Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Green Energy Smoothies - Drink your Vitamins

Drink your vitamins !

(recipe  from Shutterbean)
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup kale leaves, chopped with center stalk & stem removed
  • 1/2 Bosc pear, chopped
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates, coarsely chopped
Combine orange juice & kale in a blender and blend until there are no recognizable kale bits. It should be completely smooth. Add the banana, pear & chopped dates to the blender. Puree until smooth, scraping the sides down if needed. Divide between two 12 oz. glasses and serve.

Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie (recipe Joy the Baker)

1 heaping cup spinach leaves
1 heaping cup chopped kale leaves
1/2 pear
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups cold almond milk (or soy milk or orange juice)
1 tablespoon honey
Remove kale leaves from their rough center stalk and coarsely chop.  In a blender, combine kale spinach and almond milk.  Blend until no big kale bits remain.  Stop blender and add banana honey and pear.  Blend until smooth.  Enjoy immediately.

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