As you probably already know from my previous posts and from the Breakfast Criminals eBook, I’m a green smoothie devotee and a HUGE fan of kale. If I were Beyonce, kale would be my Jay-Z. I don’t go a day without it – whether it’s in my breakfast smoothie, lunch salad, or afternoon kale chips snack.
[Ahem! Of course, we have to add here -- we too are massive KALE ADDICTS, as you can tell from the ingredients in pretty much ALL of our Green Blends... #KaleForLife]
Not only it is an incredible source of calcium, protein, omega-3, and fiber, but it also has the most fun texture (you have to massage it – what an intimate concept!), but it also, from my experience, keeps longer than, say spinach, arugula or spring mix. Way to extend the life of your kale? Wash it, massage it, freeze it in a ziplock. Then blend it in smoothies as you normally would.
Kale, Fig & Blueberry Oasis Smoothie
2 handfuls kale (I used frozen kale)
1/2 cup figs
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
1.5 cup coconut or almond milk (I didn’t have either one, so took 1 tbs Dastony raw coconut butter and blended it with water to create coconut milk)
1 tbs hemp seeds
1 tbs tahini
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: 1 scoop Sprout Living Vanilla Lucuma plant based protein
Topped with fig, tahini and Emmy’s Organics raw cashew blueberry buckwheat cereal.
Ksenia is a traveler, yogini and superfood breakfast aficionado who believes that better breakfasts make you a happier person. By day, she’s a digital marketing consultant and fashion blogger at Visual Therapy and co-founder of ethical shopping movement #FairTuesday, and by night, she’s the chief foodie behind Instagram sensation Breakfast Criminals.