Green Velvet Smoothie

Green velvet smoothie (kale, banana, and avocado)

Kale, banana, an avocado join forces in this creamy, filling smoothie. Hemp seeds are optional, but they’re one of the best, most concentrated sources of Omega 3s—better (and tastier) than flaxseeds. They make a great addition to this creamy smoothie. Look for both hempseeds and hemp milk at most any natural foods market. Adapted from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen.

Makes two 12-ounce servings

  • 2 medium kale leaves, torn
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado
  • 2 cups vanilla nondairy milk (try almond or hemp milk)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, optional (but highly recommended)
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Agave nectar, to taste

Combine the kale, banana, nondairy milk, and optional hemp seeds in a blender. Blend on high speed until completely smooth.

Divide between two 12-ounce tumblers and add a little lemon juice and agave nectar to taste. Drink at once at room temperature or add a cube or two of ice.

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