I love green smoothies. They are my breakfast most days and are the one reason I started growing kale and spinach. And am expanding to a much larger area next year.

green smoothie

I liken them to a V8 Splash. You get the healthy veggies mixed in, but what you taste are the sweet fruits. I experiment a lot, but my favorite is the simplest: equal parts orange juice, berries, and either kale or spinach depending on whats growing.


That’s the reason I chose to harvest the last of the kale before the snow and dehyrate them all. Now I have kale flakes I can add to my smoothies. They’ll rehydrate in the liquids and my vitamix will blend them smooth. Once my fruits get established I’ll be working those in, but for now I have to rely on frozen OJ and berries.

dehydrated kale