I've heard alot of good things about green kale shakes lately, and wanted to try making one with matcha. But until recently had never seen any available around Melbourne. So when I saw a bunch of aptly named 'Kool Kale' at the Victoria Market this week I instantly picked up a bunch to add to my green tea smoothies. I am probably one of the healthiest guys on the planet after drinking this.
I had heard kale on it's own can be a bit bitter, so I added some pear and orange to balance with a bit of sweetness. I also added lime for tang and a bunch of ice for texture.
1 4-5 leaves of fresh kale (I used about 1/4 of the whole bunch)
2 1 small pear, cut into chinks, with skin left on
3 Half an orange - peeled, and cut into chunks
4 Juice of half a lime (I'd use more but limes are so expensive)
5 6 Ice cubes - I like ice in my smoothies, makes it cool and adds a bit of texture
6 1 teaspoon of cooking grade matcha - dissolved in warm water
7 Half a cup of cold water - more or less just depends on your desired thickness
8 No technique, just throw it all in your blender until its smooth.
(I need a proper blender)
It turned out pretty smooth, although a little pulpy from my el-cheapo blender. Taste was great though, Ioved it. Wasn't bitter at all, I felt energized all morning and will definitely make it a regular part of my mornings - I feel 17% healthier already!
Anyone else make kale shakes?