Eats: Green Smoothie

9:25 AM


Look at that hipster mug!  A few of you have asked about the green smoothie I posted on Instagram a little while back or, as I like to call it “Hulk Food”. I don’t really have an exact recipe for this concoction, this just falls into the “wing-it” category, but I figured what the hell, here goes:

What I typically do, is make sure I have the essentials: Kale, almond milk, ice, and fruit. From there you can add whatever you fancy, but to start, make sure you have a lot of kale. We grew a shitload of it in the garden this summer, so after I rinsed it I tore it into smaller pieces and packed it into the blender, usually a third of the blender is filled with kale. I have no idea how many cups that is, but I would say 2-2 ½ firmly packed. Next, I usually add half of a chopped orange, and a handful of blueberries. We grew a lot of mint & orange mint this year, so I have been adding mint leaves and I find this to be delicious, so you always have that option. Next, add almond milk (I use vanilla flavored), again, I have no idea how much to use, I probably use about half a cup. Then, add some ice to make it cold and blend. If it is too thick, you can add more almond milk, or even a little water. I also usually make WAY too much and leaving some in the fridge for the next day-which is okay, but it tastes better fresh.

I know that is the worst recipe ever for anything because I never measure anything and add random things as I go, so I have a few links to recipes online. You know, ones with exact measurements and people who know what they are doing.


I have been drinking these every morning and they are pretty filling, but I would also recommend eating a banana or something a few hours later so you are not starving like me. Cool Beans?

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19 Musings

  1. I won't lie to you, the green color and the fact that it has kale kind of freaks me out a bit, but I also believe that once you blend everything together it probably isn't half bad! I should eat healthier things like that!

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  2. i have been eating smoothies every morning for breakfast since we bought our magic bullet. i love them! i tried kale in ours, but the magic bullet isn't the best puree-er, so there are always little chunks...the kids don't appreciate that so much! but, i use spinach instead and that works better. i am like you with recipes...a little bit of this, a little bit of that!!

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  3. Haha Hulk food :) I love this. And I'm going to try this recipe soon <3

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  4. What a cool way to have KALE. Sounds like a great way to start the day.

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  5. This looks pretty darn good. I am glad to know what's in it now.

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  6. Oh, you really know how to get us to eat our veggies!

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  8. I'm so glad you posted about this. Sounds like a great way to start your morning!

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  9. At first seeing a jar full of green does not look great but knowing the ingredients, it sounds really yummy. Perfect way to start the day.

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  10. Is it sad that I find smoothies to be one of the most difficult things to make? I seriously have never successfully made one - they always wind up tasting very...odd. :/

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  11. Nice look i like so much the combinations and style.

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  12. love juicing! and love that glass - mason jars are my fav to have around the house. I use them for little vases too.

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  13. Kale is super healthy so I shall try this! By the way, I totes understood your recipe lol. :]

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  14. that is some evil concoction sara! aha! i hope i can try it (but first i have to google KALE? )! p,s still waiting for the hair post! :P x

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  15. hulk food? lol :) btw, i love something greeny, so when i see the picture, i just wanna drink til empty glass, hehehe. seriously.

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  16. Nice post. I went through the post I found it very informative and useful. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Look at that hulk food! Maybe I'll try one of these green smoothies one day.

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  18. It sounds pretty easy! I also have to say most of my own "recipes" start with my just throwing random portions of things together ;)

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