My friend Joanna told me about a Kale and Coconut Smoothie she had been buying several mornings a week from a health food store in Silver Lake. She was becoming addicted to how good it made her feel and look (she reported glowing skin), but not so excited about the shake’s hefty price-tag. After tasting the verdant green drink for myself, I became hooked and decided to try my hand at recreating it at home. The result was pretty right on. Most of these ingredients should be available at your local grocery store (all are available at Whole Foods). If you can’t find coconut meat, either omit it or substitute with dried, unsweetened coconut flakes.
Full recipe after the jump.
Kale and Coconut Smoothie
1 heaping cup of kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
1 cup coconut water
½ cup coconut meat, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon agave
a pinch of cinnamon
1 cup of ice (add more or less depending on your taste)
Place ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth, for at least a minute.
*download a printable version HERE