Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kale, Spinach and Pear Smoothie

kale & spinach smoothie
kale & spinach smoothie
kale & spinach smoothie

Say hello to my new favorite thing.

I've been on a quest for the perfect breakfast drink and I've finally found it: a kale, spinach and pear smoothie! I know it may not look or sound appealing, but I promise you it's delicious and healthy! I can't even taste the kale or spinach. It's tastes like sweet delicious goodness.*

Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 big cup spinach leaves
1 big cup chopped kale leaves
1/2 pear
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups cold almond milk (I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 tablespoon honey

Directions: 
Remove kale leaves from their center stalk (I just pull them off and rip into small pieces).  In a blender, combine kale spinach and almond milk.  Blend until no big kale bits remain. Add banana honey and pear. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

I've added things like almond butter and shredded coconut to it. You can really play with it and it still tastes great!

{Recipe from Joy the Baker and Shutterbean --I had to add the pretty straw too. It's too cute.}
*I've been known to over hype the taste of healthy foods, but I think I'm right on with this one!

58 comments:

Kristyn Burtt said...

Okay, I am a big fan of kale. I am going to take your word and give it a try.
KB
http://redcarpetcloset.tv/

Mikaela said...

I've got to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

love,

Mikaela


http://framboisefashion.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

YUM! I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing. :D

♥ Nicole
http://www.passionandpaisley.etsy.com

brunchatthebeach said...

haha Taylor, i admit my 1st reaction was o__0 "its green". But this combo sounds really good! All pretty subtle flavors and I LOVE pears so I think I'm going to try it out! Thanks for posting.

Also--where do you get those cute straws?? <3

-Jane @ Brunch at the Beach

PSbyDila said...

Looks very healthy!

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Emy said...

I'll take your word for it! I'm sure it does taste great and any smoothie that incl. pears, I'm up for! Kale isn't very common around here so I'm going on a hunt but I'm def going to try this in the morning!! Thanks Taylor! :)
xx
Emy

http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

Catherine said...

What an inspired combination! I just happened to have a carrot/beet/ginger juice with dinner!
- Catherine at The Spring
{http://www.thespringblog.com}

sprinkledwlove.com said...

YUM! I have been looking for a smoothie using kale and this one looks like a winner! When I finally get a new blender (the downfalls of being a poor college student) I will be trying this out! Love your blog!

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ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

That looks yummy, nothing beats a homemade smoothie for bfast :)

XoXO-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

KateLainey said...

Yum, this sounds awesome! I'll have to try this out and maybe add some other things to it (ground flax, other veggies/fruits).
Thanks for the post! Love the mustache glass. :)

erin huber said...

I have to say, it doesn't look too appetizing, but can't wait to try it! :) LOVE almond milk!

Monday to Friday said...

your blog is amazing! love all your looks! we follow you!
xoxo

Amber's Notebook said...

YUM! I will have to try this coombo!

I posted abut one of my juice combo's last week : http://www.ambersnotebook.com/2011/02/things-i-love-taste-rainbow.html
Amber's Notebook

Morgan and Lua said...

This sounds like such a great pick me up! I'm definitely going to have to try it soon, luckily I have all these ingredients in my fridge right now. :)

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Dylana Suarez said...

Looks so so yummy!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Yum! I'm going to have to try this... or at least drink it in the morning to justify all my treats throughout the day ;)

Mary xx
Delightful Bitefuls

The Fancy Teacup said...

So healthy and delicious, I love kale. I especially like how you add almond butter and coconut to improvise at times.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Marcie said...

I put spinach in all my smoothies because it is so healthy and you can't taste it. I have to try this one. I just love pears!

xo Marcie

2Anchor said...

So I've always wanted to try one of these smoothies...but having the veggies in it always threw me off. I may have to try this one!


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Adrianna Traxler said...

I've actually been looking for a smoothie that includes Kale, every time I made it has never been so tasty...so i cannot wait to try this one

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yum! Any Taylor secrets to fitness are always welcome. And that straw really is adorable.

doniree said...

I've never tried a smoothie like this before, but I've been really curious about it lately. Thanks for the recipe - I'll have to try it soon!

Ambyr said...

How weird. This is totally worth trying though, sounds fresh and refreshing.
I just recently discovered these kale chips at the grocery store, they were yummy!

thanks,
http://www.thewrittenrunway.com/

the chirpy bird said...

