Kale? Don’t worry, your kids won’t even taste in there. When they admit they like it, I tell them it has kale in it. I want them to be ok with spinach and kale and know they are eating it. In this case, I used purple kale from Trader Joes and the color matches the blueberries much better than the green one. That way the smoothie doesn’t turn an unappetizing browinsh color and stays blueish instead.
The amount of kale (or spinach) can vary and I started with less kale. After a few smoothies, I increased the kale to what is shown below.
For the yogurt, I use greek yogurt. Note that there are greek-like yogurts, and there are greek yogurts. What is the difference? Well, here in the good ‘ol US of A, some companies decided to use regular yogurt and add some stuff into it to make it like greek yogurt. They do this because it is cheaper to do than to make real greek yogurt. Don’t fall for it. Get the good stuff. I really like “The Greek Gods” honey flavored greek yogurt. It’s so smoothe and great tasting straight from the tub. I found it at Target.
The stevia that I am using is Trader Joes Stevia Extract. The reason I’m using stevia is because we are trying to reduce our sugar consumption. Stevia is a plant-based sweetener that tastes great. It’s not made from chemicals, but I’m not sure how whole it is because it is still processed.
- ½ cup water (or milk)
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 4-5 purple kale leaves
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tsp concentrated stevia (or 1 tbsp sugar)
- ½ cup ice
- Put ingredients in blender in the order listed, so the ice is last. Blend well and serve.