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Green Monster Smoothie

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Prep time 5 mins
Yield Serves: 2
Kale, parsley, and a Granny Smith apple give Green Monster Smoothie it's color and name, and a bit of zip comes from the fresh ginger.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups loosely packed trimmed kale (about 2 oz.), coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, halved, cored, cut into large chunks
  • 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup ice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 89
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 1 cup kale in a blender; pack down with handle of a large spoon. Add 1/2 cup water. Pulse several times to chop more finely. Add remaining kale and 1/2 cup water and pulse to chop. Stir and pulse again. Add parsley, apple, ginger and honey. Blend, stopping and stirring often, until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth.
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Also appeared in: All You, February, 2013;