Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kale Spinach & Pear Smoothie


I know, that sounds gross, right!? It is SO GOOD. Even my 1-year-old and 2 1/2-year-old are diggin' it. I am not a salad lover, so anything to get me to eat green leaves is a plus! And it's dairy-free!

Ingredients:

1 heaping cup chopped kale leaves

1 heaping cup spinach leaves (I actually didn't have Kale or Spinach on hand today, but did have dark green lettuce so I used about 1 1/2 cups of it and it was delicious both ways!)

1 frozen banana

1 1/2 cups cold almond milk (I used Coconut Milk because that's my preference)

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 pear (I used the whole pear and it was scrumptious)

Directions:
Remove kale leaves from their rough center stalk and coarsely chop.

In a blender, combine kale spinach and almond milk.

Blend until no big kale bits remain.

Stop blender and add banana honey and pear.

Blend until smooth.

*I also added 1/2 cup oats from another smoothie I've been making lately. It kept us full a little longer!


Adapted from: http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2011/01/kale-spinach-and-pear-smoothie/

2 comments:

Julie said...

I like spinach/banana/blueberry smoothies and would love to add kale to our diet...also, love Joy the Baker...she has great recipes!

Life with Kaishon said...

It is a very pretty green! That is for sure : )