Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Green Smoothie

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*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Green Smoothie

Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Green Smoothie

Makes two 16-ounce glasses10 MINS
  • 1/4 cup (43g) firmly packed chopped pitted dates

  • 1 cup (240ml) filtered water

  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
  • 1 cup (25g) torn-up curly green kale leaves 
  • 1/2 cup (70g) raw unsalted cashews, soaked 
  • 2 medium-sized bananas 
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 cups (250g) ice cubes 

Optional Boosters

Place the chopped pitted dates in a small bowl. Cover them with the 1 cup of filtered water, and allow to sit for about 20 minutes to soften.
Pour the dates and water into the blender, add the other ingredients, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy.

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