I have to share this recipe. It’s my absolutely favorite smoothie recipe. My kids devour it, and the amazing part? It’s not as good without the kale. Unbelievable!  The ingredients are as follows:

250ml of apple juice
6 frozen strawberries
4 sprigs of frozen kale
1/2 of a frozen banana
handful of frozen grapes
1 scoop of vanilla flavored protein powder

That’s it — blend it up.  It should make about 500ml and give you the following (please note that the calories seem high to me. I couldn’t find the exact protein powder we use in the nutrition facts calculator.):

Nutrition Facts
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300.9
Total Fat 1.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 280.6 mg
Potassium 897.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 64.2 g
Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
Sugars 15.9 g
Protein 20.8 g
Vitamin A 179.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 18.8 %
Vitamin C 198.6 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 6.7 %
Calcium 19.6 %
Copper 28.8 %
Folate 33.5 %
Iron 29.5 %
Magnesium 19.5 %
Manganese 110.1 %
Niacin 6.7 %
Pantothenic Acid 7.2 %
Phosphorus 31.1 %
Riboflavin 15.8 %
Selenium 3.2 %
Thiamin 18.6 %
Zinc 11.3 %


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  1. July 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm Jolina Petersheim

    I cut and copied this recipe, Syd. Thank you so much for sharing! I have an avocado and lemon smoothie recipe that’s to die for (or live for?). Perhaps one day I shall share it with you! 🙂

    • July 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm Syd

      Do you have a Vitamix too, Jolina? I think a regular blender could probably handle this recipe, but I never tried it pre-vitamix.

      Avocado-Lemon — oooh! That sounds delicious! Let me know if you post it up somewhere!

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