Easy // 6mins
This smoothie is ready in just a few minutes, is deliciously balanced without any extra ingredients, and can be embellished to create an exotic flavor masterpiece or a hearty complete breakfast or on the go meal. It has just the right amount of kale.
Tools: Blender, peeler
Harvest Ingredients: 3-4 apples, 3-4 pears, 1-2 kale leaves, 3-4 clementines
Other Ingredients: 1 ½ cups water, Optional flavorings: seeds, hemp, flax, chia, protein powder, yogurt, spices (cardamom, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, garam masala), exotics (orange blossom water, rose water, dates, pomegranate molasses)
Step 1: Peel & core apples & pears. Strip stem off kale leaves. Discard or compost peels & cores. Kale stems make a great addition to veggie broths. Keep a bag in the freezer for soup time. Or use them in the stock for the other recipe in this box. Corn & Pepper Stew.
Step 2: Tear kale leaves into the blender jar. Add apples & pears & dates or date molasses if using. I add the peel of one or two clementines to my smoothie for added zing along with the juice. Add in any optional ingredients. I love the flavor of cardamom with orange blossom water & the healthy fats & creamy texture of hemp seeds. Cardamom is a natural mood elevator & has healing properties for our intestines.
Step 3: Add 1 ½ cups water and blend on high speed until nice and smooth. Serve as is, or spike it with sparkling water (or Prosecco!), citrus zest, more seeds for a crunch, or your favorite yogurt for extra tang and protein.