Thursday, February 2, 2012

Coco Kale smoothie


"It looks like split pea soup."

That's what I overheard one woman telling her friend when the guy behind the Whole Foods juice bar yelled out my name and set down my smoothie.

The Coco Kale is the perfect compromise for those of us who want the nutrients of a wheatgrass shot but the flavor of a fruit smoothie. The base is coconut water and fresh apple juice, and the only other ingredients are mango, strawberry, kale and ginger.

This is a weekly treat for me, and for the baby -- though I was enjoying this long before he came along. It tastes good, it makes me feel good, and I don't mind spending the $6 as it's usually a complete lunch (if I pair with a slice of whole grain toast and some peanut butter that are always on hand at hte office). I hope my little peanut likes this smoothie in the womb as much as I like it outside.

(As a bonus, it makes me feel a little better about what I had for breakfast.)

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