Today I wanted to do a quick post on this Kale-Avocado Smoothie that I’ve been loving this week. Kale has been a popular staple among vegetarians and vegans for quite awhile now, but this is actually the second time I have ever had it in juice/smoothie form. Usually, as in my culture, kale is cooked or sauteed. Never juiced. Or made into a smoothie. When I brought up the idea of making kale smoothie, my mom literally scrunched up her face and said “Yuck,” like it’s the strangest thing in the world.
I experienced my first kale smoothie about a year ago when I was visiting a friend for a dinner party. To be honest, I didn’t find the taste as appealing as I thought it would be. At the time, I thought that it was a bit overrated and there was so much hype around it. But it didn’t live up to my expectations. Fast forward to a couple days ago, when I randomly started craving it.
So I went to the store, grabbed a bushel of kale, and began thinking of something that would be good to pair it up with. It just so happened that I had one lone avocado sitting in my refrigerator, waiting to be consumed. Of course, I dutifully fulfilled that one avocado’s wish.
To make this smoothie, you will need:
- Bananas, frozen or regular
- Sweetener (agave nectar, honey, stevia, sugar, etc) – I omitted sugars or any form of artificial sweetener because the banana was ripe enough, so it was a natural sweetener.
What to do:
- Juice it all up in your blender.
Easy peasy, right?
Final Thought: This time around I ended up loving kale smoothie. It had a pleasant color, smell and taste to it. However, I did make it a little too thick, which is why it looked like what it looked like above. I should probably add more milk next time.
On a less healthy note, let’s talk about snacks.
What are some of your favorite snacks? Do you prefer something sweet or something salty? (Tell me below! 🙂 )
As you can probably tell, I prefer my snacks on the sweeter side. It’s not particularly healthy, but I don’t snack often either. It’s a bad habit of mine, but I binge snack during exam weeks. Then I go on a sugar overload and feel guilty for doing so. I usually end up promising myself to go on a diet and restrict my sugar intake for next time.
This week everything was Matcha-themed. I love how adorably packaged these snacks are (very good marketing strategy). Can you tell my favorite color??
If you’ve tried these before, what are your thoughts about it?