I know I've been away for so long! I've been busy getting settled into my new city, where my initial living situation fell through. I was left with the task of finding a new place, and thankfully a family at my church graciously have let me live with them.... and invade their kitchen.
I've found that if a kitchen is well situated and well stocked, organized and the citizens that own the kitchen willing to be adventurous with food, I am a happy, content little thing.
So~ because my hiatus has been so long, here are 2 posts.
First: Fruity Kale Smoothie. This is my attempt to make a smoothie that my best friend and I tried at a vegan restaurant in Toronto called FRESH. If you've ever been there, you'll know that they're amazing, catering to food allergies but also to the gourmet vegan pallet. The salad I had was great, but I must say, the winner that day was their quinoa onion rings. Oh man! It's a good thing I didn't order them because ..... slam! I would have ordered like.... 3 orders.
Anyway, here's the great smoothie my friend had: fruity, healthy and so fresh! (see how I worked that pun in? hehehe)
Fruity Kale Smoothie
serves 2 large OR 4 regular
1 bunch red (or green) kale, chopped chunky (I don't use lacinato/tuscan kale)
1 lb strawberries, washed and tops removed
1 small pineapple, peeled and cores removed, chopped roughly
1. in a Vitamix OR high speed/power blender, put pineapple and strawberries in. blend until fairly liquidy, then add kale.
2. slowly turn up the speed and blend until kale is not in chunks. on a Vitamix, ultimately, speed 5 for about 1-2 minutes. the smoothie should be brown.
drink and enjoy!