Hometown Harvest’s Spring Celebration Green Smoothie

Bag items: bananas, strawberries, Greek yogurt, kale, nut butter
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Well, after a long winter, I personally am thrilled that it is FINALLY Spring!  I think my favorite produce has to be strawberries.  I buy them in bulk from HH, eat most of them, freeze some of them, and then I make smoothies year-round with them.  Well, strawberry season is almost here, and along with it, the rest of Spring’s yummy produce, like asparagus and rhubarb!  I’m so excited!

So let’s start the season with a fresh and yummy smoothie.  This one has everything you need available to toss in your shopping bag and make your life easier.  I like making these in bulk, separating them into drinkable containers, then I have breakfast every morning when I rush out the door.  Healthy and easy!

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Now smoothies with kale have become quite popular, and for good reason: you get all of the vitamins and nutrients of the dark leafy greens, especially vitamin K, but it’s largely undetectable to those who might otherwise not love the taste of kale!  I have a good layering technique for all of you smoothie lovers out there-keep reading!

Start by adding milk to your blender, then the nut butter, yogurt, and strawberries:

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Then add the kale:

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Then add the banana on top.  I like using the banana to weigh down the other ingredients so they don’t get stuck in the blender:

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Blend it up:

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Pour and enjoy!

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Hometown Harvest’s Spring Celebration Green Smoothie

Ingredients

3/4 c. milk (any kind is fine)
1/2 c. strawberries, hulled
1 Tbsp. nut butter
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 c. kale leaves, loosely packed
1 banana

Instructions:

  • Add the milk, yogurt, strawberries, and nut butter to the blender.
  • Add the kale leaves, then place the banana on top to weigh down the kale.
  • Blend and enjoy!
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