There are some days you just need a drink.

Like today…

The day Β 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.


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.

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 you are a virgin kale frosty drinker, you might want to start with 1 cup of the green stuff. Β Just saying’}
  • 2 cups ice
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon {optional}

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend away until thick and 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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  1. Green smoothies are my favorite way to cool down in the summer! :D!

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

  3. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    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…

  4. teri@managedmacros says:

    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? πŸ˜‰ Have a super groovy rest of the week…you green drink looks DIVINE. I LOVE green smoothies!!!

  5. amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    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!

  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 πŸ™‚ As I was always taught: if no one was hurt, then all is well.

    Hope your week is turning around πŸ™‚


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

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      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 πŸ™‚

  7. Vanessa @Vanperrone says:

    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!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Vanessa! So glad you’re joining me πŸ™‚

  8. Gina (The Candid RD) says:

    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 πŸ™‚ Because, it’s one of those days…I need a drink (a green one, that is!)

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      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 πŸ™‚ A sprinkle of cinnamon is always good too!

  9. Lauren Slayton says:

    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?

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      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 πŸ™‚

  10. Kristen (swanky dietitian) says:

    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. πŸ™‚

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Ooo…I’m just a tad jealous of your day yesterday Kristen πŸ™‚ Maybe mine today???

  11. Nelly Rodriguez says:

    Tis the season for sure! I’m chugging smoothies, juices, and water like it’s SUMMER πŸ˜‰

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Yes! Lot’s of good chugging going on around here too πŸ™‚