Salty Tomato Kale Avocado Smoothie


September 5, 2011

This vegan alkaline savory green smoothie from is loaded with nutrients and is like liquid guacamole.

Salty Tomato Kale Avocado Smoothie

This salty tomato kale avocado smoothie tastes like liquid guacamole and is an alkaline avenger containing some of the top alkaline forming foods to bolster health.

Kale1 cup can be added to most smoothies without changing the flavor. Pair with tomato, avocado, coconut, chile, lime, lemon (juice and zest), and bell pepper in savory blends. Powerful phytonutrients in kale have antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties that are unleashed when the leaves are blended. Packed with calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, folate, fiber, and vitamins A, C, E, and K, this leafy legend boosts immunity, and promotes respiratory, heart, bone, and digestive health. Loaded with chlorophyll, kale is an alkalizing ace that combats inflammation and abnormal cell development.

Tomato – these red beauties neutralize acids, especially when eaten raw. Full of phytonutrients, beta-carotene, flavonoids, fiber, and vitamins A, C, E, and K, and potassium tomatoes provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support to the liver, kidneys, bones, blood, and heart, while purifying the blood, righting infections, flushing toxins from the liver and gallbladder, and regulating heart rate and blood pressure. Rich in lycopenes, tomatoes combat abnormal cell growth and regulate fat metabolism and cholesterol.  Tomatoes are one of my go-to ingredients for gazpacho-style smoothies.

Avocado – is low in carbs and loaded up with fabulous fats that tame toxins, balance acids, hormones and blood sugar, and help metabolize fats and regulate cholesterol. These buttery babes also lubricate the skin, tissues, and joints; and energize and support the adrenals. With an arsenal of antioxidants— vitamins A, C, E, and K and glutathione, as well as protein, fiber, alkalizing chlorophyll, potassium, B vitamins, and anti-inflammatory agents, avocado is a detox diva, and helps thicken a smoothie and deliver a creamy texture.

Cucumber – These diuretic dynamos loaded up with mineral-rich water flush out the kidneys, liver, and colon, while nourishing the cells and skin. Loaded with alkaline mineral buffers, cukes also deliver antioxidant flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamins C and K, and manganese to combat oxidation and build healthy blood. I prefer to use English cucumbers or mini Persian or Lebanese varieties as their skins are thinner and less bitter. Cucumbers add a hydrating component to smoothies and help temper high-sugar blends.

Limes – Chemically acidic, but alkaline-forming once digested past the stomach, limes balance pH levels in the lower digestive tract, while ascorbic acid fights free radicals. Bursting with antioxidant vitamin C, limes act like antibiotics for sweet immunity. Alkaline minerals and B vitamins boost fat-metabolizing enzymes in the liver, flush toxins from the blood, calm inflammation, build collagen, maintain healthy mucus membranes, and block abnormal cell development. Low in sugar with a tangy punch, limes are great additions to smoothies lifting the pungency of leafy greens, green powders, and the earthiness of beets and other root veggies.

Garlic – A immunity angel loaded with sulfur compounds like allicin, garlic fights free radicals like a bull in a china shop. Rich in vitamins and minerals, and essential enzymes, garlic bolsters the detox power of the lymph, liver, and colon to tame toxins. With natural antibiotic and antiviral properties, this vampire slayer kills yeast, fungus, intestinal worms, heavy metals, plaque, and mucus build-up for digestive, respiratory, and cardiovascular health. Loaded up with iron, garlic helps to purify and build the blood, too. Add 1 clove of garlic to add crazy-amazing flavor to savory smoothies.

Celtic Sea Salt – High-quality unprocessed Celtic sea salt contains about 60 alkaline minerals to replenish electrolytes, support adrenal, immune, and thyroid function, enhance digestion, and assist detox. I always add a pinch of salt to all of my smoothies to bring out the natural flavor of fruits and veggies and temper the acidifying impact of fruits. In savory smoothies, it’s essential.

Chile – The capsaicin found in peppers heats the body to boost metabolism, burn fat, and dial up detox. Loaded with antioxidants, chiles combat oxidation to boost immunity, as well. I use fresh green chiles, dried red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper in smoothies for medicinal mojo as well as amazing back-end flavor. As heat varies, start small and add to taste.

Wheatgrass Powder – Rich in alkalizing chlorophyll and protein (about 85 percent by weight), full of vitamins, minerals, live enzymes, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents, wheatgrass combats acids and flushes toxins for healthy blood and optimal cellular function. I boost smoothies with 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of freeze-dried powder which has a mild flavor that goes unnoticed in most blends.

