Kale Smoothie

kale smoothieIf you are looking for a great energy boost in the mornings or at lunch, you have to try this kale smoothie recipe! I have to admit, I completely despise eating kale. I have tried a few different recipes and did not like any of them. I know kale is incredibly healthy, but even when I buy it at the grocery store I cringe at the thought of incorporating it into a meal each day it sits in my fridge. For me, kale is worse than broccoli! I know there are some people out there who love kale, even in the raw…but the only way I found I can incorporate it into my diet is smoothies. I created this delicious berry kale smoothie because it allows me to consume raw kale, which preserves the nutrients as opposed to cooking it. I can barely tell I am “eating” 1/2 cup raw kale in just one 8 oz smoothie. The yummy strawberries and raspberries hide the taste, and if you blend it well enough you barely notice a difference in texture too! I haven’t jumped on the “green smoothie” bandwagon yet, but maybe someday I’ll get there…What’s your favorite power smoothie to get you through your day?

School starts again in exactly 1 week, and I can’t say I am looking forward to it. Let’s just say, I have mixed feelings. I wish I could get the attitude back when I was a bright-eyed first year, but now entering my third year of pharmacy school I am starting to feel a little bit burnt out, anxious to start my career, and fearful of starting my rotations this spring.

Here is a picture of one of my favorite spots at Bryce Canyon during day 4 of our trip.

Day #4: Bryce Canyon {Natural Bridge}

natural bridge bryce canyon

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Kale Smoothie
 
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Type: Drink
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup frozen organic strawberries
  • ¼ cup frozen organic raspberries
  • 1 cup organic kale
Instructions
  1. Rinse and strain kale.
  2. Add all ingredients to a magic bullet cup or blender and blend well to desired texture.
Makes 16 oz (enough for two)

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    10 comments

    1. kitchenriffs says:

      Nice looking smoothie! Kale is a great addition. Although I love kale, so I don’t need a smoothie to entice me to eat it. I had a great kale salad at a restaurant the other night – they shredded the salad, then mixed it with the type of dressing/flavors you’d find in a Caesar Salad. Really good.

    2. Erin Allmann says:

      a) you are gorgeous. b) have you tried juicing kale? I have no idea if you have a juicer. But if you do, juicing is one of the only ways I can handle kale. mix it with apples or something else sweet and you can’t tell the difference. I should try this smoothie. Blenders are easier to clean..

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