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Kale Smoothie

Monday, April 15, 2013

1 cup fresh kale
1 cup mango, peeled and diced
1 kiwi, peeled
1/2 cup pineapple
1 cup Dannon light vanilla yogurt

Macros: Cals: 325; Carbs: 76; Fat 2; Protein 10

The fruit and vanilla almost mask the bitter taste of the kale. - I used stem and all. Waste not, want not! But I wonder if the bitter taste would be reduced if I just use the leaves. Let me know if you have any insight on the topic.

Overall verdict: worthwhile experiment. I will try it again, probably with a banana.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TORTISE110 6/26/2013 11:19AM

    Learned a lot here. Baby kale! Who knew. Take out stems, if not baby kale. I will try that. Maybe strong fruit like pineapple too. Tried one today with blueberries and sadly, it tasted like grass. Will continue to experiment. Thanks!!

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JCARDINAL 4/16/2013 4:49PM

    I'll have to try this!

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CRAFTSFAN1 4/16/2013 2:57AM

    I use the whole kale in my green smoothies. I have a Blendtec that completely blends everything. I put 3 parts of fruits for 2 parts of greens that I rotate: kale or spinach or bok choy, etc. The reason that greens have to be rotated is to avoid the accumulation of alcaloids. With the fruits, I don't feel the bitter taste of the kale. emoticon nutrition. You can check it out in Youtube, green smoothies by Boutenko.

Comment edited on: 4/16/2013 3:01:38 AM

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AMANDEES76 4/15/2013 11:30PM

    You are much braver than I am. I would do spinach but I don't know about kale. Maybe I will try the recipe with what I like and see how it works out.

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DLDMIL 4/15/2013 6:20PM

    I have read that you should remove the stems, as they are bitter. I always use the leaves in my smoothies.

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ROSAMARCELLE 4/15/2013 5:08PM

    Sounds interesting. I'll give it a whirl and let you know how it goes. emoticon emoticon

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RYDERB 4/15/2013 3:53PM

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LASKIE2 4/15/2013 3:01PM

    Thanks for the Recipe!

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    I'm so glad you posted this. I have some kale at home in the frig and wasn't sure what to do with it other than try my hand at making kale chips again and hopefully not burning them!

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    sounds good. I usually use spinach instead of kale because the taste is milder. Enjoy

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CHRISTINASP 4/15/2013 12:47PM

    Pineapple (and kiwi) will sometimes react with substances in food. It can give a very bitter taste.
You can try leaving out the pineapple (maybe use apple or another fruit instead).

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/15/2013 12:13PM

  I use the baby kale from Costco and actually miss it when I don't put it in my smoothie in the morning. I also could see making the baby kale into a salad as well.

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 4/15/2013 11:18AM

    I have the kale smoothie on Dr oz's site. Its some kale, milk, banana, and 2 tsp of peanut butter and the PB really hides the kale taste !! I then made my own with blueberries (1/2 cup frozen) and a banana and the BB hide the color also !! Love both of these ! You can add milk or yogurt and protein powder ! play and find all kinds of combinations !

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SHANSHE 4/15/2013 11:09AM

    I applaud your bravado!

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STEVIEBEE569 4/15/2013 9:43AM

    I'm going to have to try this green smoothie. Thanks for the recipe.

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ILLINITEACHER52 4/15/2013 9:40AM

  Yes, it helps to take the leaves off of the stem. I don't know what that does to the nutritional value but it sure helps the taste! (Luckily, my rabbit will eat the stems so mine aren't wasted.)

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