I’ve loved a lot of smoothies in the past, and I am sure that I will love many more in my future. But no smoothie will speak to my heart quite as much as this incredible Kale Avocado Breakfast Smoothie.
Here’s a little confession first: my mom has gotten into the habit lately of sending me kale in the mail. It sounds a bit nuts, I know, but in the past two years she has really grown her green thumb and started planting all kids of vegetables and fruit.
Over Christmas, I came back with citrus from home–which I used to make some of my other favorite breakfast smoothies earlier this year. With the latest gift from mom’s garden, I decided to go back to making healthy breakfast smoothies–this time with kale!
Since my very favorite smoothie from before was the Avocado Star Breakfast Smoothie, I decided to add some avocado to this one, too. What surprised me, though, was the unique creamy texture that the avocado (along with banana) added to this smoothie. Between that and the Greek yogurt, this smoothie sure packed a pow!
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed
- 1 cup grapefruit juice
- 1½ cup Greek yogurt
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 banana, cut in half
- 1 apple, sliced
- 1 avocado, deseeded
- Combine kale and grapefruit juice into a high-speed blender, then blend until the kale is fully chopped.
- Add in the 0% fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, banana, apple and avocado. Blend.
- Finally, add in 1-2 cups of water and blend again until it has reached the desired consistency.
- Makes 4 16-ounce servings of breakfast smoothie.
What is your favorite ingredient to put into breakfast smoothies?
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