As much as I hate to admit it, I've still never been able to jump aboard the baked or roasted kale bandwagon. Kale is OK, but it has never been one of my particular cravings — that is, until this kale and pear smoothie recipe came into my world. It's delicious, it's beautiful, it's bright friggin' green!
Now, when we have the honor of mentioning Joy The Baker there's usually baking involved. Possibly a meat of some sort, but at least butter — there's always butter. But this time around, things are a little lighter and we wanted to make sure you knew about her Kale, Pear and Spinach Smoothie.
There's a banana added in for extra nutrients and to thicken things up a bit, but the real star of the show is the greens. There are two full cups of greens in this mixture and while it looks like it, it sure doesn't taste like it! When greens are added to smoothies they mainly supply vitamins and minerals and leave their earthy footprint at the door.
Although this recipe is without question vegetarian, many vegans will shy away from the honey. We suggest agave, or alternative sugar substitutes — or possibly even picking up fruit that's a little more ripe to sweeten things up!
Make sure you take a few seconds and hop over to Joy The Baker, because trust us when we say, you have to make this!
• Get the recipe: Kale, Spinach, and Pear Smoothie at Joy the Baker
What's your favorite vegan smoothie? Extra points if it's as colorful as this one!!
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