Avocado & Kale Smoothie

by Kiran on February 7, 2012 · 139 comments

in Beverages, Desserts

Happy Tuesday <3

Wow, it’s Tuesday already?!? And before you know it, weekend comes along in a jiffy. Many thanks for your sweet comments on my previous post — I still find it hard to believe that pasta+pomegranate juice makes for a great recipe!

I’ve been super busy in the kitchen for the last few days, and let me tell ya — it’s been one disaster after another. Epic fail of recipes :( I woke up this morning thinking what was I suppose to blog about when the kitchen sink is full with dirty pots and pans that churned out failed recipes.

I dirtied another appliance. My trusty blender.

And made this epic smoothie for lunch — one than guarantees no failure whatsoever.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 heaping cups of kale leaves
  • 1 large banana, peeled & sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled & cubed
  • 1.5 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • for garnish: chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Dump everything into your blend and whirl away until smooth!

 

The key to a smooth smoothie is using very ripe bananas and avocado’s. Mmmm.. nothing like a big jar of homemade smoothie to soothe a bruised ego.

On a separate topic….

I am learning how to shoot everything in Manual and let me tell you something, it ain’t easy. Not at all.

Firstly, you need a steel-steady pair of hands/proper tripod. Coupled with mountains of patience, which equates to almost impossible for me to achieve the type of photos that I envision.

Any tips you have on food-photography? Since we are on food-photography topic, let me know if you are attending Food Blog Forum workshop next month. ‘Coz I would be there as well ;)

What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

 

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1 Grishma @ZaikaZabardast February 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

oh yummm! And soo healthy. Love the combination of flavors Kiran :) Bookmarked!
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2 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Grishma,
Thanks sweetie — can’t wait to meet you at FBF next month! :)

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3 Tanvi February 7, 2012 at 4:42 PM

This I HAVE to try! :)

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4 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Tanvi,
Did you? Let me know how it tastes :)

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5 Fong February 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Wow. Healthy never looked so good. :-)

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6 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Fong,
Thanks sweetie — I agree :)

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7 anh@anhsfoodblog.com February 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I am making this!! Loving green smoothies at the moment.
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8 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Anh,
Yay! Let me know how it tastes :)

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9 Reem | Simply Reem February 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I totally have to try this…
While I am reading this post, trust me sweetie I am thinking about my kitchen sink….
God the very thought is making me faint.
hahahahha
Beautiful recipe kiran!!

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10 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Reem,
Lol! You are too funny ;)

Let me know how it tastes!!

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11 Simply Life February 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

wow! this looks so healthy! I can’t imagine you making disasters!
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12 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Gina,
Thanks sweetie — I am not perfect, and disasters do happen. Trust me :D

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13 balvinder ( Neetu) February 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Love kale and avocado. perfect healthy combo.

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14 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Balvinder,
Thanks sweetie :)

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15 Jackie February 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Beautiful color! I would have never thought you could use kale in drinks. Love it!

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16 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Jackie,
Thanks sweetie — kale is perfect in smoothies. Just make sure you pulverize it enough. A good ol’ blender would do it. Mine did :)

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17 Liz February 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM

So lovely and healthy! I bet the avocado gives an amazing mouth feel…mmmmmm.
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18 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Liz,
Thanks sweetie — avocados does wonders usually :)

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19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Love the smoothie as well as all the wood surfaces you shoot your pictures on. I need more! If you have any tips/tricks/sources, LMK!

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20 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Averie,
Thanks sweetie — I source from varied places for my wood surfaces. Some I make on my own. You can find others from thrift stores that sells very aged fences. The dark brown surface is actually shot using a wooden tray. Marshalls has a great array of wooden trays and/or cutting boards that you can use to stain and make it your own.

I would be featuring a post on my photography set up soonish. Stay tuned for more info :)

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21 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

I would love to see that post when it’s up. Marshall’s has so many great things for food photography/styling and great for the budget$ (for those things that get used for one photo shoot and that’s it…). Good tip on the tray!
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22 Maria February 7, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Love this smoothie!

