Green Smoothies…green with kale, green with spinach, green with arugula, green for Spring, green with goodness…8 days a week is not enough to show I care.
This all started with my good friend and co-worker Brad Hunter. I worked on a project with him that I call “all things Kale” for HGTV Home Plants website. Check out the “original Food on Fifth” kale smoothie at their site.
This project consisted of creating simple doable recipes using Kale & honey, Tru Bee Honey to be exact. Kale salad dressing, uber healthy salads with chopped kale…one thing led to another until lastly I made a simple kale smoothie. That was a couple of months ago and every morning since we, over here at Food on Fifth, have a “variation on Brad’s kale smoothie”. I toss in bananas or blueberries or plums, pineapple, mango, pears, protein powder and organic apple juice, honey, whatever we have on hand.
“Eight Days A Week” of Kale Smoothies, I love you, yes you know it’s true!
I am not sure if it is true, but I feel lighter, definitely healthier and generally have an added sense of well-being. We have one for breakfast every day…sometimes this is what I have for lunch. Thanks Brad! No real recipe is needed but here in a little list to get you started.
Kale Smoothies, Eight Days a Week
Buy some kale…….
Put a generous handful of any kale in a blender with some apple juice…..
Add any of your favorite fruits, some honey if you like and protein powder. I add a few cubes of ice and blend until smooth.
Fruits I have used this week: pineapple chunks, blueberries, bananas, pears, plums, apples and oranges. Endless summer possibilities await…Drink your Greens y’all.
20 thoughts on ““8 Days a Week / Kale Smoothies””
Do you remove the stems from the kale before blending? Just curious, as kale sometimes gives our smoothies a weird texture. Thanks!
You know I do not, but I mostly try to use baby kale. If I am using the larger kales then I do cut or break off the toughest part of the stems before blending.
Thanks for the response! Will try baby kale too!
These super healthy and virtuous smoothies are making me feel so guilty I posted the Peeps dish! Kale smoothie TOMORROW Teresa!
Johanne we all need a Peep every now and then…no guilt allowed. It’s not like you eat them every day…..do you! ha, ha. Thanks.
yummy…..my favorite is kale, spinach, blueberries, 1/2 banana & almonds…..love the nutri bullet!!!
Okay we will make your version in a couple of weeks when you come to Nashville! Looking forward to seeing you.
love it!!! I feel healthier vicariously!
You look healthier vicariously!
Gosh, what inspired you to write with kale juice?
Wow – so good, try kale pesto as well (recipe on my blog) it feels a little heartier than a smoothie but you still get the goodness kick!
Thanks for stopping by. I have made Kale Pesto as well on one of my posts, but will go over to check out your recipe that is no doubt yummy.
Thanks Teresa – let me know how it goes….
this is something that grandson Zachary has been crazy about since he was a year old. I couldn’t imagine a wee one loving a kale smoothie. He gets very excited when the blender comes out–he calls it Juice!
Well that Zachary is one smart lad…starting out on the right culinary foot! I share his excitement!
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Kale smoothies are so nutritious and GREAT for you system. LOVE //
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Love it!! I make them at home sometimes too. But I heard its not good to eat kale everyday of the week?
I’ve been living in green smoothie land lately. Are you still making yours?