Pour me a drink…a tall, frosty green one!

Kale FrostyThere are some days you just need a drink.

Like today…

The day  I had planned to share the most delicious  rosemary parmesan polenta fries with you, but then things happened and I got so busy I forgot to pick my son up from his sleepover {thank goodness said friend’s mom is SUPER cool and understanding}, and I never had a chance to eat a decent meal {bad dietitian!}, or let alone have a drink of water or take a shower because {gulp!} my water got shut off because I forgot to pay my water bill.

kale frostyYes.

Today is a good day for a drink, but because the day’s far from over and I still have loads to do, I settled on a tall green kale frosty over a more potent tequila laced one.

kale frosty

Care to join me?

Kale Frosty {Gluten-Free and Vegan}

  • 1 cup vanilla milk of choice {almond, coconut, or soy }
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale {If your a virgin kale frosty drinker, you might want to start with 1 cup of the green stuff.  Just saying’}
  • 2 cups ice
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon {optional}

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend away until thick and frosty.

Cheers!

kale frosty

Tell me about your day!  Was it a productive one?  A fun one? A stressful one that called for a drink? Have you ever forgotten to pick up your child?  Had your water shut off for forgetting to pay your bill???

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Comments

  1. Tis the season for sure! I’m chugging smoothies, juices, and water like it’s SUMMER ;)

  2. This looks delicious!
    I definitely have days like this. Thankfully, the day was a good one..nothing too eventful, which was good for a Tuesday. Gym, blog, work, dinner. :)

  3. I think I’ve forgotten to do most things (bills often) but haven’t forgotten a child. I’ve been late though. Your kale frosty sounds great, so simple, so pretty. I must say though it’s not what I’d reach for when super stressed. Kale Margarita?

    • It’s not generally what I look for when super stressed either, but with a lot more of the day to get through yesterday it definitely helped! Let me now if you ever end up “forgetting” a child :-)

  4. I was actually planning on getting kale at the store today, and making my first kale smoothie! I typically use spinach, but kale it my favorite. I may have to try this recipe :) Because, it’s one of those days…I need a drink (a green one, that is!)

    • I definitely hope you try it Gina! I love going “all out” with 2 cups of kale, but, if you’re new to kale smoothies I definitely think 1 cup is the way to go, so you don’t get overwhelmed :-) A sprinkle of cinnamon is always good too!

  5. Cheers! I’ll join you! Just started warming up to the idea of green juices last week. This one looks pretty tasty and will give it a try. Thanks!

  6. Oh you poor dear. We’ve all had “those fun days”… when the emotions of it all finally settle down, I hope you can laugh :) As I was always taught: if no one was hurt, then all is well.

    Hope your week is turning around :)

    xoxo
    Patti

    p.s. The green of that drink is divine!

    • Thanks Patti! This morning got off to a rough start {I had forgotten to back up a blog post I was working on for another site-oops!}, but things are looking much better now :-)

  7. oh yum! i made my first green smoothie yesterday + absolutely loved it. it’ll be on my blog tomorrow if you want to see it. =) yours looks fab + I hope your week turns around soon!

  8. YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!!!! Cell phone. Damn thing…I’m always forgetting to pay it! Haven’t done the water yet though! I have not forgotten to pick up the kiddo but I did lose him once, does that count? ;) Have a super groovy rest of the week…you green drink looks DIVINE. I LOVE green smoothies!!!

  9. You poor thing! That sounds like a rough day. Luckily most UK bills are direct debit affairs so come straight out of the back without us having to worry about it. Otherwise I would be getting cut off of all kinds of things! Another lovely kale drink from you, EA. Now we just need the weather to make it. It’s more of a hot tea/hot chocolate kind of day. And a flippers or boat day as it hasn’t stopped raining…

  10. The color of this drink is gorgeous! I can’t get my kale smoothies to look like this but I still love them.

  11. Funny post! I have yet to jump on the green smoothie bandwagon, but this might get me there : )

  12. LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS GREEN! so simple yet so delicious!

  13. Ooh, this looks fantastic! I love green smoothies, but haven’t made one in so long.

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