Green Monster Smoothie

It’s a new year, time to start it off right.  Diets aren’t usually my thing.  But as the days get colder I always find myself craving fruits and veggies, so a change in diet is a yearly habit.  After all the indulgence over the holidays, lighter meals and snacks are a welcome sight.

This smoothie is perfect for a light breakfast on your way out the door or an afternoon snack.  Light, refreshing, and so green! The color is what inspired the name.  I can just picture a fuzzy monster, like the kind in a Pixar film, drinking this on their way to work.

Just four simple ingredients make this easy to whip up and won’t weight you down.  The kale adds nutrition and allows the pear to take the lead a the main flavor.

This would make a great treat for kids.  The bright green color is cheerful and fun; and it’s got nutrition without sacrificing flavor.

Green Monster Smoothie
makes two 8 ounce servings

1/2 pear, chopped
1/2 cup chopped kale
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk

Combine all the ingredients in a blender.  Puree until smooth.  Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

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  1. My boyfriend is like a kid sometimes, especially when it comes to brightly colored things and playing with the blender. I’ll pick up some kale on my next shopping trip and try this out!

  2. Grace Wilfong

     /  January 8, 2012

    With your last two posts, I’m absolutely going to hae to buy kale on my next shopping trip.


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