I saw this and was thinking of trying it too.. you've just convinced me!
xx tash

Miyan said...

i must admit i kind of made this face when i read the title of the post and thought of drinking spinach & kale, but if you say it tastes good then i will take your word for it and give it a try! i love me a smoothie :)

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Em. said...

This looks so delicious - I love juices. My personal favorite is carrot apple. I go to my local juice bar as often is possible and ask them to make me whatever's fresh. Most people I know stray far, far away from fruit/vegetable combination. Sad :(

Mandy said...

This looks really yummy. My boyfriend and I have been drinking the smoothies like crazy lately. I'll have to add this to the list.

Elisabeth said...

It was fun meeting you briefly at the blogger meetup last week! I'm so excited to see Glitter Guide unfold. AND I cannot wait to make this smoothie. Great tip.

Jen said...

Wow! You wouldn't expect this to taste yummy but I had all of the ingredients and so decided to make it. It was delicious!!! I also added whey to make it even healthier!!

Natalie said...

Ok, fabulous blog, so glad I found you! I must say I was drawn to the name of your blog because Sterling is my son's name. You are too gorgeous and that smoothie looks amazing! Excited to follow:)

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Lucine said...

looks so yummi ))

http://lucine-a.blogspot.com/

Marissa said...

Taylor, this sounds absolutely deeeelish!! My roommate (Erika of Style Activist) and I are always juicing our favorite fruit and veggies. Looks like we'll have to try this for breakfast someday soon.:)

Thanks for sharing!

XXXO
M

http://tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

Ollie Things Beautiful said...

This looks so delicious!!!! My mom saw me looking at it and even asked me to write it down for her too :) I'm new to your blog and am enjoying it so much!!! xx-Jackie

cocoscocoon said...

It looks yummy but it taste good?

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

I definitely plan on trying this!

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

looks delicious! i just found you on modcloth bloggers of the month and i am adding you on blog lovin :) greato blog!

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Maggie ☮ said...

can you say colon cleanser? :) sounds delicious

Taylor Sterling said...

so glad so many of you like this and are going to try it! I think you will love it!!

Mara said...

I bet this is amazing!! I can't wait to try it. I'm always looking for new healthy smoothies and I love green ones :)

diana kang said...

i used to hate kale but its so good!

caitlindentino said...

I have been wanting to make a quick green juice for the mornings, but without a juicer, I have held off. I just made this now and it is exactly what I have been looking for!! Thanks Taylor!!!

Taylor Sterling said...

@caitlindetino You are so welcome! I hope you like it!!

His and Hers said...

That looks so delish!! I've been looking for more healthy smoothies to add to my diet. Thank you for the recipe and green goodness!!

Sarah said...

Wow, this actually looks and sounds yummy. I've never tried kale in anything. I am going to to the store tomorrow and give it a go. thanks.

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

This sounds soooooo yummy!! (if I'd say "looks" would be a lie ;) )

The WholeFamDamily said...

i usually make a smoothie for breakfast so this will be a great way to change it up a bit!! it sounds great!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

YUM! I love this type of smoothie, and I will definitely be trying this one! Already copied down the recipe and emailed it to myself :) Another good one is a spinach and mango smoothie... big hand-full of spinach, frozen mango (to make it more creamy), and a little bit of water. Then Blend! xx

Caro said...

YUM. This sounds sooo good. Kale is my favorite, and I bet this is a great way to start the morning!

Roxy Te said...

jam packed with super foods! I'm definitely trying this this week :)

cait said...

Perfect timing with this recipe - I just bought myself a mini blender over the weekend. I'll have to give this one a try - thanks for sharing!

xo.

Adrienne said...

Ooo yum! I've been making tons of smoothies lately. Definitely need to give this a try!

Whiskey said...

So I killed my smoothie maker blender with all those greens (even finely chopped!) but once I busted out the VitaMix blender I got my first taste of my new favorite smoothie! Thank you so much for sharing!

GoodFrameofMind said...

I cannot wait to try this out! Looks, err, sounds delish!

Chelsie said...

I actually LIKE the look of this. :) Tried it and it's great!!! Can't wait to experiment with adding different ingredients. Thanks for the post!

alicia said...

i just made this and its amazing! i'm already a fan of "green" foods so i knew it was going to be good. even my boyfriend liked it. :)

MUG said...

Despite misgivings because of its color. I tried this smoothie recipe and now I am a complete addict. It really is amazingly good. And it gave me a boost all day! Thanks for sharing!

sylvia said...

umm sweet success i've been looking for a healthier smoothie!

Jaclyn said...

I just made this the other morning and it was so good! I felt good the whole day too

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