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.