Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

A friend of mine has been extolling the virtues of green smoothies and was trying to talk me into the 30 day green smoothie challenge. I figured I should probably eat one green smoothie before I committed to a month. She agreed and took one last opportunity to tell me how good kale was for me.

I read a quick guide on what I might put in my smoothie and got started.

Green Smoothie

Take 1:
2 cups of kale
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup blackberries
(smoothie is no longer green, I’ll add another half cup of kale just in case…in case of what? I don’t know.)
1 cup blueberries
1. 5 cup strawberries
2 tbsp. flax seed

Purple Smoothie

Tasted it.

It’s not bad, but it’s not good. It doesn’t taste like anything I can identify.

Take 2:
Add 150g Chobani vanilla nonfat yogurt (13 g of sugar can’t hurt.)
Nope. Something is bitter? or something. Can’t quite put my finger on it.

cups of smoothie

Take 3:
Add a packet of stevia to each glass.
It’s getting there, but it’s too runny.

Take 4:
Freeze it.

The next day, I eat a smoothie with a spoon.
The day after that, I let it melt a little and drink the second smoothie.

Later that day, I realize that kale has more fiber than expected.

And so it was that I started the 6 week Crossfit at Home challenge (recommended by a friend) with a Kale Cleanse.
I think I need new friends.

Ps. When I asked my friend how she LOVED green kale smoothies, she sweetly responded, “oh……..I only use Spinach.”

Pps. Here are the green socks I’m working on. Pattern to be re-released by Hunter Hammersen sometime in the future. I’ll let ya’ll know when it’s available.

Green Socks

You’ll note the foods in these photos are not green smoothie in nature.


Ppps. To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things
Frontier Dreams

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  1. emma says:

    I got up early yesterday morning to make green (spinach) smoothies for my boys and they said they tasted ‘yucky’!!! This morning they got pancakes and maple syrup and I got the thumbs up!
    Like the sock – looks like a smoothie!

    • Katie says:

      Thanks so much. People keep trying to talk me into kale, but I’m with your boys for now. I may give it a go with the spinach in a week or so. :)

  2. Evelyn says:

    Lol your post made me literally laugh out loud. I’m not sold on smoothies at all lol, or atleast not ones which have vegetables in them :-S

    Your socks look lovely
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    • Katie says:

      Thank you! There is no greater compliment than making people laugh out loud in my humble opinion. :)

  3. Michelle says:

    I like cooked kale, but I’m not sure how I would feel about it in a smoothie. Haha. I’m not sure I am committed enough to do a cleanse. I ‘m sure the results are wonderful, I’m just too big a wimp to push through the deprivation.
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  4. Bonnie says:

    I’ve been trying to eat more kale, but… I’m not sold on the veggie smoothies. I pretend it’s because I get more fiber from eating the veggies whole. More truthfully, it’s probably because I don’t like the taste.
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  5. Sarah says:

    I Can. Not. Stop. Laughing. Hahaha!! This may be my favorite post yet. The kale jokes will probably never get old (oh kale no!)

    Maybe you should start over on the green smoothie challenge. Spinach for the win!!

  6. What can I say:) I do like smoothies with spinach, apple, ginger, lime and some orange juice.
    Love the look of your sock, I like the green color.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Your posts are awesome. I don’t knit, but I sincerely appreciate the randomness and quirkiness. It makes me think maybe I’m not the only adult who has embraced immaturity, obsession, random thoughts…. (Which, btw, are all compliments in my book – – so please don’t take offense!)

  8. Chris says:

    And that’s why I avoid friends who go smoothie/healthy/vegan crazy!! LOL
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  9. ha, ha!! Too funny. I just posted a kale smoothie recipe I promise it’s yummy!! :p

  10. No matter how much people tell me to have spinach smoothies, it’s not gonna happen. It’s a vegetable. In a fruit smoothie! Just add more fruit and stevia, and leave the spinach out. Surely that balances out….
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  11. Michelle says:

    Damn..I really need to do this. The frozen dinners for lunch are KILLING me…but it’s so easy.
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  12. This was a wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing it made me laugh out loud, my children thought it was funny too!

    We love kale here we use in pizza, lasagne and as a side vegetable but I don’t love it enough to contemplate having in a smoothie, that sounds horrible.

    Love the sock and the non green smoothie food looks yum!
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