From the Farm: Recipes
Pineapple, Avocado and Kale Smoothie
FOUND IN: on March 23, 2013
Having some clean, prepped greens and fresh fruit in the fridge makes creating a delicious smoothie so much easier. This is one of my go-to quick breakfasts for busy mornings. What better way to get some vegetables into your morning routine? This was a recent favorite:
- 1 cup coconut water (substitute milk, water, or fruit juice as you prefer)
- 1 cup fresh, cleaned kale
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 scoop protein powder
- a handful of ice, or as needed
Put the coconut water and kale into the blender and begin to process. Add the cut up pineapple, the avocado and the protein powder. Continue to blend until totally smooth. Add ice as needed to create the consistency you prefer.
Note: Smoothies are a great way to sneak some greens into your kids. If they are suspicious of the green color, add a handful of blueberries or raspberries and turn it a dark purple. I buy frozen berries, whenever I see them on sale, and keep them for smoothies. With frozen items, you may not need any ice at all.
Add 1/2 cup yogurt to any smoothie, for added nutrition.
Other tips: freeze peeled bananas when they get too ripe and use them in smoothies. Add 1 tbsp flaxseed to any smoothie. A tbsp of almond butter can add some protein without the powder. Any cleaned greens can be used to add nutrients and bulk to your smoothies. Strong flavored ones, like mustard or chicory are better in more savory concoctions with other vegetables. Mix it up and use what's in season!