Smoothies are a great way to frontload your day with produce and nutrition. Just one serving of this power breakfast offers about two-thirds of the day’s calcium and about 25% potassium in a low-calorie package. Frozen banana and avocado are the secret weapons to achieve ice-cream-like creaminess here. The natural sweetness of the banana downplays the earthy notes of the kale, while ginger adds a delightful morning zing. Chia seeds amp up fiber and protein, plus they’re one of the richest plant sources of heart-healthy alpha-linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid).
1 cup roughly torn lacinato kale
1 medium-size frozen banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 ripe avocado
1/2 teaspoon sliced peeled fresh ginger
Calcium 63% DV
Potassium 22% DV
Added sugars g
How to Make It
Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
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