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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New uses for kale and chard

It's CSA time and this year, I've decided I'm going to embrace kale and chard. Both, are not my favorite green but last summer, I discovered that kale was actually pretty good with Caesar dressing.

Over the winter, I discovered Canadian blogger Kristie and her love for green smoothies.  So I thought, I would definitely give it a shot.

My husband thought it sounded gross but in the end, it was actually tastes pretty good. And it also helps that I have a freezer full of these:
bananas
The latest issue of Everyday Food suggested making a large batch and storing in plastic bags in the freezer. If you'd like to enjoy it in the morning, pull out of the freezer overnight and then store in the refrigerator. 

Green smoothie 1

4 kale or chard leaves
frozen banana
1 cup of milk
1-2 tablespoons of yogurt (I used Greek but I'm sure vanilla or plain regular works great)
frozen berries (optional - if I have some on hand I will throw some in)

Throw in a blender and give it a whirl. You'll thank me later.

1 comment:

  1. Read a great post about taking any smoothie and pouring it into molds for healthy popsicles. Works like a charm and the yogurt and banana makes them less "Icy" and easier for kiddos to eat.

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