Smoothie of the Month: Kale, Avocado and Flax
If you've been following my smoothie posts over the last year, you may have realized that I'm not a fan of the typical green smoothie. Don’t get me wrong — I adore dark leafy greens but prefer them enjoyed in savory ways, not blended with sweet fruits and ice.
Since January is a good time to get people enthused about eating more greens, I thought I'd share my version of the much-loved green smoothie. Instead of adding banana to create a smooth texture, I used avocado, and added a dash of lime and salt to place it firmly in the savory camp. With the addition of omega-rich flax oil and the healthy fats from avocado, this is a smoothie you can feel really good about drinking as a meal replacement or healthy snack.
If you're not using a powerful upright blender, stick to spinach, as kale is quite hardy and won’t blend up as smooth. If Persian cucumbers are not available, substitute English cucumbers for them. For a frosty drink, add a large handful of ice.
Add all ingredients to an upright blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt and serve immediately.