Blueberry Kale Smoothie
There are a bunch of kids over here today, enjoying the warm spring weather of the first glorious Saturday of spring break. They are red cheeked and sweating – also dirty. I offered them a snack of a blueberry smoothie and 5 out of 6 kids accepted without hesitation – so I guess “blueberry smoothie” sounds good to kids. Four out of 5 kids then came back asking for seconds, so I take that to mean they liked it – GOOD!!! I did not tell them it had kale – just that it was a blueberry smoothie. None of them had any negative comments about taste or appearance, even though I could see a tiny green speck here and there. The blueberry is very dark, so that helps to disguise the kale bits. This smoothie is packed with healthful fruits and veggies – both blueberries and kale are “superfoods.” I am currently on the outs with my blender, so I made this in the food processor and it was really easy.
This smoothie got us started on a smoothie kick – I posted the three best smoothies of the week as “Smoothie Madness” – here is day 2 Green Pina Colada Smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day and day 3 Strawberry Banana and Beet Green Smoothie. Enjoy!
1/2 c greek yogurt (I used plain chobani)
1 c frozen blueberries
1/2 a small bundle of kale – about 6-7 leaves, no stem
2 t honey
1/4 c water
Dump it in, mix it till it is smooth and kale disappears. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula, blend again to incorporate, then dish out into glasses for the kiddos.
That amount made one round for 4 kids (maybe 2-2 1/2 cups total?) – I had to do a second batch to have enough for myself and the fifth kid plus seconds for those who wanted it.
Enjoy! Maybe this will even be a way for you to eat your kale!