Hoorah! At last my long hoped for green smoothie breakthrough. For years now I have been in search for the very best tasting, best for you, easiest to make smoothie in the world. After lots of experimentation I narrowed it down to kale and pineapple. Problem: one of my key ingredients was intermittently failing. When I pick a fresh pineapple, the first thing I look for is the typical evidence of whitish mold on the bottom (yes, I am not one of the lucky ones with fresh fresh pineapple available, ie Hawaiians, etc.). Sometimes there just is no juicy sweet pineapple available and alas! I have moved to pineapple in a can! It is consistently sweet and comes with pineapple juice all of which gets dumped into the blender. One of the other very nice things: I don’t have to eat the pineapples within a few days, for fear of they’re going bad.
So here are the delicious ingredients to toss into your high-speed blender (I prefer k-tech’s blender, b/c it’s height fits under the cabinets):
20 oz. pineapple
1-2 tbl. flax seed
1 banana (optional)
1 bunch of lacinato kale, de-stemmed (or other kale, I find lacinato stores the longest)
water as needed to get it to whirl and come out as thick or watery as you like
It is Delicious!! Enjoy! This is the first green smoothie we’ve made that our 3 and a half year old will drink (that was part of my goal : )).