Monday, June 4, 2012

Add a fresh mint leaf!

Or two to your morning kale smoothie - that's all - no recipe - no photo - just 'wooza' taste that says 'it's summer'!!

Where have I been? Garlic scapes are being harvested 3+ weeks earlier than last year, so we are harvesting like crazy and suddenly attending four local farmers markets during each week 3+ weeks earlier than we had planned on doing. And we are still trying to actually get our own garden planted!

So there is not much time for blogging, but there is still time to let you know of this little simple taste discovery I made this morning.

Ahhh - minty-fresh!

Where kale is more than decoration on my plate, for sure!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD


Unknown said...

Dear Diana,
I've just discovered your blog - as well as kale. I've had an interesting 2 weeks and would love your opinion. I'll be brief as possible: 4 weeks ago I started on a plant-based diet of which green smoothies was a prominent part. Every day - kale, spinach, cucumber, carrot, apple, banana. Every day for 2 weeks - and 2 to 3 glasses a day. Loved it. THEN, I got a very bad pain in my upper right abdomen. I had it for about 5 days before going to the doctor. She thought gallbladder. Had a few tests and an ultra sound... turns out my gallbladder is fine. I was referred to a GI doc but in the meantime, I started reading about green smoothies and decided to stop them. Within 4 days the pain was gone. I'm pretty much pain free and the GI doc didn't have any real answers. My plan is to wait a few more days then start back with the smoothies but in smaller quantities and with more greens rotation. Does this sound reasonable to you? Corrine in San Diego

Diana Dyer said...

I'm happy to see you exploring my blog. I cannot offer a professional opinion on your individual situation, but as you peruse throughout my various blog posts, you will see a recurring theme of variety, variety, variety, and moderation. Explore the recipes on my other blog at, too. They are all as healthy and delicious as can be!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your site. I am growing lacinato kale for the first time this year, and I am glad to have a source of recipes and freezing directions. I will try the mint, as I have that in my Indiana garden now, too.

Am loving kale chips and had my first smoothie with beets, carrots kale and OJ today.

Thanks again for your site,

Bloomington, IN