There are many different ways and weight loss plans that have been designed to assist both men and women with losing significant amounts of weight. However, it is important to note that not all weight loss diet plans are the same. This is especially true since some diets are much more effective than others. One weight loss diet regimen, in particular, involves losing significant amounts of weight with a nutritious meal replacement shake. Fortunately, there are many different types of meal replacement shake recipes that people can pick and choose from if they want to drop a few extra pounds. Some of which include carefully selected ingredients that contain nutritious and tasty vegetables like kale.
With this in mind, here are some meal replacement shake recipes that will help you simply love, specifically those that are made with kale.
First of all, kale can be described a leaf cabbage that can be found in a certain species of vegetable plants. This species is currently known by the name Brassica oleracea. This cabbage has either green or purple leaves. So, it is relatively easy to identify when found. It is also on the list of the healthiest foods because it has a long list of vitamins and minerals contained it. Here is a short list of the vitamins and minerals that this leafy vegetable has stored inside of its overall makeup.
- Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, E •Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, Protein
- Magnesium, Folate, Phosphorus, Iron
45 different flavonoids, packed with antioxidants, and full of fiber
As referenced above, this is just a few of the more commonly known vitamins and minerals that kale contains since this vegetable has over 45 different flavonoids, its full of fiber and is packed with anti-oxidants. So, this very nutritious vegetable is definitely on the list of superfoods that people can eat on a regular basis. Therefore, if you want to drink kale in a shake to replace a meal, here are 3 delicious meal replacement shake recipes that will help you with creating a love for the taste of this nutritious vegetable.
#1 – Kale, Pineapple, and Almond-Milk Shakes
- 1 cup of kale (packed or chopped)
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 banana
- ½ cup fresh pineapple (diced)
- ½ cup pineapple juice
The ingredients in this recipe will help to mask the bitter taste of kale. With the added sweet flavors of pineapple and bananas, it becomes a sweet healthy tasting treat. It is great for people who want the nutrition with a taste that they can actually forward to any time in the morning, afternoon and even late hours of the night.
#2 – Pistachio Ice Cream Kale Green Shakes
- 1 cup kale leaves (chopped)
- 3 tbsp. agave nectar OR raw dates (pitted, chopped)
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups of ice
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 typ vanilla extract
- ¼ cup milk substitute OR filtered water
- ½ tsp ginger (finely minced)
- ½ cup pistachios, hazelnuts, and/or raw cashews
If you like the flavor pistachio, you may just love this recipe as one of your favorites. With pistachio ice cream as one of the main flavors, you can replace a meal or you drink it as the main dessert. Either way, if you are learning to love having a meal replacement shake and you are a pistachio lover, here is an excellent option for you.
#3 – Kale and Apple Green Recipe
- 1 tbsp. ground flax seed⅔ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 3/4 cup ice
- Agave nectar (to taste)
- 1 stalk of celery (diced)
- 1 ½ cups kale (chopped, packed)
- ½ Gala apple (cut into chunks)
If you love the flavor apple, you will like the blend of kale together. This is also a vegan recipe that provides a subtle sweetness that teases the taste buds.
Because kale is packed with so many different vitamins and minerals, it is one of the all-time superfoods. Therefore, adding kale to the ingredients of an easy to drink shake, is simply perfect for those that want and need the nutrition that it provides. Though kale itself may be bitter to some people, the blends in these recipes can help to mask this taste, while also giving those who drink these shakes an overall great flavorful experience each time that they decide that they really want to lose weight.