Kale-Berry Smoothie

Afternoon snacks are the low-point of my day. My kids are tired and hungry, and I am too tired and hungry to think about making them something healthy to snack on, while I am also busy planning ahead for dinner.

But the big, beautiful bunches of kale in the fall CSA share makes afternoon snacks a no-brainer for me. From a single bunch, I can make a heaping plateful of Disappearing Kale Chips and five tall glasses of our favorite Kale-Berry Smoothies. It takes 20 minutes to make, and it’s gone in 10. I just wish dinner were this easy!

Kale-Berry Smoothie

  • 2 cups loosely packed kale leaves (stems discarded)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup extra-thick homemade Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender and liquify until smooth. Makes about48 ounces of smoothie.