Gettin' fresh … in Northern Nevada

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!

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2 responses

  1. We recently went the smoothie route to use our kale. The first round was also using cucumber and pears with greek yogurt and honey. Not terrible; cucumber does come through. The teenager at home then added peanut butter, which did make it taste less “green”.

    Definitely would have added the berries if I had them!

    June 4, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    • The berries were pretty mandatory at my house but they did not come in the veggie box. Not in season at all anywhere near me, which is a bummer.

      June 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

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