On my daily Covid-isolation walkabouts around New York City, I ended up trying multiple smoothie shops, none of which much brought delight. But recently I found a local grocery store whose "smoothie barista" whipped up a couple of deliciously healthy renditions that had me hooked. Who knew that nut butters, nut milk and kale would be that delicious?
I conspicuously snapped a photo of the menu to start making my own at home. Below is a shot of a recent batch, this one called Mr. Green, I ad libbed the name from the musician Frank Zappa. It was good to be reminded that kale is not just a sucky trend but actually tastes good, too.
Mr. Green formula: Kale-spinach-mango-banana-peanut butter-cashew milk….pop into a Vitamix blender.