Heather’s Kale Smoothie

By Heather Coates-Krawitz

Last year we got a lot of kale, particularly because my daughters and the nanny were doing our pick up and my 9-year-old loves kale so I had to find new uses.

Wash the kale and remove the vein as soon as you get them then pat dry and freeze flat (best with dino kale). Then any time you need a meal replacement or substantial snack you can make this smoothie.

  • 1 large frozen kale leaf
  • Fruit either fresh or frozen (a great use of berries about to turn): blueberries, strawberries, frozen mango, banana if you like a milder taste
  • 1- tablespoons of spirulena (for protein if using as meal replacement)
  • 1-2 table spoons of wheat germ

Blend all of above ingredients with enough liquid to make a thick shake like consistency. I use either: water, OJ, or yogurt

Drink in an opaque glass as it tastes good but has some color issues. The kale gives it a little chew or just seems to make it more substantial. I know it sounds a little gross but it is a yummy healthy way to extend the useful life of your farm share.