Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kale Shake

Now for a little something different...

This morning I made myself a kale and berry smoothie and it was actually good! It definitely has a leafy taste to it but I don't mind that. My boyfriend and friend were both skeptical and though the color is not intriguing at all it is definitely something I can see myself drinking daily.

The ingredients:

2 cups packed kale
1.5 cups water
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 whole banana
1 scoop protein powder
A handful of chia seeds

Start by blending down the kale with the water. Then add everything else and blend until smooth and an ugly brownish color. Drink up and feel good for being healthy.

I found several recipes on the internet but changed several around to make my own concoction. I had chia seeds on hand so I thought they would be a bonus powerhouse ingredient. Also I love the texture they add. Several of the recipes want you to add way way more kale than the two cups but I thought that would be pushing it on my first try. I may add more as time goes by.

Now go make yourself a yummy smoothie!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I've made these in the past. Only variation is using yogurt instead of protein powder (but to the same end) and minus the seeds. It is a good smoothie but people tend to contort their faces when I describe it to them.