I recently tried a kale and pineapple smoothie at the recommendation of Heather.
I didn't feel like doing the chopping, so I paid for convenience.
I realized I would need to add some coconut water so there was moisture for the immersion blender to be immersed in.
Just kidding, there's no beer in there, that's just a bottle waiting to be recycled.
Lots of green bits.
I added a plop (really specific amount, I know) of plain Greek yogurt to thicken it up after adding all that coconut water and after the pineapple got juicier, and to add some protein.
It wasn't bad! But I had a hard time getting the kale into tiny tiny pieces. I had to consult a mirror afterwards so I didn't walk into a work meeting with green bits in my teeth.
a week and a half later...
Kale + Pineapple, Take II
This time, I removed the thicker, harder "vein" in the middle of the kale pieces, hoping that would help with the issue of the kale not getting blended well enough. I think it helped.
I realized this arrangement wasn't going to work well. After photographing, I took the kale out and blended the pineapple on its own with some coconut water.
After I had a nice liquid to start with, I added the kale a little bit at a time.
Mostly the same as the first.Changes:
-I did toss in maybe half a banana's worth of frozen banana chunks to change it up a bit and make the smoothie a little colder.
-No greek yogurt this time.
-Taking the "veins" of the kale out did help it blend easier.
I liked my second attempt much better, and would make it again! Still weird to get over the drinking something bright yellow-y green, but not as weird as I expected it to be.