Sunday, October 26, 2014

Recipe: Strawberry-Kale Smoothie

I recently learned a new smoothie recipe and it's simple and delicious. I'm sure you'll like it too. Kids will love it too as my son did when he had a taste of it. He even asked for seconds.

This fruit smoothie is very healthy as it contains fruits, yogurt, flax seeds, and kale. I have never eaten kale in raw form, but I thought it was interesting. We can't really tell it's there. This is a great energy booster and will keep you full for a while. You can save your money by making your own. I bought fresh strawberries, washed them, sliced them, and froze them. It's cheaper than buy the already-frozen fruits.

Thanks to the ladies from Hunger Actions for the cooking demos and assistance. It was fun as always.

Strawberry-Kale Smoothie
Prep Time: 5mins
Servings 2


1 cup chopped fresh kale, stems removed
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 ripe banana
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup crushed ice

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend together. Add more ice if too thin or add more milk if too thick.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses to serve.

This makes a great drink for kids to have during snack time instead of juice boxes because it is more filling. You can also "hide" other nutritious ingredients that your kids may not like to eat by blending it inside the smoothie. They'll never know!

For example:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Berries
  • Other fruits and vegetables

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