ve been slacking in the Thanksgiving recipe department. I feel like a bad food blogger. Everyone else is posting festive ideas and here I’ve gone missing for a few days.

Maybe it’s because I’m not doing anything special for Turkey day. I finally got my holiday cooking traditions established and now I’m just in execution mode. My menu consists of…

That’s it! Nothing really fancy and all stuff the family likes.

Ok, I think I’ve gotten off track! I’m here to tell (show) you my latest smoothie obsession! Which, by the way is a powerhouse! According to NutritionData.com it is a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Calcium, Magnesium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. Nutritional Information and recipe under the video…

Here’s the details…Kale chocolate smoothie

  • 1/2 banana
  • About 2/3 cup of frozen wild blueberries (60g)
  • At least 20g of raw kale
  • 5oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop unflavored protein powered (I use Any Whey )
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder (10g)

Blend for about a minute.

Enjoy!

Notes: You can replace the kale with spinach. If you like a sweeter smoothie used sweetened almond milk or add a little honey.

Oh! and here’s that link to the kale fried rice video I mentioned.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire smoothie
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
235 4g 9g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 1g 39g 21g

See other recipes using: banana, blueberries, chocolate, kale


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    Sara, Food Blogger on a Diet / Ms. Adventures in Italy

    November 23, 2011

    Do you like kale chips? I can eat an entire bunch of kale when I make them.....stop the madness! :) Reply

    Tara

    November 23, 2011

    I love my crazy homemade smoothie inventions! :) Just getting into it and love it! Reply

    roni

    November 23, 2011

    Sara - We love them but for some reason I forget to make them. I may make some for the grandparents this weekend because even the 6 year old loves them... http://greenlitebites.com/2010/02/15/making-kale-chips-video/ Reply

    Jessica

    December 5, 2011

    This post convinced me to buy a Magic Bullet! I usually make my smoothies in the food processor but you have to have a big volume in there in order for it to work right. So my hubby got me this as a early xmas present. LOVE your recipe! Thank you! Even my 3 year old loved it. Keep the smoothie recipes coming, Roni! Reply

    Stephanie

    December 19, 2011

    Hi Roni, I love all your blogs! I have a question for you, I have never tried whey protein but I really want too. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks, Stephanie Reply

    roni

    December 20, 2011

    Hi Stephanie! Thanks. :) My favorite is this one... Optimum Nutrition Any Whey Protein -- 2.7 lbs There's no flavorings or sweeteners. Just pure protein. Reply

    Tired Mommy

    January 30, 2013

    What is the name of the machine you are using? Bullet? Reply

    Tired Mommy

    January 30, 2013

    Hi Roni. What is the name of the machine you are using? Bullet? Reply

    roni

    January 31, 2013

    Yup, It's called... The Magic Bullet Hope that helps! -Roni Reply