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by Liz Revilla
Vertex Education Ambassador, Nutrition

Prepared by Rima Manomaitis

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon creamy almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on medium-low speed, using the tamper as necessary, until well combined.
  • Increase speed to medium-high and blend until very smooth.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Servings: 1 serving (2 cups)
Calories: 415
Protein: 35 grams
Carbohydrates: 40 grams
Fat: 15 grams

CALORIE CONSIDERATIONS

  • To INCREASE calories: Increase almond butter to 2 Tbsp (+105 calories per serving).
  • To DECREASE calories: Omit almond butter (-105 calories per serving).

TO MAKE THIS GLUTEN FREE:

This recipe is already gluten free.

Did you know….

Kiwi fruit was named for its resemblance to the kiwi bird from New Zealand? The kiwi bird has a round body with brown feathers.
Kiwi contains many important nutrients? Try kiwi for a great source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium and folate?
Among health and beauty junkies, kiwi fruits are popular ingredients in DIY face masks? Kiwis are rich in alpha hydroxy fruit acids, which are ideal for exfoliating, nourishing and anti-aging.
The small black seeds found in kiwi fruits are edible, and they are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids? Some people choose to eat the whole fruit, skin and all, for added nutrients.

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