Green Smoothie – Lemon Blueberry Cream

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.

Green Smoothie - Lemon Blueberry Cream

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.

Gobble gobble!

Green Smoothie – Lemon Blueberry Cream
Author: Carrie Brown |
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Serves: 1
  • 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
  1. Place ingredients in blender in order listed.
  2. Blend on high until completely smooth.
  3. Sweeten if necessary to taste.

Green Smoothie - Lemon Blueberry Cream



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  • Liz - you have GOT to try kale ‘chips’
    big in the raw food scene! I have yet to find someone who does not like these- even those who swear to never eat a green vegetable!


    • carrie - For you, I will try them. But only because you asked me to! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cowgirl Rae - I have tried the kale chips, I even made them once. They were surprisingly fun to eat and better than they look.

    Be brave Carrie.ReplyCancel

    • carrie - OK, you’ve inspired me, Rae! If you all can stop eating sweets and starches, heck I can eat kale chips!!ReplyCancel

  • Cowgirl Rae - I’ll be looking forward to the Great Kale Chip experiment blog post.ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Ha ha ha ha, Rae! I almost went there this weekend! Was thinking about you and your kale chips but then backed out at the last minute…but really only because the kale I had was very small and I think it will work better with larger leaves. I’ll do it!ReplyCancel

  • Cowgirl Rae - HAR! come on, I promise it’s good…..ReplyCancel

  • kellie - I have been listening to your podcast and you talk about a smootie with spinach and an orange. I can’t find the recipe. Can you tell me where to find this one?ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Look in the left hand side bar and look for “smoothies” under “topics”. YOu will find them all there. Hope that helps, Kellie!ReplyCancel

  • Serena - I am not crazy about coconut. Can almond milk be used in these?ReplyCancel

  • Cindy E. - Carrie. Why do you use boiling water. If I used room temperature would it change th flavor or texture?ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Hi Cindy – the hot water just helps to soften the fruit for blending. Feel free to use cold!ReplyCancel

  • Pam - Carrie – I’ve been trying all your smoothies and am in Heaven! Question – if I don’t have Kale will spinach in the same amount work on this one?ReplyCancel

  • Danette McOmber - What is “thin” coconut milk?ReplyCancel

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