This smoothie is great after a workout, because it will give you boost of energy, protein and keep you full (due to the high fiber content this smoothie provides!). This smoothie contains happy healthy fats, vitamins such A, C, K & B12, minerals, nutrients, aids in weight loss, helps with memory, improves vision, great for blood plasma (blood transfusion!), and so much more!
I love kale & coconut. In fact, kale is one of my favorite vegetables. It has so many wonderful health benefits such as improving vision, vitamin K, C & A, plus so much more! Coconut is also my favorite tropical fruit. Coconuts remind me of my love affair for avocados. Both are so creamy, delicious and perfect! Okay, I know nobody’s perfect, but fruits and vegetables are the most perfect thing on planet earth. That’s real life, people. Real life.
Did you know? is the king of all vegetables. Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma. And greens (veggies) are basically composed of chlorophyll (which is just like hemoglobin). Hemoglobin is a red protein that is responsible add bananasfor transporting oxygen to the blood of vertebrates. Its molecule contains four sub units each in which contain an iron atom bound to a heme group. Blood is made up of 55% plasma, and 45% hemoglobin – so when you blend a drink of 55% coconut water and 45% green smoothie (green veggies) – you get a blood transfusion!
Interesting, right?! Bet you didn’t know that?!;) Well now you do! That is what I like to call an elixir. An elixir smoothie is what I call this goodness.
Coconut Dates Almond Kale Smoothie Elixir:
- Meat of 1 young coconut meat & water (about 11/2 cup water)
- 10-16 (1 cup) pitted dates
- Heaping handfuls of raisins or 4 tbsp raw coconut nectar (more or less, optional, but i added both;)
- 2 tbsp almond butter or 2 tbsp nut butter of choice (i used pecan with cashews)
- 3 or more organic kale leaves (i used lacinato kale – my fave;)
- 11/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Wash the kale, pit the dates and crack open your coconut. Place the coconut’s water in your blender, & scoop out the meat & place it in your blender. Add the rest of the ingredients in your blender & blend until smooth. Pour it. Drink it. Sip it. Smile. Love it. Share it. Enjoy it! =)
spread the green smoothie love! <3
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
Do you add bananas like coconuts? Do you like kale, too? Have you ever tried lacinato kale? What’s your favorite kale? Have you ever blended coconut and kale together in a smoothie? If so, how did you like it? Feel free to post a comment in the box below. =)