I don't know why, but every year around St. Patrick's Day, people forget all about the foods that are naturally green and instead add food dye to everything that's not naturally green. I don't get it. I mean, vegetables are green. A lot of fruits are green. And that means even smoothies can be green.
Now, I'll admit, when I first read through this recipe from Real Simple, I was skeptical. Blended kale, celery and apple juice? Well, I was very pleasantly surprised. Plus, I finally felt like I fit in with all the Boulder hippies drinking their unknown green drinks. (This one has no mud in it I promise.)
KALE APPLE SMOOTHIE (serves 1)
Recipe from Real Simple
3/4 c. chopped kale (remove thick stems and stalks)
1 celery stalk, chopped
1/2 c. apple juice
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 c. ice
1. Blend it all up until smooth and frothy.