I was talking to a friend on the phone the other day (a rare treat for a farmer after the growing season has started) when she told me about her kale smoothie recipe using blackberries. Wow, it sounded good! For some reason (not sure why) I have never made a kale smoothie with blackberries. I simply cannot wait for blackberry season to get here to make this so I will break down to actually buy some frozen blackberries (and some pre-chopped fresh pineapple - also a rare treat!) to make my own as soon as I can get to the grocery store. (which is not very often during growing season).
Here is the recipe plus a photo and my friend's comments!
Diana – John and I decided you must have 364 days of kale and were scraping the barrel to ask me for a recipe (lol)! But here it is:
2 cups chopped/torn kale leaves (without big stems),
I cup frozen blackberries,
4 chunks of fresh peeled pineapple,
water as desired
I usually eat this with a hard boiled egg, or you can add a handful of almonds to the other ingredients in the blender! It's non-dairy and has nothing in it to bother me :)
Thanks for always inspiring me to try harder.
I told Jane to send me her recipe plus a photo and I would post it up on my kale blog and make her more famous than she already is - haha. :) (and yes she is very well-known in her own little corner of the world!)
Thanks, Jane. Now you've inspired me!
Where kale is more than decoration on my plate, for sure!
Diana Dyer, MS, RD