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#1 Old 02-15-2008, 08:06 AM
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Wonderful way to start your day the GREEN way! My fastest, easiest Green Smoothie yet.



Ingredients




* 4 or 5 Oranges, Remove seeds and juice

* 1 Kale or Collard Leaf



Preparation



Put the freshly squeezed Orange Juice into high power blender. Add Kale or Collard Leaf. Blend on low speed gradually increasing to highest speed until smooth. Pour into glasses and ENJOY!



P.S. If you want it icy add a scoop of ice before blending. We prefer ours room temperature.



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#2 Old 02-15-2008, 08:16 AM
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I always wonder about why people choose to use kale or collards in a smoothie...1 leaf isn't much (not even a "serving" really) and there are so many other ways I like to eat kale and collards (a bunch at a time).



I prefer spinach and mixed baby greens in my smoothies. It's easy to get entire servings in there!

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I'd definitely want to add more greens to it. I always stuff mine with two or so handfuls of baby spinach, 3 or 4 leaves of greenleaf lettuce, maybe a handful of the mixed baby greens. I'm not brave enough to have kale, mustard greens or others like them in my smoothies yet. Acquired taste, I guess.



I've never done it with just one fruit, either. I'll have to get some oranges when they're at a good price and then dump a bunch of greens in and see how it goes.
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#4 Old 02-15-2008, 02:29 PM
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I'd definitely want to add more greens to it. I always stuff mine with two or so handfuls of baby spinach, 3 or 4 leaves of greenleaf lettuce, maybe a handful of the mixed baby greens. I'm not brave enough to have kale, mustard greens or others like them in my smoothies yet. Acquired taste, I guess.



At least 1 leaf is better than none. Now that oranges are in season, I just may give this recipe a chance and see how it tastes. Acquired tastes must be acquired! Trying different types of greens than my usual kale has been a new goal for me. The high amount of oxalates steer me away from spinach. I'd say chard tastes the least offensive but it also has some oxalates! Mother Nature is so cruel.
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Last I heard, the baby spinach doesn't have the problem (or as much of it) as the adult spinach. I put lots of it in my salads and smoothies.



I've had kale go bad on me because it comes in such a big bunch and I was the only one trying it out. I'll probably try the kale again in this recipe but add some other greens or something so I don't make a face.
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Yeah, I'd up the greens and add a banana or some pineapple or something. Otherwise it sounds like it's just pulpy orange juice with a leaf in it.



PS. Kale sucks in smoothies and raw collards taste like sorrow and grief and wretchedness combined.
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#7 Old 02-21-2008, 10:26 AM
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Sounds good, but I would also need more greens. And call me odd, but I need my banana. I might try something light like this in the summer though.
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