Today I am going to share one of the most surprisingly fabulous recipes I have ever tasted in my life! This raw vegan sweet kale smoothie is my absolute favourite way to introduce people to the joys of green smoothies. You will not believe this until you try it. But, this sweet kale smoothie tastes exactly pistachio ice cream. It is absolutely unbelievable. You would never guess there was no dairy in it; and you would certainly never suspect there was kale in it! All of the ingredients come together in just the right quantities to create a healthy green magic!
I posted this raw vegan pistachio ice cream kale smoothie in January this year during my Vitamix giveaway, and it has quickly become the most visited page on my site attracting over 25,000 visits. I have been overwhelmed with blog comments, emails, tweets, and facebook messages of gratitude about this smoothie, and so I had to share it on GGATV so that you could all enjoy it as well!
The comments went something like, “this is the most delicious smoothie I have ever tasted. You can’t taste the kale and it DOES taste just like pistachio ice cream!” But my favourite comments were from people who gave it to their children, friends, or spouses who didn’t “like” greens, and then scoffed this smoothie and asked for more! LOL!
I must admit this smoothie was inspired by the Sunpower Café sweet kale shake that won “Best Smoothie in L.A.” I swore I had died and gone to “Green Smoothie” Heaven when I tasted that smoothie. I recreated it when I came home and have been sharing my delight every since!
This is not the most “low calorie” smoothie I make! For healthier green smoothies check out my website. I have a mixture of sugar free vegetable green smoothies, and fruit green smoothies. This “pistachio ice cream” smoothie is all about the fun! If you want to reduce the natural sugar content in this smoothie you could use a date or some stevia instead of the agave nectar, and reduce the amount of banana. There are also some other great variations from readers on the recipe page.
I know some of you are thinking, “I am never going to try a kale smoothie!”. Well you would be missing out on the BEST sweet green smoothie on the planet!!! Yes! A big call. But this recipe delivers! Trust me, open up your mind, read the comments on my original blog post, and give this sweet kale shake a go. You will not be sorry.
Kale-skeptics far and wide agree: this recipe is a stunner, a winner, and not to be missed!
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Category: Go Green Kitchen
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Tess Masters, a.k.a The Blender Girl is an actor, presenter, voice over artist, cook and writer. She writes a quirky food blog, Healthy Blender Recipes, sharing quick easy allergy free gluten free vegetarian recipes with whole foods. Tess writes the eco food blog for Go Green America TV and is a regular contributor to The Balanced Platter. She and her recipes have been featured on Chow.com, Epicurious.com, Glamour.com, and the LA Times, as well as countless websites and blogs around the world. Tess resides in Los Angeles, California with her partner and their dog, Cookie.