Monday, December 6, 2010

Kale Smoothie Success!

I have always been a little scared of the "green" smoothie.  I guess I thought it would taste gross or that I wouldn't be able to get it right if I made it.  But while I was in Hawaii, I tried a kale smoothie at Sweet Home Waimanalo and it was delicious.  (I ended up having 3 of them before our trip was over!)

  I knew I wanted to try and recreate this smoothie after discovering how delicious a "green" smoothie is.  So, today was my first attempt at recreating the kale smoothie and I think it was a huge success.  Another bonus is that, with fruit being zero points on the new Weight Watchers plan, the smoothie is only 1 point....what a deal!  (Plus, I count it for 3 fruit/vegetable servings and 1 "milk" serving because it has a cup of almond milk in it.

Above is a picture of my kale smoothie.  I think the trick with the kale is chopping it up and pureeing it before the other ingredients go into the blender.

Here's the recipe:

Katy's Kale Smoothie
(Serves 1-2)

-2 large leaves of kale (de-stemmed and chopped up into small pieces)
-1 cup almond milk (I buy the unsweetened kind but you can use the non-dairy milk of your choice)
-1 banana (not frozen)
-1 large handful of frozen, chopped up peaches
-1 handful of frozen strawberries
-1 packet of Truvia
-1/4 cup water (optional)

In the blender, put in the chopped up kale and 1/2 cup of the almond milk.  Puree until there are no longer pieces of kale.  It should just be a green puree.  

Then add the banana and puree until smooth.  Next, add the frozen peaches and frozen strawberries, the other 1/2 cup of almond milk and the packet of Truvia or sweetener of your choice.  Blend until smooth.  I added 1/4 cup of water to the smoothie to make it a little less thick and to help it blend a little better.  This step is completely your call.  You may like your smoothies really thick, so you can omit the water.  

Test your smoothie out with a spoon and make sure it's sweet enough and there are no chunks of kale or fruit.  Now it's ready for you to drink!  Healthy and delicious....I love it! 


  1. That sounds delicious! I'm hoping to get a blender for Christmas, so I can start making these. :-)

  2. Try kale,blueberry,strawberry,protein powder,lowfat yogart,orange juice,and flax seed.
    The ultimate smoothie that you use for morning and lunch.