by Lydia Ellison
This is a recent creation of mine which immediately became a staple for Drew and I as a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. It was inspired by the Avocado Smoothie at our favorite local vegan restaurant Flore, Gwyneth Paltrow’s body and our friend Will Greenberg (to you, The Food Dude) who makes healthy smoothies every morning for breakfast.
Organic Green Smoothie-
1 cup cucumber, chopped (about half of an English cucumber with the skin on)
1 ripe avocado
2 cups chopped nectarines or peaches (can substitute organic frozen peach slices)
2 cups chopped kale, tightly packed (remove the stems and ribs first)
1 cup lemonade (or 1 cup fresh squeezed lemons and oranges)
1/2 cup of ice
Puree in a blender until very smooth and bright green. Make sure to blend well as chunks of kale are not so appealing.
PS- The bud vases are by Heath Ceramics and Jonathan Adler. Table by my brothers Wyatt and Bobby and my Dad.
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HalieJune 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm (13 years ago)
I keep hearing about smoothies with Kale, and I must say I was skeptical. But this sounds delish, thanks for the recipe!
KRISTEN'S RAWJune 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm (13 years ago)
applesandonionsJune 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm (13 years ago)
Just made it for the first time today–delicious! Nice job LE xoxo
blendtec vs vitamixApril 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm (11 years ago)
Kale has been my hero for the last four months. It’s solely responsible for almost eliminating my eczema. Love your recipe here.