My pickiest eater, my middle child loves this smoothie. Maybe I don’t give him enough credit because on a daily basis he is surrounded by a huge variety of food, and I am a chef mom who loves everything. Except for organ meats. . . I know how healthy they are for you but I do not like them. The combination of blueberry and lemon goes fantastic together. Last year I made my son a blueberry lemon cake for his birthday and it was amazing. So great that I need to make this recipe again so I can write it down. The problem is, I just whipped it up from a couple of different recipes and didn’t follow one perfectly. I think that since a year has gone by and his birthday is now a month away, it should be on my to-do list for the next couple of weeks. Since the cake combination was so fantastic, why not combine it in a smoothie, add some kale and call it breakfast.
This smoothie is great for any time of the day. My son also likes to tell me that he loves that there is kale in it, and how great kale is for you. I think this is because he can’t taste the kale in the smoothie, but that is a win, he knows kale is good for him so why not make it taste great.
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 large handfuls kale - about 4 leaves, I remove the heavy stalk
- 1 lemon. juiced
- water and ice as needed
- 1 cup greek yogurt - optional
- honey - optional
Place ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 21gProtein: 8g
If you want to make it a complete meal for you or the kids, you can add a cup of plain yogurt to it if you need an extra protein boost.
Happy, Healthy Cooking,