Monday, April 23, 2012

Beginner (aka EASY) Delicious Kale Smoothie!

I bought a big bag of already chopped Kale at Trader Joes a couple weeks ago ($2), planning to make Kale chips but I just haven't had time. Then I saw something somewhere about green smoothies and I thought maybe I ought to give it a try! I read a bunch of recipes and decided to make my own based on what I thought sounded best and what I had in my kitchen at the time. And yes, that all arguably took just as long as simply making kale chips.....anywho....

Diana's Kale Smoothie

1 ripe banana
1 seedless peeled orange
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp real maple syrup (or agave)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce ( I used homemade)
2 cups kale (you can do stalk and all)

Blend WELL. Should be a beautiful green color with only tiny specks of the kale, not leafy pieces. Then add some crushed ice and blend again to make it the smoothie consistency you want.

Blender piled full and ready to go! I often add more kale once it's blended some and I can cram more in :)
Green goodness! You won't even know there is kale in it other than the green color. If you have it at my house you'll be fighting one freakishly strong 16 month old for your share!

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