Superfood Protein Kale Smoothie

Superfood Protein Kale Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients  and other nutrients. If you have heard about the health benefits of dark chocolate, you may want to start consuming the cacao nibs which I sprinkled on top of this smoothie.  Cacao nibs are cacao beans that have been roasted, separated from their husks, and broken into smaller pieces. When you snack on Cacao nibs, you will consume about nine grams of fiber per ounce, and they contain no sugar when eaten raw.

As always, I can’t start my day without the other super foods : Hemp seeds (Nutiva), Flax seeds, Chia seeds (Nutiva) and Goji Berries. I am currently out of Flax seeds and Goji Berries, but I usually purchase them online from Amazon.com. These seeds deliver as much protein as some nuts, and also deliver heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the plant-based omega-3 fat.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and please add / remove fruit according to your taste.

Superfood Protein Kale Smoothie
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Superfood Protein Kale Smoothie
Course: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Green Juice, juice, smoothie, vegan
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups of Fresh Curly Kale
  • 1 Whole Fresh Banana
  • 1 1/2 cup of Pineapple
  • 1 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup of Greek Yogurt
  • Organic Hemp Seeds
  • Organic Chia Seeds
  • Organic Cacao Nibs
  • Coconut Flakes unsweetened
  • Organic Cocoa Powder unsweetened
  • Cinnamon Stick
Instructions
  1. Blend Kale, Banana, Pineapple, Almond Milk, Greek Yogurt until smooth and creamy
  2. Pour into bowl and top with super foods : Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Cocoa Powder, Coconut Flakes and stir with Cinnamon Sticks.

 

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah | Well and Full
    Aug 13, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    This smoothie looks great!! Beautiful photos 🙂

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      poshjournaladmin
      Aug 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      thank you so much! hope you will enjoy the recipe!

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    Melissa
    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Yummy! I am always looking for new smoothies to make. I love the extra toppings for flavor and texture. I need to get some coconut flakes!

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    Jennifer
    Aug 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    That sounds delicious! I already love smoothies with spinach, so I’m sure I’ll love this, too. Thanks!

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    Jamela Porter
    Aug 16, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I love to add kale in my smoothies. I’m gonna try your recipe it sounds delicious.

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    Mykidsguide
    Aug 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    The smoothie looks yummy! I love dark chocolate and I know the many health benefits it delivers. This is the first time, though that I’ve heard about cacao nibs.

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    Shelley Zurek
    Aug 17, 2015 at 3:47 am

    I am a Kale fan and I love the addition for the pineapple. It’s a great superfood as well.

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Aug 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

    That sounds awesome. I love kale, but I have never had it in a smoothie before.

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    Aug 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Your kale smoothie looks healthy and delicious! Your photo makes me want to reach out through the screen and try this now!

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    Sinziana Romanescu
    Aug 17, 2015 at 11:02 am

    The smoothie looks great (beautiful photography) and I am sure the pineapple gives a gorgeous taste!

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    Rose
    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Sounds like a great way to start the day. And I agree w/Joanne, this looks mighty delish in the pic.

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    Bonnie @ wemake7
    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    This smoothie sounds very healthy and great for you. I will have to try this and see how I like it.

  • Reply
    Dina
    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    This smoothie sounds very healthy. I know some can be full of sugar but this one is all natural. Love!!

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    Michelle Varga (@dustbunniesblog)
    Aug 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This sounds like such a delicious smoothie and I’d love to try it out point I’ve never tried kale before so this would be neat to try.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Aug 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    This sounds like an awesome smoothie for sure. I don’t like yogurt but this is one smoothie I might have to try. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wendy
    Aug 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve been trying to get more kale in my diet and have been wanting to try hemp seeds. This looks like the perfect way to accomplish both!

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    Sicorra
    Aug 17, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Your smoothie looks great. I know all these ingredients are suppose to be good for us, but I just can’t find a way to work with Kale, and make the smoothie or juice or turn out nicely.

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    Beth@FrugalFroggie
    Aug 18, 2015 at 12:29 am

    I should try this. I make smoothies everyday.

  • Reply
    Debbie Denny
    Aug 18, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I like smoothies. Don’t think I have had kale.

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    shelahmoss
    Aug 18, 2015 at 1:28 am

    That looks delicious! We love smoothies and I can’t wait to try this one out.

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    Wynn chow
    Aug 18, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Yummy, I want to eat 😛

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    Claudette P. Esterine
    Aug 18, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I’m sorry, you will have to make this and send to me to convince me that it tastes good because I detest kale! 🙁 Do we have a deal? LOl

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    Krystal
    Aug 18, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I need to find a way to enjoy kale. This might be the ticket! I will have to try it.

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    Shannon P
    Aug 18, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Yum! I love smoothies as a way to sneak in good for you fruits and veggies!

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    Katie Reed
    Aug 18, 2015 at 4:52 am

    This smoothie sounds amazing! It’s a great way to get more kale in your diet and it is filled with some amazing things. I can’t wait to try this smoothie recipe out!

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    Elizabeth O.
    Aug 18, 2015 at 5:20 am

    This is so packed with nutrients, you’d be a fool not to eat/drink it. Thanks for the recipe once again!

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    Megan @ A Dash of Megnut
    Aug 18, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I also love kale smoothies (I’m drinking one right now!) so I will definitely be giving your version a try!

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    victoria
    Aug 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    This smoothies was really great, This is full of nutrients and i love it as the anti-oxidants and anti-inflamatory thanks for the recipe,

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    ronleyba (@ronley_ph)
    Aug 18, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I love smoothies! This one looks really yummy too!

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    Shann Eva
    Aug 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    This sounds great .Adding it to my smoothie list.

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    Ourfamilyworld
    Aug 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    That looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this.

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    Yona Williams
    Aug 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I have made kale smoothies with spinach, strawberries and blueberries, but have not added seeds to a shake before. I know that it really ups the health factor.

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    The Trophy WifeStyle
    Aug 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I’m a huge kale fan! Always excited when I find a new way to add it to my diet 🙂

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    Julia
    Aug 19, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I love green smoothies with kale in it! I’ll have to try out this recipe.

  • Reply
    M from The Stay-at-Home Life
    Aug 19, 2015 at 2:02 am

    I haven’t tried kale in smoothies yet, that’s a good idea.

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    Aisha Kristine Chong
    Aug 28, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I know how Kale is good for us.. though I really don’t know if I can actually have them lol.. but maybe a smoothie is a bit different. I have to try.

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    Marla
    Aug 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Awesome smoothie!

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