|Chocolate Milkshake Kale Smoothie|| || |
- 1 cup of ice water
- 1 cup of cashews
- 1 banana
- 5 dates
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- 2 leaves kale
- combine all ingredients into a blender, blend, serve, and enjoy!
I forgot to mention in the video above is that cacao powder isn’t some weird healthfood substitute for chocolate; it is crushed up, cold-pressed cacao bean, which is the very same stuff that chocolate is made from! So this technically, really is a chocolate shake. Only thing is, you have to sweeten it yourself, which I have shown how to do with dates.
The original recipe in the book I mention calls for chicory greens instead of kale, but I couldn’t find them in my local grocery store, PLUS this is a site about KALE smoothie recipes, so whatever! Allegedly chicory greens have a coffee-like taste, which makes them compatible with the chocolate flavors. Maybe I will try that someday if I can find some chicory greens, but this combo tastes pretty dang good, so try it!
Oh, and plus:
There is no milk in this recipe. It just tastes like a milkshake, is why I call it that.
Hello, and welcome back. Today we’re going to make a chocolate shake kale smoothie. I call it a chocolate shake, but it’s actually cacao powder and some other things put together in a kale smoothie combination, that tastes SO DELICIOUS – and un-healthfood-drink-like – that you will think you’re drinking a chocolate shake.
This amazing book I recently discovered, called The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Smoothies
and it’s by this guy Bo Rinaldi, who’s got an amazing ability to combine ordinary ingredients that are really good.
This one has some ingredients that aren’t so ordinary – like you’ll have to go out and buy cacao powder, specifically – but it’s real good, and … am I ever going to get to the end of this? (laughs)
Yeah! Let’s go! Let’s make it!
Ok: Ingredients run-through:
We’ve got: a cup and a half of ice water, 1 cup of cashews, a banana, some dates, cacao powder, and kale leaves – kale!
Alright, first thing we’re gonna do is peel this banana. Not the happiest-looking banana, but it’s okay.
Let’s throw in these cashews, put in a couple of dates – even though they say they’re pitted, I always double check (you’d be surprised how often you find a pit.
Let’s do a 1/4 cup of cacao powder – there we go.
And we’re gonna throw in this cup and a half of ice water, and blend that.
Give it a little taste. Tastes pretty good; not that sweet.
And Finally, our kale. Let’s taste it again – not bad – I think it could stand to have a couple more dates, though. Let’s try three more.
You’ve gotta blend it up real well to make sure all those date fragments are evenly distributed, so that it’s sweet all the way through.
Let’s try it again… MUCH better. Ok – we are done.
Put that in a glass, and DRINK UP. ENJOY!
Okay, so I hope you enjoyed watching this video, and I hope you enjoyed the amazingly, surprisingly delicious flavors of this chocolate shake kale smoothie recipe, and if you enjoyed it, lemme know! Otherwise, I’ll see you in the next time!
- cup and a half of ice water
- 1 cup of cashews
- a banana
- some dates
- cacao powder
- and kale leaves – kale!
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!