The goal was to create the most simple way to add more daily greens, and after months of daily experimentation here’s the find.
Most often this smoothie sees zero great additions like Udo’s oil, bananas, apples, kiwi, etc. It has just three ingredients (water, pinapple, kale). To adjust to taste add sweetness by adding fruit (an apple works well for this). A very ripe pineapple will keep it sweet. However I am not such a sweet fan and I even add lemon juice sometimes for zing.
Add to blender:
1.5 cups of water
half a pineapple
roughtly 2 cups of kale
Put the pineapple in first, then the kale, then you should be able to press the pulse button on and off without having to lift the lid or push it down with any tools. After pulsing a bit, just blend away. It is very nice not to have to mess with any tools, instead just pressing buttons.
Buy pineapple without mold spots on the bottom and kale with the long straight leaves live much longer in the fridge then the curly leaves (the curly leaves have more surface area to dry out).
A K-tech (Blendtec) Blender is a great thing. After burning out previous cheaper blender motors, this one has stood the test of time and is extremely easy to clean (the pitcher and the lid) and fits under the kitchen cabinets.
This smoothie fills you up with a bank of live enzymes, is quite filling and a gorgeous green. It’s easy to drink while you run around getting ready to go somewhere.