- smoothie straws
|Combine all the fruits, veggies, and liquid into the blender and puree.|
|Spoon in the almond butter and yogurt. Also add the chia and flax seed then pulse to combine.|
|Add a cup of ice and blend until smooth.|
|Taste the smoothie and add honey only if needed then blend again to combine. (Sometimes a ripe banana is all you need to sweeten the smoothie.) Pour the smoothie into cups, add a straw, and enjoy immediately.|
To help speed up processing in the mornings, we usually de-stem the kale then wash and dry it in a salad spinner. We wash and spin it until no more dirt or sediment is visible in the water that spins off from the kale. We then store the washed kale in a paper towel-lined Ziplock bag in our produce drawer and use it throughout the week. When we make a smoothie, we just grab a fistful of kale and toss it in.