Kale for Breakfast: Part 2
Remember a while back when I posted this blog entry about omelets and their amazing ability to sneak more veggies into your breakfast? Well I've got another kaleicious breakfast idea for you:
The Peachia Kalmond Smoothie
It's got protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and tastes delish.
That's almond milk, almonds, chai seeds, half a frozen banana, frozen peaches, and of course, kale. I use So Delicious Almond Plus* because it's got added protein from peas and rice. Most almond milks, despite being made from high-protein almonds, have little to no protein in them. This is the only one I've found that has 5g protein per cup and less sugar than the same amount of cow's milk, plus some calcium, a bunch of vitamin D, and other good stuff.
The almonds add a bit more protein, some fiber, and good fats. The fruit adds vitamins, fiber, potassium, and of course, deliciousness. Like I've mentioned before, kale is packed with vitamins A, C, & K, adds fiber and some minerals and all for a very small caloric cost.
Quick spotlight on newcomer to the blog, chia seeds. These tiny friends do more than grow green "hair" on your "pet." (If you weren't around in the 80s, Google "Chia Pet" and prepare to add to your Christmas wish list.) Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, calcium, and magnesium. They're also pretty high in (mostly good) fat and calories though, so don't go overboard. A tablespoon or two in your smoothie is all you need to reap the benefits.
Here I go with another complicated recipe.
Step 1: Put about a cup of frozen peaches, half a frozen banana, 1/4 cup almonds, 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds, enough almond milk to make it blend smoothly, and a couple handfuls of kale in the blender.
Step 2: Blend that stuff. Blend it all up until it's drinkable.
Step 3: Pour it into a cup and enjoy the green goodness!
(Looks weird. Tastes great.)
*So Delicious doesn't pay me to promote their product, nor am I in any way affiliated with their company. Although, I wouldn't mind if they wanted to start.