Category Archives: Kale

Smoothie section of the garden is doing well

The Swiss chard and kale are both doing well in the garden, I like to call it the smoothie section of the garden.  A couple times a day I go out and clip some of each and take it right inside to the little blender to make one of my favorite smoothies.  It is getting ahead of me and is going to need pruning soon.   If I can’t find someone to take what we prune then it will go into the freezer.

My favorite kale smoothie recipe with bananas and blueberries

my favorite kale smoothie recipe
my favorite kale smoothie recipe

I’m beginning the process of eating healthier. As part of that process I try to add two kale smoothies to my meals daily.  I’ve borrowed bits and pieces from various kale smoothie recipes found online to end up with my go to recipe.  Because I prefer a really cold smoothie the banana and blue berries are frozen.

 For this recipe I use half a frozen banana, approximately half a cup of frozen blue berries and two large kale leaves.  Zero percent milk is used to fill the blender container for our Nutri-bullet to the fill line.   Blend thoroughly and enjoy!

Harvesting kale and storing it in the freezer

Today We made it out into the garden to harvest kale. It was a muddy mess but we’ve got a mess a fresh kale ready to start putting in the freezer.  The 3 inches of rain we received in 24 hours made a muddy mess but didn’t damage the crops in the raised Mittlieder beds. 

harvesting kale from our Mittleider garden
harvesting kale from our Mittleider garden

kale washed and ready for the freezer
kale washed and ready for the freezer

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Kale ready for harvest

We’ve been enjoying fresh kale on our sandwiches for lunch the past few days.  It has been amazing.  It’s far enough along now that we can harvest a mess of it for an actual meal.  We’ve discussed a white beans and kale but haven’t decided. Kale is in the grow bed on the left. 

kale from a Mittleider garden ready for harvest