It is beginning to feel like spring which to me, means lots of fresh strawberries. I seem to eat them daily during this time of year. One of my favorite more treats is a berry kale smoothie. It is just as easy to jump out of bed blend together a smoothie as it is to brew a cup of coffee.
This has been my regular go-to smoothie. It has kale in it.
But, you can't taste it. It blends up nicely and just adds a bit of texture. I once read that the kale acts as a little scrubber in your intestine to get all of the gunk out of the cracks and crevices. For some reason, I like that idea that the kale is really cleaning out my insides.
I have been making it for the kids and they are drinking it. I don't try to hide the fact that there are veggies in here--and they get a kick out of drinking a kale smoothie--that tastes wonderful.
It feels kind of silly to even include a recipe for this--it is so simple and can be adapted in many ways--but just in case you aren't sure how to start, here is my version:
Fruit and Kale Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana
- handful of frozen blueberries or strawberries
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ cup water
- 2 leaves of kale ribbed and torn into pieces
- agave nectar optional
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If your blender is having a tough time, add a little more water or almond milk. Give it a taste and add a bit of agave nectar if you feel it needs a bit more sweetness.