Tuesday: Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Banana
Again four ingredients and again the blender’s frozen drink setting easily transformed them into a drinkable beverage:
1/2 cup coconut milk,
2 cups stemmed and chopped kale,
1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple (about 1/4 medium pineapple),
1 ripe banana, chopped.
This smoothie was quite a bit thicker than yesterday’s and would probably benefit from either adding a full cup of coconut milk or cutting back on the pineapple for a thinner consistency. Favor was good with the pineapple and banana dominating. I was surprised at how little I tasted the kale given it’s reputation for bitterness. Using canned, crushed pineapple was probably cheating but it was safer than locking me, a pineapple and a large knife in a room together.
It has 253 calories, 13 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 36 grams of carbohydrates and 5 (count them 5) grams of fiber. I was also interested to note its 119 milligrams of calcium. That’s more than twice the calcium of yesterday’s spinach, grape and coconut smoothie. I felt no ill effects from consuming the smoothie on today’s three-mile run. Enjoy and please take the poll.
Full smoothie recipe from realsimple.com.
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