Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Recipe: Blackberry Kale Smoothie

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. 
love Jane 

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


jovaliquilts said...

Looks like a great smoothie recipe!
Just tried napini for the first time last week. I saw it at the farmer's market, bought it, and came home and googled it. You must know all about it, but I hadn't heard the term. This morning I asked the farmer. He said his napini were young kale blossoms, and when they cut the blossoms from broccoli, they call it broccolini (which I had heard of). They were really good -- I bought more today.

canvas prints said...

this looks so yummy. i will have to check it out.