health and fitness smoothies


I was rushed today when I tried making this smoothie so I ended up following the recipe pretty closely, for once.



.5 cup yogurt
1 tbsp peanut butter
.5 cup frozen blueberries
.5 cup pineapple
1 cup kale
.5 cup water



  1. Put blueberries into cup extremely carefully because they stain everything and you don’t want to ruin your shirt. Wash hands immediately.
  2. Put in kale, maybe? And then pineapple? Oh, the can has juice. It’s close enough to a half a cup. Guess you don’t need water!
  3. Cup is full. Blend.
  4. Add yogurt and as much peanut butter as possible because you do what you want.
  5. Your BEST! friend insists on tasting it first. “It tastes like plants,” he assesses.
  6. Taste. Something is missing. Try it again. It’s all right.
  7. Hours later, your friend reads blog over shoulder and insists on being called “best friend.” Edit post.

Filling and yummy – can’t taste the kale – but I can’t help but feel like something is missing in terms of taste. I still can’t put my finger on it. I’ll try making this again in the future and I’ll do it a little differently. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions on things to add, subtract, or modify, please let me know!

UPDATE 27APR14: Thanks for all the suggestions! I made this again recently with frozen banana. I liked it a lot better that way. But there’s still an underlying acidity in the aftertaste – not sure if it’s the pineapple or the blueberries. Next time I make it, I’m going to try leaving out the pineapple and see if the acidity is still there.

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