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23 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Maria,
Welcome to Recipebox and thanks so much for commenting :)

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24 Rebecca February 7, 2012 at 10:50 PM

sorry about the failure I have had loads too this looks great and an adorable pic
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25 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Rebecca,
Don’t be sorry — lessons are usually learnt when mistakes are made, right? :)

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26 chinmayie @ love food eat February 8, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Such a beautiful color! I still haven’t made a green smoothie… may be it’s time :)
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27 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Chinmayie,
Yaar, please try a homemade smoothie — so much more healthier and tastes too good :)

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28 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 8, 2012 at 4:39 AM

A good smoothie is always a good filling option and my go-to when I need something no fuss at mealtime.
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29 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Sylvie,
I do the same as well. It’s a simple solution for a quick & healthy fix :)

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30 the wicked noodle February 8, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I love a tasty, healthy smoothie to start off my day. Looks absolutely delish!!
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31 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Kristy,
Thanks sweetie :)

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32 Maureen February 8, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I understand how you feel about oopses. Remember, people who never try, never make mistakes and they never learn. At least you know what not to do next time. :)

Look at your smoothie! It’s absolutely lovely to look at. It’s no fail here!
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33 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Maureen,
I hope I’ve learnt something from all the mistakes. Hopefully, there won’t be more mistakes to learn from ;)

Thanks for the words of encouragement sweetie — you are awesome :)

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34 Jenny @ BAKE February 8, 2012 at 8:51 AM

This sounds amazing and so healthy! I love smoothies, I’ve started having berry ones in the evening instead of dessert when I fancy something sweet, it’s such a good way of skipping the cake and getting a few more of your 5-a-day in you!
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35 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Jenny,
Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for commenting :) I love a good smoothie whenever there’s craving for desserts. But I might have problem giving up chocolates. That, I cannot do :D

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36 Vanessa February 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Wooooww this looks devine!

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37 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Vanessa,
Welcome to Recipebox and thanks so much for commenting :)

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38 Vanessa February 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM

mmmm… let it be noted that i meant DIVINE not devine. ;)
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39 Divya Yadava February 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Aww…I totally understand how you feel. I get so frustrated when recipes don’t go as planned!

This smoothie looks delish and beautifully styled too! My favourite smoothie has to be strawberry-banana!
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40 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Divya,
Thanks sweetie — and congrats on your first beauty eats session. Loved the video :)

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41 Chandani February 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM

This recipe is just so perfect for me. I am trying to eat healthy and I am not huge fan of smoothies with dairy. And you are not alone on sink full of dirty dishes. I just ran my dishwasher and realized oh I do have a sink :)
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42 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Chandani,
I agree with you on dairy smoothies — I love smoothies chock-full with fruits and veggies :)

Dirty dishes makes me so antsy. Argh!!

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43 Sukanya February 8, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Do not know why I find avocado to be very bland, and thats the reason I keep avoiding it, but after seeing this smoothie with kale I am so inspired to try it. saving it for now, …and dirty sink..lets not talk about it :D
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44 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Sukanya,
Avocados are bland and that’s the beauty of it — adding spices & fresh ingredients definitely takes it to another level i.e perfect guacamole, smoothies and salad toppers.

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45 Jeanette February 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Love how creamy this smoothie looks. I’ll be at FBF and hope to meet you there!
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46 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Jeanette,
Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for commenting. Looking forward to meeting you at FBF :)

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47 Ina gawne February 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM

That is one healthy, flavorful, packed smoothie! A meal in of itself too! This would be a tasty, great start to a busy workday! Thanks for sharing!
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48 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Ina,
Thanks sweetie — I love easy, healthy, filing and delicious smoothies to kick start a great day :)

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49 Carolyn Jung February 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I think you should give us photo tips, not the other way around, because your pics are gorgeous. That’s one lean, green, dream-y shake, too. ;)

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50 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Carolyn,
Thanks so much sweetie — I am still learning.
I’m also gathering materials for an upcoming food styling & photography tutorial post. It should be up in due course. Stay tuned :)

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51 Raks February 8, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Looks and sounds perfect as a breakfast smoothie, wonderful picture composition!
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52 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Raks,
Thanks a lot dear :)

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53 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM

