Its the height of garden season here in Southern Ontario and I am blown away by all the kale I have grown.  Its invincible!  I swear as soon as I pick it, it reappears the next day.  So needless to say, I have to come up with some new creative ways to use it.

One of my ideas is this smoothie.  Great for breakfast because its rich and hearty enough to fill you up, and so healthy it keeps you going well into lunch time.

Now, I know you don’t really need a recipe for a smoothie, but just consider this a bit of inspiration to build on.  Cooking is always about interpretation and adaption…so feel free to change this up anyway your heart desires, and please leave a comment letting me know how yours turned out!

Green Garden Kale Smoothie

About 2 cups washed chopped kale (stems removed)

1 small avocado

1 cup apple juice (sweetened or not…your call, I used the sweeter stuff)

1/4 cup chopped cucumber (skin on, seeds removed)

3-4 leaves fresh basil, stems on (more or less depending on your taste, I like lots)

Throw it all in your blender and start low for about 10 seconds, then blend on high speed until thoroughly creamy.  It should be thick enough to stand a straw in.