Saturday, February 12, 2011

Energy Shake - RC Week 3

Goodness knows I could use some energy these days.  Thankfully, Bon Appetit comes to the rescue with this frothy little green concoction.  Green drinks have NEVER appealed to me.  Perhaps it's my aversion to veggies and most things green. I always feel it's going to taste like cut grass or something - and I'm pretty sure some of them do.  But, since this one contains some of my fav, I figured we'd give it a try.  And I didn't like it.  It smelled "green" and the kale bits grossed me out.  My husband however drank both servings this made (minus my sip).

1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
1 banana, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup (packed) coarsely chopped kale leaves
1/2 kiwi, peeled
2 pitted Medjool dates, coarsely chopped

Combine orange juice, banana, chopped kale, kiwi, and chopped dates in blender. Puree until smooth, stopping and scraping down sides of blender as needed. Divide between two glasses and serve.  I guess this would be a pretty healthy breakfast.


  1. I have 5 kiwis that are getting OLD and need to be used. I might try this and leave out the (nasty) kale. but I'm with you, green beverages are innately wrong. You shouldn't drink green things, right? LOL!

  2. what a nice post , so healthy x