I’m no stranger to green smoothies, but I always make them with spinach. I’ve never tried using kale in my smoothies, but after seeing Brittany’s recipe for a green lemonade smoothie, I knew it was time to give it a go.
I was immediately intrigued when I saw that her recipe just required a blender since most beverage recipes I’ve seen that include kale require a juicer and I don’t have one.
I followed Brittany’s recipe exactly and while I thought it was good, I added half of an apple and the juice of the remaining half of a lemon I had on hand for a little extra oomph.
It was energizing and delicious and I will definitely make it again. I’d love to play around with other flavor combinations and think that adding ginger to Brittany’s recipe would be a fabulous addition as well.
On the side I had a microwavable quesadilla made with shredded cheese a whole wheat tortilla.
After lunch today, I spent some time reading.
I recently registered for AFAA’s group exercise certification and my exam is coming up soon. One of the trainers at my gym is lending me her text book from several years ago so I didn’t have to buy the new one and I’m hoping the older edition will suffice. If any of you out there have your group exercise certification through AFAA and have any words of wisdom to share, I’m all ears!
Of Possible Interest
- Total Body At-Home Medicine Ball Workout (WomensHealthMag.com)
- White Bean Egg Salad (LisaFine.org)
- Healthy and Portable Snack: Roasted Edamame (FitSugar.com)
Kelly @ pollennaturalenergy says
Never really like kale, but the smoothie in your photos look quite yummy. Would love to give it a try.
Haven’t tried kale smoothie ever, looks interesting.
Hi, please can someone give some advice on getting hold of kale in new zealand… impossible I’m sure! Do you have to go to a special store? Is there another name for it?
Del LoDuca says
Also called borecole. Here’s a site I found from NZ about kale. Enjoy!
Hi! First of all, big thank you! I started running last year when I started reading your blog, and you’ve been a great inspiration to me.
Also, I just wanted to let you know that before I got a juicer, I’d just use my blender and then run the mixture through a mesh strainer. You could try that if you have some other juice recipes you’re interested in. Although I have to say I use my juicer all the time, and it was well worth the money.
OMG, this looks so tasty!!!!
Kale in smoothies is absolutely the bomb!! Especially when combined with pineapple, Pineapple coconut water and mixed berries. Good with a mix of kale and spinach leaves. Just play around with different fruits. Kale is king as far as phytonutrients and studies show that kale raises your good cholesterol, among other thngs. I wont live without it ow….:)