After making a green smoothie every morning for weeks now in my K-tech, I finally found a recipe worth documenting, I thought this one was especially tasty. Still waiting for Green for Life to arrive in the mail.
In a high speed blender (I don’t know if a regular blender will really blend the kale smooth, I have seen a smaller, even cheap blender have success with a spinach soup so who knows), mix the following:
1 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cups pineapple
4 cups of kale
My impression so far is that the goal of a green smoothie is to increase your green intake and not gross you out. If you don’t put enough fruit in there you may succeed in grossing yourself out. Another problem I have found is smoothies that gel, ugh. I think that is a two mango spinach product that gels, ugh. I also really just don’t like spinach as much as kale in a smoothie. I can add a lot more kale and still like it than I can spinach. Parsley and mint are fun and tasty greens to add. You can toss in an entire bunch of parsley with any fruit. We have liked apples, pears, pineapple, mango. Oranges get a little too sweet…if you need it sweeter, adding agave nectar is a nice option. The ripeness of the fruit you are using has a huge affect on the outcome.
Two really cool things about smoothies, they are very fast to make and clean up after and you can drink them while running around getting ready in the morning.
Do you have a tasty simple (I am keeping them simple for right now) green smoothie recipe?