What an amazing looking smoothie!
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54 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Angie,
Thanks sweetie :)

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55 Baker Street February 9, 2012 at 1:18 AM

WOW! Healthy and delicious. LOVE it.
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56 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Baker Street,
Thanks sweetie :)

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57 Khushboo February 9, 2012 at 1:47 AM

I need to try avocado in smoothies- that looks so creamy (and healthy!)! My current fave smoothie combo is frozen banana, frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup yogurt, 3/4 cup soy milk and half a scoop of vanilla Sunwarrior–> perfection!
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58 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Khushboo,
Thanks for your smoothie combo recipe. Avocado is super healthy and gives a great creamy texture to a smoothie. Try it and let me know how it tastes :)

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59 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 9, 2012 at 4:15 AM

That is so healthy! I’d love one every day please! :D
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60 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Lorraine,
Thanks sweetie — the recipe is so easy, you could easily have a smoothie everyday… Get Mr NQN to make it for you ;)

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61 Deeps @ Naughty Curry February 9, 2012 at 4:46 AM

looks so pretty, esp love the 2nd pic the vase is the exact same shade!! looks loaded with all things good & healthy
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62 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Deeps,
Thanks a lot sweetie :)

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63 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb February 9, 2012 at 6:37 AM

u r learning on manual? I thought all this time that u were clicking in manual, ur pictures look alwyas perfect. anyway… u ll prefer soon manual. u dont realy need a tripod, its of course of use (especially if u r klicking high def and night photos) but its not a must.

ripe bananas make it taste double better right? XD

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64 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Helene,
I am shooting in manual mode, but it’s a continuous learning process. The lens I am using is a macro 90mm lens and it does require a tripod to avoid shaky photos.

Very ripe bananas makes for a great smoothie any day ;)

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65 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 3, 2012 at 3:07 AM

ah I wish I could have a macro. have to buy one day.
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66 Glamorous Glutton February 9, 2012 at 6:48 AM

I have to admit I’ve never been very adventurous with my smoothies and not progressed much beyond banana and strawberry. This looks very interesting and I’d love to try a savoury smoothie. GG
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67 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 2:56 AM

GG,
This is not a savory smoothie by any means — you’d be surprised how sweet a very ripe bananas can truly be. Give this recipe a try and let me know how it tastes :)

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68 Glamorous Glutton February 9, 2012 at 6:50 AM

I forgot to say, congratulations on getting off auto on your camera. I bought my macro lens yesterday and trying to summon the courage to turn to manual. GG
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69 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:00 AM

GG,
Thanks sweetie — and congrats on your macro lens purchase. You’ll love it as soon as you turn the dial to manual. Have fun experimenting :)

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70 Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake February 9, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I’ve actually never had vegetable smoothies before. In my mind, smoothies are meant to be for fruits. My favourite is still mango with or without banana but seeing this recipe is making me re-think my smoothie drinking habits. I should try these healthier versions too! :D
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71 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Jenny,
Fruits can be loaded with natural sugars too — you’d be amazed how over-ripened bananas made this smoothie taste sweet. I bet you must have thought this as a savory smoothie, right? :D

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72 Katherine Martinelli February 9, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I hate kitchen failures! But this smoothie will certainly cure anything. It sounds so healthful and delicious! Your photos are just gorgeous Kiran! Seriously, you should be giving us photo tips :-) A tripod definitely helps!
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73 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Katherine,
Thanks sweetie — I am still in the learning process, but would love to share whatever tips I am using with everyone. Stay tuned for an upcoming post on food styling & photography in the near future :)

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74 Asmita February 9, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Looks super healthy. Flax seeds, avacado and kale. Wow, doesn’t get any better.
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75 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Asmita,
Thanks sweetie :)

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76 Ashley - Baker by Nature February 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

It’s like you read my mind and then went and made me the most gorgeously green smoothie i’ve set my eyes upon: you’re a doll! xx
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77 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Ashley,
Thanks sweetie — And you my dear, did the same with your delicious everyday chocolate cake recipe :) xoxo

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78 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} February 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I just love a good smoothie in the am! Nothing like a power breakfast to start your day! I love yours!! I’m not going to Fbf, wish I was!! I’m going to blogger Seattle, are you??!

