Do you ever just crave kale? No, I don't, either. I know it's good for me, and I feel saintly when I tuck a portion of dark leafy greens into my breakfast, but I'm not a kale fanatic. I like it, but I don't crave it. So, for someone like me, a smoothie is the perfect vehicle for adding a serving of kale to my diet. Hide it behind something I love, like avocado, and toss in a few raisins to make it just sweet enough (you can add agave to taste, if you like your breakfast even sweeter). A smoothie meets all the requirements for breakfast on a busy day: you can make one in minutes, and eat it on the run. Don't forget to polish your halo before you run out the door.
Kale avocado smoothie
Makes 1 smoothie.
1/2 cup baby kale leaves
1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tbsp golden raisins
Agave nectar (optional), to taste
3-4 ice cubes
In the work bowl of a blender, layer the kale, avocado, yogurt, lime juice and raisins. Process until smooth; if needed, add 1 tablespoon of water.
Add 3-4 ice cubes, and process again until smooth.
Taste, and adjust with a small bit of agave nectar, if you wish.
Serve very cold.
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Lime, yoghurt and olive oil cake, from Souvlaki For The Soul
Yogurt muffins with lime glaze, from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Fish tacos with yogurt lime sauce, from Healthy. Delicious.
Simple peach tart with yogurt and lime, from Brooklyn Supper
Vanilla lime smoothie, from How Sweet It Is
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