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July 29th, 2013     |    Food

RaspberryKaleSmoothie

 

Yesterday my youngest (and tallest) brother, Mike, came to visit. He’s living in Phoenix now, so we don’t get to see him very often.

To celebrate, yesterday started with a mimosa brunch and ended at Headquarters Beercade. And after many of my favorite dishes (mac and cheese from Wilde, nachos from Terascas)… my body is craving something healthy this morning.

Enter, my raspberry and kale smoothie.

 

Raspberry & Kale Smoothie

  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 c of kale (I prefer the frozen kale at Trader Joes)
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 3 small glasses of water
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon chia seeds and/or flax

1. If you include the chia seeds, put the tablespoon of seeds in a small glass of water for a few minutes until they get their jelly-like exterior. Stir if needed.

2. Toss all ingredients in the blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.

3. Serve!

 

It’s fast, easy, and gives me a good dose of veggies and fruits right when I wake up. I’m also recently into the chia seeds as a great extra boost (awesome for the digestive track).

Got your own go-to smoothie? Feel free to share your recipe with me in the comments!

  • Kelsey Hazlewood

    I normally do 1 banana, 1 cup of frozen mixed fruit (tropical blend from Costco), 1 cup of baby spinach and almond milk until it’s the right consistency! If I have them, I also will put in chia and/or flax. The chia helps me stay full longer.

  • My go-to smoothie has almond milk, blackberries, peaches, and a banana. Mmm!

  • Kylie Bellard

    Ooh! Yum! I’ve never tried almond butter in a smoothie, but I’m a *wee* bit obsessed with it, so that is gonna have to happen, and soon!

  • Looks yummy!

  • It is! You should try it if it sounds like something you might like. : )

  • Nice! We have frozen mangoes for Mr. Lively’s smoothies, too!

    I like the idea of using honey, too! Thanks!

  • Yes, I think it adds a good extra bit to really last me through the morning. I hope you like it!

  • Nice! That sounds delicious.

  • Very nice! I think I should try some spinach in mine too, I prefer spinach cooked rather than raw – so this could squeeze it in my diet without having to taste it!

  • My favorite is ice, banana, almond butter, almond milk (sometimes I use the chocolate variety) and chia seeds. I’m allergic to dairy and it makes the most delicious shake that makes me feel like I’m not missing out. My favorite time to indulge is after an intense workout.

    I will definitely try yours as well! I didn’t realize Trader Joe’s carries frozen kale but that makes it easier to keep on hand for smoothie-making.

  • Yum! That does sounds good, almost like a milkshake!

  • Krista

    Sounds delicious! I love new smoothie recipes! Frozen kale is such a good idea! Definitely will be making this!

  • Nice! I hope you like it, Krista!

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  • Great recipe. I substitute greek yogurt for the almond butter and it turns out great.

  • Nice! Thanks for the tip.

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