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.

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Kale Chips

For the last year I’ve read and wondered about Kale.  I’m not a big salad person, sure I enjoy salads and occassionally crave something green but for the most part Kale didn’t sound that appealing.  Well, I’ve tried it finally and I’m jumping on the Kale train cause these chips were amazing!

Raw Kale tastes like grass to me.  These chips taste nothing like grass.  Instead they took on the flavor of the topping.  Light, crunchy bite size chips with tons of flavor and no guilt.

The salt kale chips almost taste like popcorn.  I think I’ve found a new movie snack.  And the sesame seed chips were even better; flavorful, crisp and so good.  I can’t wait to try more toppings like Parmesan, curry, or red pepper.

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