Chocolate Kale Smoothie

Chocolate Kale Smoothie
Staff Writer

Photography by Julie Morris

The Chocolate Kale Smoothie.

Some people may not like greens, but almost everyone likes chocolate — and that’s all you’ll taste in this thick, wonderfully irresistible shake.

Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies  © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

2
Servings
1013
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • frozen bananas
  • 1  Cup  ice
  • 1 1/2  Cup  (packed) chopped kale
  • 3  Tablespoons  cacao nibs
  • 2  Tablespoons  cacao powder
  • 1 1/2  Cup  rice milk (original variety)
  • Sweetener, to taste

Directions

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and blend in sweetener as desired.

SUPERFOOD BOOST

Add 2 tablespoons hemp seeds for healthy fats.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
36g
40%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
189g
100%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
1001µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
815µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
297mg
30%
Choline, total
50mg
12%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
225µg
56%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
417mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
11mg
100%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
751mg
100%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
644mg
43%
Water
195g
7%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.