makes 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
(blueberries: 1.29/pint on sale, kale: .05, lemon juice/sugar: .06)
1 1/2 C frozen blueberries
1 large kale leaf, spine torn out (or 1/2 C raw baby spinach leaves)
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
4 ice cubes
6-8 Tbsp water
a few scrapes of lemon zest for extra kick (optional)
Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until completely smooth. Taste and add a bit more sugar if necessary (it will depend on how sweet your blueberries are). If your blender is awesome, this will take a minute. For me it took a little more. I kept having to shove my stuff down and mix it up, which leads me to the best smoothie making tip EVER. Seriously, I might give it its own post one of these days.
Best Smoothie Tip Ever: Use a celery stalk or carrot to mix or shove your fruit and ice down. That way you will not end up accidentally breaking your wooden spoon or shattering your plastic spoon or bending your metal spoon or your blades while trying to shove food down to get your smoothie blending. I have broken a spoon at least 3 times. It pretty much always ends in tears. Because you wind up with a smoothie/hummus/whatever you can't consume because it has wooden/plastic shards in it. Or a broken spoon or blender. Better to get a teeny bit of carrot chopped up in your smoothie/hummus/sorbet. I promise you won't feel it go down the way you will with a bit of rubber spatula.
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