This smoothie is jam-packed with nutrients. It's good for you, vegan-friendly and tastes delicious. It contains around 2 portions of fruit and vegetables. Banana is liquidised with kale, soya milk, linseed and maple syrup.
***to the people who want to cook their kale before adding to the recipe, DON'T! Cooking reduces the nutrient content and DEFEATS the purpose behind a 'green smoothie' If you don't care for kale, try spinach or add more fruit (up to 60% fruit, 40% veggies) to offset the flavor of the greens. If you find it too thick, it's ok to add some water to make it your desired consistency. And if you are adding the flax, I find it best to use ground flax seeds. - 11 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This sounded so awful I had to try it! I was very pleased to find it absolutely delicious. I will probably cut the amount in half next time (and just eat the remaining banana) as it was very rich. I also used nonfat dairy milk as I had no soy. - 09 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I needed to double the amount of milk because my smoothie was so thick! Also, if you are using a flavored rice/soy milk you don't need the maple syrup to sweeten it. Blend this for MUCH longer than you would a regular parsley or spinach green smoothie, as kale is very fibrous and you want to make sure to get this as smooth as possibly so you aren't crunching as you sip. Just my two cents! Thanks for the yummy recipe, Rice! - 11 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)