For my Friday Favorites I wanted to share two amazing recipes I’ve improvised this week and how I was inspired to make them. You can use them verbatim, or experiment with your own additions!
1. Okay. Kale is everywhere right now – like the chevron (not the gas company, but rather the rad design) of the food lovin’ world. I love chevron, and I so want to love raw kale. I don’t. It’s not like goat cheese though, I actually want to like raw kale. I’d just like to show up places snacking on it like some kind of cool bunny. It was reading about it here that pushed me over the edge. I improvised the recipe a bit this morning. It was instant love for me. Not sure if it was just in my head, but I really felt great this morning. My sweet husband gave it a shot and was less in love. He said he’d have one once in a blue moon, if that blue moon meant a half smoothie once a year for some kind of spring cleanse. I, on the other hand, will be enjoying this a few times a week.
My kale breakfast smoothie: 2 1/2 cups raw kale, 1 banana, 1 tsp. cocoa powder, approx. 1/4 cup Liberté coconut yogurt, 1 tsp. golden flax seed, 4 strawberries, and enough ice to make the perfect smoothie consistency. Blend it up and drink it down!
2. I grabbed this Tupperware set for popsicle making from my parents’ house a long time ago. Every time we go through our kitchen drawers and cupboards I cling to this as Dan is trying to pry it from my hands to the donation pile. I think we used them once growing up, and I’ve yet to use them since they’ve been in my possession. Today was HOT, and I saw this photo on Instagram from Katie of Katie’s Pencil Box. The stars lined up – the pineapple sitting on my counter rejoiced and I could use more of my favorite yogurt! (I cannot speak highly enough about this yogurt, folks. Favorite stuff. It’s a good addiction to have.)
My popsicle recipe: 3/4 of a pineapple, 1 c. Liberté coconut yogurt, 1 banana, around 2-3 Tbsp. dried coconut flakes. Blend together, pour in molds and freeze!
My mom got me a Magic Bullet when I was making Jack’s baby food, and it’s another something in the kitchen rarely used. Dusted that ol’ gem off today, and now I plan on making nothing but popsicles and smoothies all summer. Literally.
P.S. I’m over on Amanda Jane’s lovely blog today in a ‘My Better Half’ post! We had such a fun day with her and Cree, and were honored to be a part of her amazing series!