Strawberry-Kale-Kefir Smoothie – Healthy Goodness Gracious!

strawberry kale kefir smoothie

Mornings can be pretty dang busy here on the Faulk Farmstead.  On my work days, I am up at 4:45am and out the door by 6.   For me, this means no time to make breakfast – and I don’t get a break at work until almost 10am.  My solution?  Prepping a smoothie the night before so I can just pop it on the blender in the morning!

I use a blender like this one, thanks to my dear husband this past Christmas.    The night before, I place all of the ingredients for the desired smoothie  in the blender cup and stick the cup in the fridge.  The next morning, all I need to do is pop it on the blender and pour it into a mason jar – then hit the road!

From summer to early winter, we had an abundance of kale here on the farmstead – more than I knew what to do with!  Determined to find a way to preserve all of those healthy greens, I came across a convenient solution:  Frozen kale discs!  It’s simple:  blend kale in a blender (add water gradually, just enough to keep things blending), then pour into muffin tins and freeze.  After frozen, pop out of tins and into a zip lock bag, then store in the freezer.  You now have discs of frozen kale, ready to pop into smoothies or soup!  Each disc contains 1/3 – 1/2 cup of blended kale.   Easy peasy!  🙂

kale discs

Strawberry-Kale-Kefir Smoothie

1 disc of kale (see above)

3 strawberries

honey to taste (I did 1 tablespoon)

1/2 cup kefir

In blender cup, combine all ingredients.

strawberry kale kefir smoothie

strawberry kale kefir smoothie

strawberry kale kefir smoothie
Ready for the blender!

Blend at high speed until blended thoroughly.  Pour into an adorably quaint mason jar, add a Cuppow, and enjoy!  🙂

strawberry kale kefir smoothie

Here’s a printable!

 

Strawberry-Kale-Kefir Smoothie – Healthy Goodness Gracious!
Author: Mel
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 kale disc (about 1/2 cup of blended kale)
  • 3 strawberries
  • honey to taste (I used 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup kefir
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until thoroughly combined.

Do you do smoothies?  What’s your favorite flavor?



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