I'm a blendaholic. And when it comes to passing my addiction on to others, I'm also an enabler. But fear not. This habit is healthy and comes with a load of positive side effects.
Our lives are hectic and we've taken to bottling, canning, boxing and vacu-packing all of our foods for convenience, a way to fill up on the fly, and it's only human that we make this trade-off. But we don't have to compromise on health, nutrition, or good eating just because we've got pressing things to do.
Enter the blender...a phenomenal machine, the greatest culinary gift bestowed on us since fire and spoons! Blending makes life easier, levels the playing field in the kitchen and allows anyone to whip up nutrient-dense, tasty foods with limited skills and time.
This is why I wrote The Blender Girl, a collection of love letters to the power of whole foods, to the power of balance, and to everything you can make in the miraculous blender.
The recipe from my book that I've included here was inspired by a smoothie created at SunCafe, my favorite local raw restaurant that won the SeriousEats Best Smoothie in L.A. One taste and you’ll understand why kale-phobic omnivores line up (and even double-park in front of SunCafe) to get their fill.
Still the most popular recipe on my website, this is the Holy Grail of Kale.