Breakfast smoothies are my go-to quickie fix most days of the week. This kale breakfast smoothie is healthy and filling enough to last me at least until lunchtime and somedays longer.
The best things about using whole and natural ingredients are I get to control what goes in my smoothies every time I make one. While frozen mango and banana are almost always my staple ingredients I can switch up my plant-based milks, superfood powders, and toppings like hemp seeds, organic shredded coconut, and flower powders.
My typical kale smoothie has mango, banana, pineapple, oat milk, and of course, organic kale. I like to add a scoop natural peanut butter (the kind without the sugar) sometimes if I want it a little creamier.
Going to be super honest, I don't really measure my ingredients. It's a great habit I've developed over the years after trying to follow recipes and just not feeling the end results. So I just wing it a bit and generally follow the suggested servings for any food powders I use.
I typically always start with 2-3 ripe organic frozen bananas, 16 oz oat milk, about 1/4 cup each of chopped frozen pineapple, and frozen mango chunks. I'll add more oat milk as I go, especially if I'm making a larger batch. The organic kale is added last (about two fistfuls) after I've blended the banana, mango, pineapple and oat milk well.
Some of my favorite food powders to add to my smoothie blends are red reishi mushroom powder, coconut protein powder, Camu Camu powder, maca powder, lucuma powder, and matcha powder.
Finish with a sprinkle of organic cacao powder, goji berry powder, shelled organic hemp seeds, or pitaya powder.
This smoothie has the base mentioned above with the frozen banana, mango, pineapple, and oat milk.
Experiment with 1 or 2 additional ingredients at a time until you're satisfied with a blend that suits your tastebuds. I recommend just avoiding adding processed sugars and, of course, dairy products.
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