So you’ve probably know by now that Rich is a carnivore. On our first date he told me that he had to eat something every day that had a pulse. Since we were on a blind date and my boss had made the introduction I took a huge leap of faith and assumed he wasn’t of the vampire loving carnivore type and that I would escape unscathed and rock up to work on Monday all fine and dandy.
I’m glad he didn’t have a crystal ball zoomed into this week on that fateful evening. I fear if he had even a hint of the depths to which he would fall there would have been no second date.
Sunday morning as I was making a watermelon smoothie the stick blender I bought from Taobao just.stopped. I did the technical thing of turning the power off at the switch and unplugging it and then plugged it in again – and it spluttered for a few seconds and then.stopped.
I repeated this a few times standing as far back from the counter as possible whilst still pressing it on in case I got an electric shock (?eh I know but it seemed to make sense at the time).
The upshot of this little kitchen drama is that when I told Rich the stick blender was officially dead his first response was “oh no you won’t be able to make that really nice green kale smoothie you’ve been doing for my breakfast”.
Hellooooooo?? What happened to my caveman???
All this time I thought he’d been drinking it under sufferance because it was ‘good’ for him and he actually liked it? Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Every time I make this I think of the woman Maureen overheard in a supermarket who had to hold her nose when she drank a kale smoothie. Poor love.
I can assure you there will be none of that behaviour going on with this gorgeous smoothie. And it won’t turn you green either.
Kale & coconut water smoothie
- 1 can coconut water
- 2 cups kale washed and torn into small pieces
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 mango
- squeeze of lemon or lime
Put everything into a food processor or use a stick blender and whizz until smooth.
Recipe NotesI usually have peeled bananas in the freezer and these are perfect for throwing into the blender. They help to make the smoothie a little creamier too and may trick your brain into thinking there's diary involved.