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Golden Green Smoothie

Kale Smoothie Recipe
Happy June!

We spent Saturday afternoon at our college reunion. We did it family style this year — low-key, low-alcohol, low-regret. And still, this Monday morning seems like a good day for a green smoothie. Doesn’t it? Could just be me with a contact hangover.

This smoothie has a very friendly flavor profile and, I promise, isn’t scary in the least.

The recipe is related to a bigger project I’m working on, which I can’t say much of anything about yet, but stay tuned for trickling details throughout the rest of 2015. I’m excited! (I know, I hate it when people do that too. Humans. We’re complicated.)

In other news, after a short hiatus in the past couple of weeks, I’m going to be dialing up the posting frequency in the coming months. We’re trying out a few new ideas, including the slightly less zen layout. I prefer all the white space the world has to offer, but we’re also eager to be able to provide more content. I’m working on finding the right balance, so you’ll notice tweaks and tinkers moving forward.

Have a good start to the week. See you soon.

Carolyn xx

Golden Green Smoothie

Green smoothies should be perfectly smooth and absolutely delicious. This recipe is naturally sweet and brims with the fruit flavors of the tropics. You can get a creamy result from a regular, immersion, or high-speed blender. Without a high-speed blender, you’ll just need to be a little more persistent.


  • 1 cup coconut water
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Flesh of 1/2 ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1 cup tightly packed, finely chopped lacinato kale pieces (not including stems)


  • In a Regular Blender: Place the coconut water, lime juice, avocado, and pineapple into the blender. Starting on a medium-low setting and increasing the speed as you go, blend until smooth. Depending on your blender, you may need to stop occasionally and press the ingredients toward the blades, then resume blending. Add the frozen banana slices and kale and continue to blend until perfectly smooth and creamy. Divide between two tall glasses and serve immediately.
  • In a High-speed Blender: Just toss it all in there!
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    Kale Smoothie Recipe


    Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.

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