Smoothie Making 101

20140112-112658.jpg Santa brought me a new blender this year - so it's time to rethink smoothies and add some green too!

I started with some of our fav flavors, blueberry, pineapple & banana. For the kid smoothie I only added a touch of kale, for the adults we had almost 2 cups of torn kale leaves (don't forget to compost your kale stocks!) The adult smoothies also had greek yogurt & almond milk. My son's smoothie had juice & regular yogurt.



When making smoothies with kale leaves, you have to use a high power blender. Kale leaves are very high in fiber - which is good - but I'm not into chewing my smoothie, so make sure your blender can handle kale before adding it into your smoothie. In a pinch with a less powerful blender, I've added pre-made green smoothie to my mix to get the green benefits.


Basic Green Hulk Smoothie: 1 banana 2 cups kale 1/2 cup of greek yogurt (optional) 1 cup of almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened) 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

Method: Blitz away in your blender until desired consistency. Taste for sweetness. Store leftovers in an air tight container for breakfast tomorrow!