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79 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Katie,
I am hoping to go to Seattle too — keeping my fingers crossed, and hope to meet you :)

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80 Shannon | Just As Delish February 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

love your photos and styling! very inspiring.. I just bought my first DSLR today, can’t wait to test out the new toy! I definitely need a tripod, cos it’s heavy for me.
How I wish there’s food blog workshops here in Malaysia.. sigh..
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81 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Shannon,
I wish we had workshops in Malaysia too — gotta hook up whenever I visit (which is soon, somewhere in May this year). Enjoy your new DSLR — it’s addictive :)

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82 Hannah February 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I’m pretty picky about my green smoothies, but this one looks so thick and rich, I bet it would meet my high standards! ;)
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83 Kiran February 12, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Hannah,
What are your smoothie standards? :)

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84 Sonali-The Foodie Physician February 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Beautiful styling and photography! My go-to smoothie recipe has mixed berries, bananas and yogurt. I love kale though and want to try this recipe.
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85 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Sonali,
Thanks dear — do try this recipe and let me know how it tastes :)

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86 Suchi February 9, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Wow the smoothie looks great…:-)
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87 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Suchi,
Thanks dear :)

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88 shutterbug February 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I love avocados. I have had this avocado smoothies before, but not with kale!

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89 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Shutterbug,
Avocados makes any smoothie deliciously creamy :)

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90 Cass @foodmyfriend February 9, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Super healthy huh! My Nana puts avocado into banana smoothies to thicken it rather than ice cream. I remember when my brother first found out. . he was pretty upset. This looks so beautiful, and super filling!
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91 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Cass,
Thanks sweetie — avocados makes for a very delicious & creamy smoothie. You don’t actually taste it, so I bet your brother weren’t all that mad with your Nana :)

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92 Nava Krishnan February 10, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Power packed smoothie and I will have it for breakfast to keep going throughout the day, healthy for sure.

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93 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Nava,
If you made it, do let me know how it tastes :)

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94 Rosa February 10, 2012 at 5:27 AM

An interesting smoothie! So healthy looking and sounding.

Cheers,

Rosa

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95 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Rosa,
Thanks sweetie :)

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96 Kristi Rimkus February 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I have to say this is a smoothie combination I’ve never seen before, but it sounds fantastic. The avocado would take it over the top for me. :)
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97 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Kristi,
Thanks dear — avocado’s are truly one of the best ingredients in smoothies :)

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98 Padhu February 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Sounds healthy .Nice pictures!
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99 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Padhu,
Thanks sweetie :)

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100 easyfoodsmith February 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Smoothie can’t get more delicious and healthy!
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101 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM

EasyFoodSmith,
Thanks dear :)

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102 carolinaheartstrings February 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM

That looks delicious! I love the color.
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103 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

CHS,
Thanks sweetie :)

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104 Magic of Spice February 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM

What a unique combination for a smoothie… absolutely love it!
Wish I could help with the photo stuff, but it would be more like “don’t follow me I’m lost”, lol. These shots are beautiful though :)

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105 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Magic of Spice,
Thank sweetie — photos are slightly blurry, but I am fine with that :D

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106 Deeba Rajpal (@vindee) February 10, 2012 at 9:25 PM

That is a gorgeous looking smoothie Kiran.. wow!
You are shooting everything in manual? Good for you!! Hope I get that fra one day too. Need patience {loads of it}. I wish I was attending the FBF too…sigh!
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107 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Deeba,
Thanks sweetie — shooting manual is SOOOO difficult, but practice makes perfect :) There should be more food events internationally though. Sigh.

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108 Charissa February 11, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Just discovered your site and I think I’m in love!
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109 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Charissa,
Hey there! Thanks sweetie, but I thought you’ve visited my blog before? :D

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110 Charissa February 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

…Maybe I have! But I didn’t add you to my reader so I forgot…girl, your recipes are amazing and you’re on my reader now!
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111 Kiran February 16, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Haha! Thanks so much Charissa :)

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112 Yummy Morsel February 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Kale…thats an interesting addition to the smoothie but makes any smoothie taste great.
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113 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Yummy Morsel,
You won’t be able to taste much of the kale, thanks to the banana :)

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114 Jennifer (Delicieux) February 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I love how thick your smoothie looks!! So healthy and comforting with it’s vibrant green hue.

