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Before I get to a new smoothie recipe, I wanted to thank all of you for your sincere and supportive messages (online and off) and meals after the passing of Marc’s dad.  Our family is grateful for you during this incredibly difficult time.

I am always looking for ways to use the abundant kale thriving in my garden, so today I made a chocolate kale smoothie today that was inspired by a chocolate smoothie recipe I saw on Jenny Cornbleet’s blog.

I’m sorry there are no pictures – it was a brownish-green, so maybe we’re all better off that way – but I can assure you it’s delicious!

Chocolate Kale Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 heaping T of almond butter (I used raw unsalted)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups kale (I like to remove the stems)
  • 3 T raw cacao powder (I use Navitas)
  • 1 T of chia seeds (I used black, but white would work, too)
  • 1 medjool date (pitted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend!

I use a Vitamix high-speed blender, which provides a silky smooth texture to my smoothies.  If you are using a standard blender, be sure to remove all thick stems from the kale.  It also helps to use frozen bananas that have been frozen in small one-inch pieces, and make sure you put all the liquid ingredients on the bottom of the container.  You may need to stop and start the machine a few times to get a smooth consistency.

Do you have any favorite kale smoothie recipes? Please do share!