Banana, Kale, and Strawberry Smoothie

Banana, Kale, and Strawberry Smoothie
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Banana, Kale, and Strawberry Smoothie

There's so much more to this recipe than meets the eye! This smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a healthy smoothie with the creamy texture the overripe bananas lend. The cardamom and cinnamon give a kick that rounds out the grassy taste that blended greens can sometimes have.  

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  chilled almond milk
  • frozen overripe bananas
  • 1  Cup  fresh kale
  • 1/2  Cup  strawberries
  • cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon

Directions

Add ingredients to blender, cover tightly, and process until smooth. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
54%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
116mg
39%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
118g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
1501µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
81mg
100%
Vitamin E, added
14mg
93%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
1014mg
100%
Choline, total
255mg
60%
Copper, Cu
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
15g
60%
Folate, total
409µg
100%
Iron, Fe
19mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
435mg
100%
Niacin
28mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
12mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
1559mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
106µg
100%
Sodium, Na
717mg
48%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
10µg
67%
Water
144g
5%
Zinc, Zn
17mg
100%

Banana Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Banana Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.