I know the color…well, it’s a little green. Kale is good for you though! Even my skeptical husband drank this, and proclaimed it to be “really good”. I drink smoothies every.single.day. This results in lots of experimentation, and, yes, some are less successful than others. The tropical flavors and punch of healthful ingredients have made this a favorite. I have been keeping kale in the freezer for smoothies and find that 1 banana to 1/2 cup lightly packed up of kale is a good ratio (meaning you don’t taste the kale!). I like adding a bit of extra virgin coconut oil for the flavor and the smooth texture.
Tropical Kale Smoothie
Serves at least 2
1 cup kale, stem removed
1 cup almond , coconut or regular milk
1 tbsp organic extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
6 ice cubes
Blend until all of the kale leaves are completely smooth, add additional water if needed to blend.
In other news, we may have homegrown apples this year! At least I am hoping these blossoms mean our Cortland tree will bear fruit. It is only its second year in our yard. Even if we aren’t at our house to eat them in the fall, it is still pretty exciting.