Have you ever optimistically put some kale in your blender, only to regret it when it came out all chewy? I have definitely been there. Luckily, my dear friend Dreena Burton persistently nudged me until I finally got myself a BlendTec. Or, as we affectionately refer to it: Rambo Blender.
Not that you can’t make some awesome stuff with a regular blender – but I generally stick with just fruit, maybe some english cucumber, maybe some spinach.
A high-powered blender like a BlendTec opens up so many more possibilities, like adding kale (with the stems!) or ice or cocoa nibs – and knowing it’ll come out super duper smooth.
That’s why I’m absolutely thrilled that BlendTec has generously offered a give a brand new blender to one of YOU! This is to help celebrate the launch of my new book, The Plant-Based Diet Meal Plan, which includes a few smoothies that have kale or carrots and will come out best with a high-powered blender like a BlendTec (though I gave options for those who don’t have one).
One of those smoothies is the Tropi-Kale Breeze (recipe below), so get yourself entered to win and get blending! And maybe order a copy of my book? In whatever order you wish…
Note that there are a few ways to enter the contest, and that you can do this through your email without registering for a Facebook account if you don’t want to.
Contest closes March 19th at midnight Eastern Time. One entry per person. Eligible for US or Canadian addresses only.
Pineapple is a natural metabolism booster, has an enzyme that helps with digestion, and helps cut through the bitterness of kale. If you haven’t tried greens in a smoothie before, this is the one to try first. The stems of kale can be tough, so it’s best to tear the leaves off the stem and work only with the leaves. The kale does best if you have a high-powered blender, like a Blendtec. If you have a regular blender, try softer spinach or omit the fresh greens and use a greens powder to get the nutrient boost without the chunkiness. We’re also using avocado for creaminess instead of a banana, so this is a lowercarb option than other smoothies. Add a teaspoon of matcha green tea powder for an extra boost, if you’d like.
- 1 cup chopped pineapple frozen or fresh
- 1 cup chopped mango frozen or fresh
- 1/2 to 1 cup chopped kale
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water or coconut water
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder optional
Purée everything in a blender until smooth, adding more water (or coconut milk) if needed.