It’s Monday, and if you’re anything like me, then you need a little boost of energy after the weekend. Enter: the kale & red berry smoothie! ☀️
You might remember that I’ve recently changed my mind about kale and I’ve got a bunch of the stuff just begging to be used in some delicious recipe, sitting right in my fridge.
I’ve been on a health kick lately. Okay, confession: I’m always on a health kick of some sort! I love trying out new healthy recipes, and trying to turn my favorite dishes vegetarian. I’m not a big sweets lover, and would live off of just fresh veggies (and fruits, if you’re counting tomatoes) if I could. But I can’t because I also have a big strong husband to feed, and he needs a lot of protein and carbs to get through his day. And truth be told, so do I! It takes work to eat a fully veggie-only diet and still get all of the nutrients you need, and I certainly don’t have enough discipline for that. When I was single, I lived off of foods with a marina sauce base. Lots of pastas and salads, and more salads and pastas, and from time to time fish or meat if I had dinner guests or went out to eat. One of the reasons that I’ve really been wanting to start this blog is to archive my recipes for inspiration on those days when I’m just not quite sure what to make for dinner. Because lack of inspiration always leads to one meal: spaghetti! But I can’t always have pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner… ! When I need to change it up with a more conventional way to start off my day, I’ve gone a bit crazy for smoothies.
They’re super fresh, mega flavorful, and pack a big punch of energy. All of this, with just a few ingredients and ready in about 5 minutes – what’s not to love?
My first smoothie attempt was a huge success so that motivated me to work on a second fruitier masterpiece. I tweaked it a bit to get the right proportions, so this was the perfect mix of sweet and sour that I was going for. Go ahead and give it a try – don’t be afraid of playing around with the ingredients until it’s just like you like it!
- 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt
- 1 cup of kale
- 1 cup of frozen mixed red berries
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Blend all ingredients until uniform in color and smooth (about 1 minute, depending on your blender). Drink this awesome kale smoothie immediately 🙂
Notes: If seeds in your drinks gross you out like they do for me, then just pour your mixture through a sieve to filter out the seeds!