I’m sorry to hear about your recipe failures. I hate it when that happens. It’s so frustrating and such a waste of ingredients. Hopefully you get your mojo back soon.
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115 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Jennifer,
Thanks sweetie — avocados does wonders in smoothies. Makes it so delicious and creamy :)

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116 vianney February 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM

WOW!! the flavors are wonderful..I would love to try this!!
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117 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Vianney,
Thanks sweetie — do try and let me know how it tastes :)

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118 Nami | Just One Cookbook February 13, 2012 at 4:51 AM

Wow so creative! I haven’t tried Kale yet. You made smoothie with avocado. That’s totally unheard of and I’m very intrigued. Super healthy drink!
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119 Kiran February 13, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Nami,
Thanks sweetie — kale and avocados are super health foods. You would hardly get a taste of it in this smoothie. Avocados makes it very creamy too. YUM :)

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120 Marta @ I love breakfasts! February 15, 2012 at 7:15 AM

I love your blog and recipes. I’ll try out this recipe for sure.
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121 Kiran February 16, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Dear Marta — Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for the compliments! Try this recipe and let me know how it tastes :)

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122 Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious February 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Oh Kiran, this looks SO delicious. And it’s EXTRA delicious as well. Beautiful pictures!
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123 Kiran February 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Yudith — thanks so much dear!!

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124 shanthi February 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Looks absolutely awesome and perfect

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125 Kiran February 27, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Shanthi — welcome to Recipebox and thanks for commenting :)

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126 Khurt L. Williams April 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I don’t think all those ingredients will blend in my blender. I want a vitamix.

The first time I shot in manual mode I was so proud of my self. Keep trying. I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it.
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127 beena September 23, 2012 at 3:21 AM

hey i simply love the pics … ur posts are so beautifully done.. i love the way u hve taken the pics… i am recent on the blog scene and m loving every bit of it… its so exciting to come across such vast blog community…. am so happy to visit beautiful blogs such as urs… lovely… do drop by…
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128 Ricey November 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I made this smoothie earlier this evening. I used the finest organically grown kale leaves and a perfectly ripened avocado. The banana was ok. I did not have chia seeds to add to the mix, but I didn’t think this would matter too much, as they were surely only intended as a garnish.

I give this smoothie 4/10

1 mark for the green, green colour scheme.
1 mark for the nutritional value of the product
1 mark for the rustic jar delivery method
1 mark for ease of digestion
Minus six marks for the taste, which was similar to the odour of freshly strimmed weeds on a beautiful summers day.

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129 Maria February 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I tried making this but I didn’t have almond milk… so I used regular milk. I’m sorry but it just didn’t work out for me… I like everything that went in the smoothie but it just didn’t taste good blended all together. I will try again when I have almond milk and see if that makes a difference. Thanks for the motivation to make something healthy though. My sink is also filled with dirty dishes and I decided to give this a try.

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130 Tessa March 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I made this smoothie for breakfast this morning and wasn’t a fan. It tasted way too green and the flavors just do not go together very well. It is very healthy, but I wouldn’t make it again.

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131 Khürt Williqms March 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Time to retrain your taste buds which are probably used to sugary treats.

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132 Laura July 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Was searching out smoothie recipes for my kids and this looks fabulous!
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133 Codie October 10, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I’m new to your site and this recipe has made me a fan! Thank you so much for this. I’m sipping on mine right now and it is DELICIOUS.

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134 Kiran October 10, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Codie — thank you so so much for trying the recipe. I’m so glad you are enjoying the sips!

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135 adam February 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Prior to lower my carb intake, I was doing a: kale, apple, celery, ginger smoothie.

Since I decided to lower carbs in my diet, I elected to remove the apple from my morning smoothie.

With that said, any ideas for a low carb green smoothie? I was debating on the following blend: kale, avocado, almond milk (unsweet), and ginger. Disgusting? Thoughts?

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