Weekend Drinks: Kiwi & Kale Smoothie

as the weekend draws to a close *cries a million tears* i thought i'd add another recipe to the weekend drinks series i've been doing here on the blog! okay i say "been doing" but really this is only recipe number two but pfft who's counting. 

and before anyone says anything, yes the portions of this recipe are small, but it's very filling. how can a smoothie be filling jess? ehhh something to do with fibre and how chia seeds swell when they come in contact with fluid etc... but that's hella sciencey and i don't want to bore you all. 

recently i've been listening to entire albums in one go and tbh, i used to be a playlist gal, but i've been converted. i feel like artists compile their albums in a certain order for a reason and when i was making my own playlists called things like the 2000 word essay mix or the feels or my personal fave when you try your best but you don't succeed, i was missing out on this artistic sonic cohesiveness that people spend months making and deciding on. 

the other issue i found with listening to a playlist, is that one mixture you're rocking at a rollerink out to whitney houston and the next you're in a dark smokey room with the 1975 and my dance moves aren't adjustable enough for that transition. 

actually now that i think about it my dance moves aren't adjustable at all.... in fact i have literally three moves: 1) the "awkward hip-wiggle arm moving walk-on-the-spot" dance move 2) the "spin on the spot while head-banging from side to side" and finally 3) the "jump up and down air punching and dramatic arm gesture" move. amazingly, those three are all suitable to both rollerrink and dark, smokey room dance activities. in reality they're probably not that suitable to both those situations, but i mean i got nothing else so that's all i can do. 

oh and also the off-key singing. that's a given. especially if the song is from before 2005 or was in a movie. 

well, now that i've terrified you all with the mental image of me dancing, i think it's time we move onto the recipe don'y you? talk soon! :D 

notes: it feels kind of like a cop out to be posting a recipe for a smoothie, but, unless i'd thrown caution to the wind and tried it, this combination would never have seemed appealing to my cake-loving self. ever. why? because it has both spinach and kale in it. i know. i know. but because of the banana and blueberries (and that kick of kiwi) you don't notice them at all!! in fact, this would have to have been one of the lightest tasting smoothies i've ever had. the banana makes it really creamy and the greens make it taste very fresh, without weighing it down. so, for those of you hating on green smoothies, i promise that you won't know the difference with this one!

Kiwi & Kale Smoothie

{serves 2}


1/3 c  chopped kale

1/2 c spinach

1 kiwi fruit (skin removed)

1 medium/large banana 

180 ml unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp chia seeds

1/4 c blueberries 

optional: extra blueberries and chia seeds


y'all know how to make a smoothie - you literally just chuck it all in the blender and blitz for 2-5 minutes until smooth and even in colour. transfer the smoothie to a jug and cover, before chilling in the fridge for 10-15 minutes (that is, if you would like your smoothie chilled) before serving into two glasses. 

optional: sprinkle on the extra seeds and berries before serving!