One of my favorite ways to use kale is in green smoothies. It seems like the perfect balance of sweet, earthy, and raw. And I feel so good after I drink them. You can see other greens I use in smoothies here in this post.
Tis the season for cranberries! I buy them in big huge bags this time of year and keep them in the freezer. I also happen to have some local blueberries in freezer from this past summer and always, always friends- frozen bananas for such smoothie occasions.
This recipe is simple and not overly sweet, slightly tart from the cranberries, and full of kale goodness.
a couple of large stems of kale (any kind will do)
a handful of frozen cranberries
a handful of frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
1 cup of milk (I used hemp- but rice, soy, oat, goat, or cow will do)
1/2 cup of water
Put the milk and water in the blender with the kale. Mix on high until slightly smooth. Slowly add your fruit and blend for another 2 minutes on high. The trick to having a creamy smoothie with no lumpy greens is blending it a long time!
This will serve 2 or 1 very generous portion.