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Tropical Greenie


Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

TOP TIP - When using kale in your smoothies, try blanching your leaves, this will help breakdown the fibrous texture & assist with achieving a more palatable smoothie.

To blanch kale, simply strip kale leaves from the stem, roughly chop. Place in a bowl, cover with boiling water (from the kettle). Allow to sit for approx 1 minute, you will see the kale leaves turn a vibrant green colour. Strain & rinse under cold water, to stop cooking process, drain well prior to adding to your smoothie.

I often blanch a whole bunch of kale & pop it into zip lock bags & freeze them for easy access!


This recipe also call for 'Chia Gel' to make the gel, simply pop 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in a glass, top with 1/4 cup coconut water & allow chia seeds to sit & absorb until you have a gel like consistency, this should take approx 5 minutes. Using a chia gel in your smoothie, instead of seeds is a great way to thicken your smoothie & chia gel emulsifies well in your smoothie, once again allowing a nice smooth texture for your smoothie.

Cooking Time

1 minute

Yields

1

Ingredients

4 Kale leaves, blanched

1/2 Orange

1/8 Lemon

1 Thick Slice Pineapple, rind removed, chopped core & all

Chia Gel (see above)

250 - 300mls Coconut Water

Handful Ice

Directions

Place all ingredients into your blender, blitz on high for 1 minute or until well blended.

Notes

Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Sugar Free

Credit

Maddie Race - Health & Wellness