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
1414
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 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
78g
100%
Sugar
41g
46%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
100g
77%
Protein
79g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
339µg
48%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
444mg
44%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
91µg
23%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
98mg
31%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
1375mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
471mg
31%
Water
172g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.