After a belly full of inSANEity over Thanksgiving, America really needs a new *SANE green smoothie.
It’s true that it took me a while to get on board the green smoothie train, but now I have, I’m going all the way. I even surprised myself with this one – kale. KALE. I have never purchased kale. Ever. I’ve eaten it a couple times when other people have served it up, but when I see it at the store it just doesn’t make me think, “Oooooh! How delicious! I want kale and I want it now!” Much like spinach, I do not enjoy eating cooked kale. AT ALL. However, because I am deeply concerned for your dietary welfare, and because I like to keep the Bailornator happy, I needed to find a means to insert kale into your world in a way that is palatable for everyone concerned. Honestly, if this tasted of kale, I would not be drinking it – and even the master of SANE himself could not persuade me otherwise. I’m not like Bailor – that boy’ll eat anything that’s good for his body, no matter how it tastes. Me? It’s gotta taste great. Which is why we leave the science to Jonathan and the recipes and cooking to me.
Other than the color, you would never know this was chock full of vegetables. Sometimes I wish I could fix the color, but secretly I get quite a rush out of drinking something that looks like pureed kale but tastes like blueberries and cream with a hint of lemon. If you need a post-Thanksgiving dose of *SANEity, this may well just do the trick.
- 1 cup / 8 fl oz. unsweetened thin coconut milk
- 5 oz / 140g kale
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 1 small avocado
- 2/3 cup / 2 oz / 55g vanilla whey
- 6 oz / 170g frozen blueberries
- 1 1/3 cups / 10 fl oz. water
- Xylitol or equivalent sweetener to taste if needed
- Place ingredients in blender in order listed.
- Blend on high until completely smooth.
- Sweeten if necessary to taste.