Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale

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You might have noticed I occasionally write about avocados on this blog.  Okay…pretty often…well maybe once or twice a day minute.  Avocados are seriously the best thing on the planet. Not only are they tasty, they are also chock full of healthy stuff, like fiber and potassium.  A half an avocado has about 130 calories, 12 grams of healthy fats, and lots of vitamins and minerals.

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One cup of kale has 133% Daily Value of Vitamin A and 134% Daily Value of Vitamin C.  Pair avocado and kale together and you have one awesome power combination!

That is why you should try this  Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale.  

Going on about avocados again, they are also very filling.  If I drink one of these smoothies I am full for hours. It is quick and easy to throw together in the morning, and If you have a Vitamix this smoothie will be pulverized in a snap!

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All you do is throw all the ingredients into a blender.  If you don’t normally drink kefir, you might want to add more pure maple syrup.  Kefir (like greek yogurt) is an acquired taste, one that I think is worth acquiring!  It can be intensely sour if you aren’t used to it.

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Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale
 
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This power packed green smoothie with Avocado and Kale will keep you full!
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup kefir
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 3 leaves kale
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (more or less, to taste)
  • 4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. That's it!

What is your favorite avocado drink?

15 thoughts on “Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale

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  3. Andrea

    Tried it and it was great, but I made a lot and wonder if you have any tips to keep it fresh for later? Have you tried the pit trick?

    1. Christine Post author

      Hey Andrea! So glad you liked the smoothie, it is one of my favorites! I have never tried saving it for later. It would probably do alright in the fridge for a day or so. Maybe put it in a pitcher/container with a lid. And then maybe even put a piece of plastic wrap resting on the top of the smoothie to prevent oxidation. What is the pit trick? Putting it into the smoothie? Let me know what you do and how it turns out.

  4. Erlene

    I’m going to be honest and say that I’m not the biggest fan of kale so I would probably have to add some fruits in this. Thanks for sharing it on The Weekend Social.

    1. Christine Post author

      Hey Erlene, thanks for stopping by! Let me know how the fruit works. You could also add a little more maple syrup and see if that helps. I hope it works out!

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  6. Kathryn

    I would love to make this smoothie, but there aren’t any stores in my area that sell kefir. What would you suggest as an alternative?

    1. Christine Post author

      Hey there Kathryn! You could try using 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup milk instead of the kefir. I haven’t tried it like this, but I’m assuming the texture would be about the same. If you give it a go, stop by and let me know how it came out :)

  7. Alexandra

    I am absolutely obsessed with avocados and have just recently started putting them in smoothies…they make such a delicious difference to the flavour & texture so will definitely be trying this!

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