It’s the weekend! Time to party! And nothing says unadulterated fun like…A KALE SMOOTHIE! Am I right? Of course not. But since we have all agreed that we’re going to start living life in the health food lane, let’s forgo those fucking delicious cubes of Mochi that come as a topping option at 16 Handles and direct our attention toward a really easy smoothie recipe as culled by our pal from Beauty and Some Beef, Julia Adult. Please note this is not her actual name. Well, sort of not. Her first name is in fact Julia, but Amelia was really gung-ho on adding “Adult” as her last name to pun-fully counter the late Julia Child.
It wasn’t funny yesterday and I don’t think it’s become funnier today, but there you have it. Here’s what you’ll need:
2 cups chopped kale
2 cups water or coconut water
1 cup pineapple cubes
1 cup mango cubes
1 lime peeled and chopped
Doesn’t that seem too simple? Me, personally, I’ve been on a smoothie kick since Organic Avenue opened across the street from our office. This seems highly uncharacteristic of someone who has said on multiple occasions that I would prefer to eat my calories than drink them, but I’m amending that clause.
Julia Adult says you should put the kale and water in a blender and blend until the leaves smooth out and most of the bits are gone.
Add in the fruit and blend again until fully incorporated.
She also says you should transfer to a mason jar and enjoy, but I think you can totally just use a regular glass, should you so please. Says Julia on the choice to make a smoothie as opposed to a juice: the latter is great but we don’t all have juicers handy. Most kitchens come replete with blenders (not really, but you know), which are great for making smoothies (duh, duh DUH!), also smoothies retain nutrients from the various fruits and vegetables that some juicers may deplete.
Got a better recipe? SHARE IT.
Check out Julia Tambor’s Beauty and Some Beef here.