For the past several years I have had the most amazing kale plants growing in our garden. I just love kale, but I really love a good green smoothie with kale even more. Being a mom of two busy kiddos, I would always pick the kale from the garden, get distracted, and find it wilted on the countertop later. I solved this problem, and created a way to have delicious green smoothies all winter by making these Kale Cubes for smoothies. Seriously, nothing makes me feel better during a cold, gloomy Indiana winter than a fresh smoothie.
How to make the Kale Cubes….
They are basically ice cubes with kale and either water, or coconut water. I cannot believe I let so much kale go to waste before I learned how to do this. It is SO easy.
All you have to do is wash your kale leaves, then separate the stems from the leaves. Next, you just add around a handful of kale leaves to a blender (or more or less to your liking), pour a cup of water, or coconut water into the blender, and blend it up! After it is blended to a consistency you like, just pour it into ice trays and freeze! So simple!
I always let them freeze over night, and pop them out of the trays in the morning. I put them in a big gallon ziploc bag for easy access. That way you can just grab as many cubes as you would like, and toss them into your blender when prepping your smoothies.
- 1 Large Handful Kale
- 1 Cup Coconut Water or Filtered Water
Separate the leaves from the stems, wash, and place the leaves in a blender.
Add 1 Cup coconut water/water to blender. Blend until preferred consistency.
Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
Once frozen add to a ziploc bag and store in freezer.
Use 3-4 or more cubes per smoothie.
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