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

2 comments:

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.