I've always been a huge juicer/blend freak up until I broke my blender a few weeks ago. Literally it was smoking as I was making an acai bowl and I still continued to use it until I thought flames were about to spark. Risky move, but I was getting hangry. Anywho it was time for an upgrade, so I picked up the new Nutri Ninja Blender with Auto IQ at Sam's Club before I went into a lack of detox depression.
Let me tell you, I didn't realize how much I've been missing out on until I switched to a Ninja. Like it is the most powerful thing I've ever experienced in my life and I'm now back on my grind with blending everything. My favorite smoothie when I am looking for a creamy treat and not just pure veggies is this delish kale blend. I swear this is basically a healthy milkshake minus ice cream and sugar with an equally amazing taste. Plus it has so many health benefits from the organic ingredients and you don't need an ounce of cooking talent in you to whip it up.
~ 1 cup of soy milk
~ 1 cup of fresh, organic kale
~ 1 frozen banana
~ 1 tablespoon of oats
~ 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
~ 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
~ a pinch of cinnamon
~ 1 pitted Medjool date
~ ice cubes
...and mix it all together (if you had a flashback to the Hannah Montana theme song also we are literally soulmates) in the blender and boom. This recipe is for one serving and I actually made it for breakfast this morning myself because it's super filling. Serve it immediately while it is chilled and if you want to get fancy with it pour it into a cute little mason jar, pop a mini umbralla in there, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on top for aesthetic, and you know what to do next. Take a flawless post-worthy picture because you know you want to.
Remember that smoothies can always be substituted with different ingredients for your liking. I love adding protein powder into my smoothies and using different types of dairy-free milks and an array of colorful fruits and veggies. I switch it up on the daily simply because consistency gets boring.