Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Thick Smoothie for a Complete Meal - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen

Recently, I got an email from Katherine of greenthickies.comShe invited me (and you) to take part in a 7-day challenge to replace one or more meals a day for one week with a thick smoothie that she calls "green thickies."

Although I frequently drink smoothies for breakfast, I was intrigued by the idea of this kind of more substantial smoothie that is a complete meal and could easily stand in for any meal, even dinner.

So, this morning I gave it a try.  I made a heartier smoothie that uses oats and hemp seeds to make it thick, creamy and super-nutritious.

If you're interested in checking out the challenge, you can find more information here

If you want to try a tasty and filling smoothie, this is what I did. 

I shared this with Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

Thick Green Smoothie
Makes a blenderful

a large bunch of kale (I used the organic Lacinto kale from Trader Joe's.)
enough fruit juice to blend the kale into a puree
frozen mango chunks
frozen pineapple
frozen blueberries
generous sprinkle of shelled hemp seeds
large handful of rolled oats (I used Trader Joe's gluten-free oats.)
non-dairy milk

Blend kale with fruit juice until kale is pureed.
Add remaining ingredients and blend.

Note:  I don't give ingredient amounts, because it is flexible. 

Happy Cooking!

Find more tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Recipes.

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