Recipe: Kale & Banana Smoothie

]By Crystal H. Shelton, Senior Scientific Researcher

Over the years our diets have transformed, and unfortunately our health has been negatively affected by this change. Our busy lives tend to push us in the direction of fast food drive-thrus and delivery, which are poor decisions for our health. If we want to be healthy, we need to eat more nutrient dense foods like kale and spinach. While cooking these foods isn’t always as fast as popping by a drive-thru; it’s up to us to make these foods quick and easy to make! Try this speedy kale and banana smoothie for a healthier, nutrient dense breakfast or lunch!

Serves: 1
Prep time: 3 minutes

–    1 banana
–    2 cups chopped kale
–    ½ cup light unsweetened soy milk
–    1 tablespoon flax seeds
–    1 teaspoon maple syrup

Place the banana, kale, soy milk, flax seeds and maple syrup into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Serve over ice!