Morning Breakfast Kale Smoothie

I will be at Mohonk Mountain House the Saturday September 14th for their annual Harvest Festival.
This year's featured local ingredient is Kale! I'll be cooking 5 recipes live in the Mountain house. Can't think of a better way to spend a September weekend than getting a great hike and swim in at Mohonk, then coming to my demo before dinner!
http://www.mohonk.com/cms/pressroom/hudsonvalleyharvest13.pdf
So, here is a tease!
Morning Kale Smoothie!
This is basic, vital,  delish and frankly, a great way to make that green kale easily processed.
You can use any choice of "milk" but in this one I prefer the sweetness of almond milk.

makes 1 big breakfast smoothie
1 cup roughly cleaned, destemmed and chopped kale (lacinato or Tuscan is best for this)
1 banana
1/2 cup chopped fresh fleshy fruit (apple, pear, peach, plum, canteloupe, honeydew)
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
water if/as needed
generous squeeze of lemon or lime
Put everything except the water in the blender and whirl at medium speed for a minute. Whe it begns to puree turn up to high, adding a little water of needed.
Squeeze in the citrus juice and stir then drink!

 

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