The Purple Green Smoothie
In an effort to try something different, and use up a bag of kale, we made smoothies.
Full disclosure, I’m not the biggest fan of green smoothies so … that’s the starting point for this adventure.
I used this recipe as it was suggested in the veggie box weekly email. http://www.homesteadmania.com/kale-blueberry-vanilla-smoothie/
I made enough for two large smoothies so it seemed like a lot of greens. I also tried to pull out any thicker stalks just to avoid any bitter flavors.
I also added banana for a thicker mix.
Fresh blueberries are not in season yet so I used frozen ones. Partially for cost and partially because I knew they would be nice for a cold drink. They quickly blended up and almost disguised the kale. Almost.
There’s no fooling a 9 year old boy. Plus, while it wasn’t terrible, it is no substitute for a real milkshake.
He tolerated it but I doubt he will be making any special requests to try that again.
All in all, it wasn’t that bad. Cold, refreshing, fairly guilt free. I can handle that. Next time, I might up the banana factor or add other fruits.
I definitely got my kale intake for the day so that’s good!