Green smoothies and I have a love/hate relationship. I know it’s packed with the essential minerals and vitamins I need. But if given the choice of some crispy fried chicken or some green swamp ooze, what would you choose? Yeah, there is a reason Popeyes doesn’t have a 3 piece kale box…
I will admit there is something magical about having a nutrition packed smoothie first thing in the morning. Call it insurance, in case you do end up getting that 3 piece box from Popeyes or some after work margaritas!
What really makes this smoothie tolerable is the pomegranate juice. The sweetness of the juice helps masks the bitterness of the kale. If you keep the core combo of kale and pomegranate juice, then you can’t go wrong! Don’t be afraid to swap out the banana, strawberries, or flaxseeds for something more to your liking.
Kale Smoothie with Pomegranate Juice
- 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
- 2 cups fresh kale, de-stemmed
- 1 banana, peeled
- 5 strawberries
- 1 tablespoon whole flaxseeds
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Turn on the blender with the variable speed set to 1.
- Increase the speed slowly to 10, then flip the switch to high.
- Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Depending on how much kale you used, the color of the smoothie could vary from green to purple.
If frozen fruit is used, no ice is needed.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
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STEP BY STEP PHOTOS
Wash and prepare all your ingredients.
Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Turn on the blender with the variable speed set to 1. Increase the speed slowly to 10, then flip the switch to high. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.