You need more greens in your life. Yep, I said it.
This Banana Avocado Celery Kale Smoothie otherwise known as ‘BACK’ Smoothie is just what you need. Packed with nutrients, you will be doing yourself a disfavour if you don’t indulge yourself with this green smoothie.
Your immune system will thank you for nourishing it with this awesome green smoothie.
Green smoothies may not win trophies in the “looks” department in terms of visual appeal, but they sure make up for it in the nutrients department. Don’t deprive yourself. Please don’t.
> And if you thought this banana avocado celery kale smoothie won’t taste great, you will be dead wrong. It does taste great. Wait until you try it. As the saying goes, don’t knock it until you try it. My wife who normally sniffs at green smoothies had to ask me for seconds when she tasted this wild creation of mine.
It’s not just good, it actually tastes great. But I would say that, won’t I? After all, I came up with the idea, so I am bound to like it.
Well, how about you reserve your judgement until you try it.
So, what do we need for this Banana Avocado Celery Kale (BACK) Green Smoothie?
Here’s what you need to make this smoothie come alive in your cup:
Banana X 2
Avocado X 1
Celery X 3 Sticks
Kale Vegetables X 3 quarters of a pack (150 g)
Flaxseeds (Linseeds) X 4 tbsf
Hemp milk X 100 ml
Natural Yogurt X 150 g
Nutritional Information of Kale per 100 g
|Total fat||1.1 g|
|Saturated fat||0.2 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.3 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||4.0 g|
|Folic acid||86 mcg|
|Vitamin C||71 mg|
Kale will also furnish you with Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium as well as Calcium. Don’t forget the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Kale. They are to die for. More about that in a future post.
Nutritional information for Celery per 100 g
|Total Fat||0.2 g|
|Saturated fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.1 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0.0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||3.0 g|
Celery also provides Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
Nutritional information for Avocado per 100 g
|Total fat||15 g|
|Saturated fat||2.1 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||10 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||1.9 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||9 g|
A good provision of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin B6 awaits you from your avocado too.
How to make the Banana Avocado Celery Kale Green Smoothie
This smoothie will have to be done in stages given the bulk of the ingredients.
>> Chuck in the 150 g of Kale into the Nutribullet jar
>> Add the Hemp milk.
> Blitz the kale and milk for 30 seconds. The idea is to reduce the bulk of the kale to make way for other ingredients. Pause the nutribullet.
>> Now slice up the bananas one at a time and chuck it in.
>> Cut up the celery and add them in.
>> Add the flaxseeds.
>> Scoop out the avocado flesh and add it in.
>> Blitz the mixture for 45 seconds. Pause the Nutribullet.
> Add the second banana and scoop in the natural yogurt
>> Blitz one more time for another 30 seconds or so.
That’s it. Your banana avocado celery kale smoothie is ready to be enjoyed.
Tested the banana avocado celery kale green smoothie 1 hour after having it and my glucometer reading was 4.6 mmol/l (82.8 mg/dl). Awesome!