Posted by: Lauren | April 23, 2013

Kale Matcha Smoothies

Since getting a new blender, I have been trying out a whole bunch of smoothie recipes. I have finally found my favourite type of smoothie – and it is green! The thought of putting kale in your drink may sound gross, but the kale picks up the flavour of whatever you blend it with, leaving the healthy benefits of kale along with the flavour of your choice.

My smoothies have looked like this:

– kale (about two leaves, the stems get thrown in too and blend nicely)
– matcha (about a teaspoon)
– greek yogurt (about 1/4 cup – optional)
– juice (any fruit juice will do, it helps cut the flavour of the kale – also optional depending on how liquidy you like your smoothie)
– fruit – I have tried pear, pineapple, navel orange, blood orange, strawberries and blueberries. Pineapple is my favourite, followed closely by pear – the sweetness of the fruits stand up wonderfully next to the kale

I’m clearly not following a rigid recipe here to create my green power smoothies, but I definitely recommend trying your own version of a kale smoothie! I have also tried spinach, which I did not care for, I find it is much too powerful in taste for a beverage.

Let me know if you discover a good combination! Happy blending!

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Responses

  1. I don’t like spinach in my smoothies either! Too … spinachy. Loving the idea of using pineapple though, nice and bright and summery tasting, perfect now that it’s finally getting warmer. Finally! 🙂

    • A delayed response… but, yes, much too spinachy – kale is WAY better. And yay for spring! Finally! 🙂


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