Here is a short post. Feeling super lazy today, and the recipes I’m currently working on are long. So here is the kale shake I drink in the mornings. Sometimes I drink it in the afternoons, but having one in the morning really helps get the day going. It doesn’t look very appealing because its green, but it actually tastes pretty good. If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen this kale shake make a few appearances. This makes quite a bit, around 3 cups. You can share between 2-3 people. I just chug it all myself, makes me feel healthy haha. When I do this in the mornings, I lighten my breakfast so I don’t feel too full. If you just drink part of it, its okay to have your usual breakfast.
I rip off around 3-4 stalks of kale (with the stems). 3 if they leaves are really big and 4 if they’re a bit smaller. I add an apple or pear, I like it with pear better, but I only had apples that day. 1 banana and a little bit of ginger. I really like how the ginger adds a little kick in the background; you can skip this if you don’t like ginger. For the liquid, I use almond milk which I always have on hand. Almond milk can actually last quite a while in the fridge. I buy this true almond brand. Unfortunately this is the unsweetened one, which makes the whole thing taste less good. I usually go for the original which isn’t super sweet but definitely helps. The original is 60 calories per cup while the unsweetened is 30 (if you want to keep track). I have also put a small spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil in; I didn’t for this specific day though.
Well if you have a good blender, this should be no problem. If you have a Vitamix, I don’t even think you need liquid haha. But for people like me who can’t afford 800 blenders, you might have to do a little bit of chopping. Just wash the kale and chop into manageable chunks for your blender. Same goes for the apple/pear. The banana is fine but breaking it up into a few sections wouldn’t hurt. I put about a cup of almond milk, and maybe a splash more if it looks a little too thick. You can see here even after pouring a cup, there is still quite a bit left in the blender. You don’t have to drink it all. If you have any questions feel free to ask me. Enjoy!
3-4 Stalks of Kale with stems
1 Apple or Pear
1 cup (maybe a bit more) of Almond Milk
A little chunk of ginger (optional)
Small spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil
1. Wash and cut Kale into manageable chunks for your blender
2. Wash and cut apple or pear
3. Pour almond milk into blender, add kale
4. slowly add everything else being careful not to overload the blender. If you have a good blender, you can probably put everything in at the same time.