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Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale (the Holy Grail of Kale) and a Blender Girl Cookbook #Giveaway

Recipe: Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale

Summary: This sweet green kale smoothie by The Blender Girl is fashioned after one served at SunCafe, a Los Angeles raw restaurant.


  • ½ cup (120ml) water (or use coconut water)
  • ½ teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
  • ½ cup (70g) unsalted cashews, soaked
  • 1 cup (25g) torn curly green kale leaves (1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed, ripped into small pieces), plus more to taste
  • 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup (43g) chopped pitted dates, soaked, or 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) ice cubes (a bit less if using frozen bananas)
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger, plus more to taste (optional)


  1. Put all of the ingredients into the blender in the order listed and puree for about a minute, until smooth and creamy. Tweak flavors to taste (you may like a bit more kale, sweetener or ginger).

Quick notes

With a conventional blender, you’ll get the smoothest consistency if you use maple syrup or chop the dates finely before adding them to the blender.

Recipe sourceThe Blender Girl Cookbook on Shockingly Delicious [1]

“The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes,” by Tess Masters (2014; Ten Speed Press; $19.99).

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Gluten free, Raw
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

Cookbook Giveaway!

Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale / www.ShockinglyDelicious.com [2]

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Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce provided a copy of the book for me, and a copy of the book for the giveaway.