This smoothie, made by Randy, my housemate.
Try it… you’ll like it!
This is an easy green smoothie … and is a great way to introduce greens into kids’ (your) awareness, into the diet, into the mouth.
Ingredients & directions:
Blend well in a high-speed mixer (see blender info under TIPS post for “kitchen gadgets”)
1 Thai young coconut …both the juice and the meat (see TIPS post for “how to select/open coconuts”)
1 Anjou pear
1 large leaf Dino kale (no stem to start with and then add the stem after you’ve had this a couple of times. …after your brain and palette is accustomed to the thought and taste.
Options, substitutes for pear:
– any type of pear should do
– 1 small sweet-tasting apple
– 1 handful berries
Substitutes for coconut:
– 1 banana (but the coconut has more minerals and you’ll miss the fat, which is used to balance the drink and make it satisfying and fulfilling)
– add 1 cup milk … nut milk, rice milk, oat milk … to boost the fat content, see note, above.
For a more adult exotic version…
… for a vitamin and mineral boost:
take a 1/2 cup of the mixture, add 1 tbls brewers yeast, mix well and dilute it with same amount of water, mix again. … yum!