All of these ingredients come together with a splash of Bragg liquid aminos for a dimensional blend that takes you on the flavorful journey that tickles the taste buds while it massages your belly. Vampires beware!

Be bold and give this salty tomato kale avocado smoothie a go.

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies book.

*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

Other Savory Smoothies

Spicy Avocado Carrot Tomato Smoothie
Savory Green Smoothie
Mango Salsa Green Smoothie
Savory Sun-Dried Tomato Smoothie
Spicy Tomato Smoothie

Let me know what you think of this salty tomato kale avocado smoothie in the comments!

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Salty Tomato Kale Avocado Smoothie

This vegan alkaline savory green smoothie from is loaded with nutrients and is like liquid guacamole.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) filtered water
  • 2 cups (360g) roughly chopped tomato
  • 1 English cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (25g) curly kale leaves
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 limes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Bragg liquid aminos
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

optional boosters:

Instructions

  1. Throw the water, tomato, and cucumber into the blender first, followed by the rest of the ingredients, including any boosters. Blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak salt to taste.

Recipe Notes

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 24

  1. it sounds so good. does that all fit into the vitamix? where do you buy the creamed coconut? I am wondering if you have ever seen cleaned coconut meat and water for sale, maybe frozen? thanks for all your wonderful ideas and recipes….

  2. Maritza
    This mixture does all fit in the Vitamix.
    I purchase the creamed coconut by the case online. It is a very affordable way to get pure coconut whenever you need it. Just google “Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut”.
    I have seen coconut meat for sale but it is very very expensive. If you don’t want to crack open coconuts (which is the most cost efffective way to get your meat and water) go to your local farmer’s market with some large jars of containers. Go to a stall that sells young coconuts for drinking and get them to empty the water into your containers and then crack them open for you. I have never had anybody refuse if you get them when they are not busy. Go home and scoop the meat out and freeze the meat and water for use later. I hope this helps 🙂

  3. This is literally like having a meal in a glass, I love it!!! SO unusual and takes some getting used to but it is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Hey K Cassidy, Katy, Claudia and Olive
    This smoothie is a bit different, so I wasn’t sure how people were going to respond to it.
    Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

    1. Mixing kale with fruit is a fantastic way to make kale smoothies palatable. If you mix it into this blend you will want to remove the salt and garlic.

  5. This is a salty smoothie, so you might not like the combination of the garlic and salt with the pineapple and banana. Perhaps leave out the tomatoes, garlic, salt and sprouts and add in the fruit of your choice to make this a sweet fruity smoothie 🙂

    1. Sorry!
      I am terrible about listing how many servings.
      My smoothie recipes serve 2.
      But I am a piggy and drink them all on my own!

  6. Love this website I’ve officially made it my go to for delicious shakes and recipes. I tried the Vegan cream of spinach soup yesterday and it was soo good. I am so excited and thank you for creating this website for people like me who are just learning about healthy and good food!

    1. Oh, thankyou for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. I really appreciate your kinds words of encouragement. It makes doing this all worthwhile. I am really glad you are enjoying the easy recipes.

    1. Hey! You really need the creamed coconut, fresh raw coconut, or try some unsweetened dried shredded coconut in this recipe to replicate the flavour I got with this. Coconut is WONDERFUL to add to smoothies for the great healthy oils and all of the caprylic and stearic acid that combats viruses, bacteria and fungus. But it doesn’t have the depth of flavour as the meat of the coconut.

  7. My breakfasts haven’t been the same since I found your savory smoothie recipes (in a good way, of course)! This one if one of my favorites. I posted about it and three other smoothies on my blog: http://imperfecthappiness.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/50-shades-of-green-savory-and-sweet-smoothie-roundup/

    I was wondering, though…finding decent avocados here in New England has been hit or miss. Is there a non-avocado replacement you can suggest for those days when I cut open my avocado, find the insides all brown and nasty, and stand there missing California?

    1. Thanks for your lovely post. I really appreciate you spreading the savoury green smoothie love!
      As far as avocados….some times they are there for flavour and to balance out the flavours. Other times they are useful to achieve a creamy texture. In these instances you can substitute a little bit of silken tofu or fresh raw coconut meat to the blend. This will, of course, change the personality of the smoothie, and you will need to tweak a little. But you can still manage. I hope this helps.
      Another thing:
      I always purchase my avos rock hard and allow them to ripen at home. I have a rotation at home.
      This helps the dimpled bruised disappointment. Avocados are so delicate and expensive, I don’t one to take a chance.

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