Have you wanted to try some of those interesting- looking green food smoothies that you are starting to see all over the place?
Well, believe it or not, we just tried one for the first time TODAY, thanks to poking around on the Vita-mix website. I was looking to see what new fruit smoothies they were talking about, and there it was…. a glass of bright green Raw food smoothie… We just had to check it out.
I have seen all kinds of stuff about Kale being soooo good for you. All the vitamins etc… One of our friends even made “Kale chips” in the oven and said they were great. But when I saw this recipe, I knew I was ready to give Kale a try.
Kale & Pear Smoothie (Adapted from the Vita-mix website)
What you need:
- 1 Cup green grapes (we used red grapes from Trader Joe’s)
- 1/2 pear
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup Kale (we used those pre-washed greens from Trader Joe’s)
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1 Cup ice cubes (they suggest two cups, but we were OK with only 1 cup)
Blend all these ingredients in the Vita-mix for 1-2 minutes. Simple and easy!
So you can see how thick and green this smoothie was…. sorta cool and yet a funny color for food, right?
But what you don’t see is how Delicious/ Yummy/ Fantastic this drink really was. WOW we were sooo impressed!
All you really could taste was the fruit- and surprisingly to me, the pear (yep- that 1/2 pear ). We were amazed that that mixture of fruits and kale was so sweet and good.
So if you are looking for a “cool” way to enjoy your veggies during the hot days of summer, we suggest that you try this recipe.
Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment at the end of this post- What is your favorite smoothie recipe??
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