It seems like when we go on vacation with family, food just appears in front of us, asking to be consumed.

I swear that’s what happened all last week during our cabin vacation and then once again over the weekend that we spent with my family. On Saturday, it was 92 degrees and we were at American Player’s Theater for two performances. You’d think that would have suppressed my appetite but when we took cover from the sun in our air conditioned hotel room between shows, I ate basically everything within reach (which was cheese, it was lots of cheese).

Green on Green on Green Smoothie | Things I Made TodayGreen on Green on Green Smoothie | Things I Made TodayYesterday, with the humidity still high but the heat at a more tolerable level, I was determined to give my body a break. I went on a long walk with the boy strapped to me (it’s amazing what carrying an extra 20 pounds will do, especially when that 20 pounds can wiggle), and then pulled the blender out of the back cabinets.

Green on Green on Green Smoothie | Things I Made TodayGreen on Green on Green Smoothie | Things I Made TodayThe CSA last week was kind enough to bring celery and cucumbers, and I added some kale from the market, some limes, pineapple juice, and a pear to the cutting board. I gave everything a really rough chop and then hit puree. Green on Green on Green Smoothie | Things I Made TodayGreen on Green on Green Smoothie | Things I Made Today

The result is a crayon-green liquid that goes down all too easy, especially for how healthy it is.

Green on Green on Green Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sized cucumber, about 6 ounces, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 large leaves of curly kale or lacianto kale, stems removed
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 3-4 celery ribs, about 2 ounces, cut into large chunks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 3-4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and liquify. If mixture is too thick, add a little bit of water or more pineapple juice.

 

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