Have you ever optimistically put some kale in your blender to make a green smoothie, only to regret it when it came out all chewy? I have definitely been there. Luckily, my dear friend Dreena Burton persistently nudged me until I finally got myself a BlendTec. Or, as we affectionately refer to it: Rambo Blender.
Not that you can’t make some awesome stuff with a regular blender – but I generally stick with just fruit, maybe some english cucumber, maybe some spinach.
A high-powered blender like a BlendTec or VitaMix opens up so many more possibilities, like adding kale (with the stems!) or ice or cocoa nibs – and knowing it’ll come out super duper smooth.
You’ll find some tips below to make this delicious Tropi-Kale Breeze smoothie smooth if you don’t have a Rambo blender.
Tropi-Kale Breeze Green Smoothie
- 1 cup chopped pineapple frozen or fresh
- 1 cup chopped mango frozen or fresh
- 1/2 to 1 cup chopped kale
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water or coconut water
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder optional
- Purée everything in a blender until smooth, adding more water (or coconut milk) if needed.
This recipe is from my first cookbook, The Plant-Based Diet Meal Plan, and includes several other delicious smoothie recipes!
The Plant-Based Diet Meal Plan
This book is a guided introduction to the world of plant based eating, with all the nutrition tips to keep you nourished, all the recipes to keep your tastebuds satisfied, and a 3-week meal plan with shopping lists and prep guides to keep you organised and on point.
Simple prep, delicious flavors, balanced nutrition.
Because whatever your reason for going vegan – health, planet, animals – I want you to have the tools to stick with it for the long term.
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