Green Kale Smoothie

2012 was the year I discovered kale.  I have a kale salad that I love, but have been looking for other ways to incorporate kale in to my every day life.

Enter the smoothie.

What you will love about this smoothie is that it is light, slightly sweet and refreshing.   There is a only hint of kale flavor.  If you like sweet drinks, you will like this.   I had an appointment at 11:00 a.m. one day and knew I would be gone through lunch.  I had this smoothie at 10:15 a.m. prior to leaving for my appointment and I was fine until 1:00 p.m. when I had  lunch.  I was not hungry at all.

This is a simple way to incorporate veggies and fruit into your diet with this satisfying drink.

Green Kale Smoothie/24 Carrot Kitchen

Adding ground flaxseed adds omega 3s to your diet.  Feel free to  add additional ingredients to your taste.  For example,  I have made this smoothie adding a small piece of fresh ginger and it came out great.  I  use organic Lacinato kale.  The original recipe is enough for two servings and I have adjusted the ingredients to my taste and for one serving.  I prefer to make this and consume right away.  It seems that when it “sits” the flavors become more intense and I prefer a lighter taste.

Green Kale Smoothie/24 Carrot Kitchen

 

Ingredients:

1 ripe medium banana

1 ripe pear or apple, peeled and chopped

1 cup kale, remove stems and chop

1/2 cup cold orange juice

1/2 cup cold water

6 ice cubes

1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, about a minute or so.  I like to puree until there is a frothy foam at the top.

This would make a refreshing drink before or after a workout.

Green Kale Smoothie/24 Carrot Kitchen

 

Green Kale Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
A light, refreshing smoothie drink which would be great for breakfast, snack, before or after a workout.
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe medium banana
  • 1 ripe pear or apple, peeled if desired, and chopped
  • 1½ cups chopped kale leaves, stems removed
  • ½ cup cold orange juice (fresh or bottled)
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 small (1 inch) piece of fresh ginger (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, approximately one minute.

 

Enjoy!  Here’s to a great 2013 and eating more kale!

 

 

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  1. […] We are at “peak” now for foliage and it has been such a beautiful fall, we can’t complain.   I want to savor the last bit of warm weather before the inevitable cold and snow.  Sitting in the sun sipping this pineapple smoothie is amazing.  Like smoothies?   Me too!  Some others to try: Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie, Strawberry Smoothie, Green Keen Smoothie (which has spinach), or a Green Kale Smoothie. […]

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