Green smoothies are everywhere. I’ve tried before and just couldn’t do it. What was really frustrating was that I love kale. With an abundance of Vitamins A, C and K along with B-Complex Vitamins and minerals, kale is one of the most nutritious dark green leafy vegetables. So, I kept trying with different fruits and proportions until I found what works for me. For the Kale and Berries Smoothie I use about 2 cups total of kale and spinach and 1/2 cup each of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. I add 1/2 cup of crushed ice and 1/2 cup cold water and hit the smoothie setting on my blender. For the Pineapple and Kiwi smoothie, I again start with about 2 cups of kale and spinach and then I add 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks, 1 kiwi and 1 cup cold water. For the most part, I don’t bother measuring anything except the water. So good (and so good for you!).
Need inspiration for this 1st week of school? Here is what I have been making: Veggie Platter (Roasted Asparagus, Yellow Cauliflower & Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Zucchini with Peppers and Avocado Salad), Creamy Cashew Kale & Chickpeas, Butternut Squash Soup, Black Beans with Brown Rice and Rainbow Chard.