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Kale-Ginger Smoothie

Kale-Ginger Detox Smoothie |

Photos by Rikki Snyder

We are one week into 2014 and it’s already flying by like a freight train! Can we sloooow it down and check in with each other? Can we cozy up with coffee next to a fire and chat about life? Can we have a Fireside Chat with Julia? Let’s do that.

In our fireside chat, we can talk about the state of the union..errr…our lives. We could balance our work and play budget, and talk about the coming year. We can talk about now and how we really are. How are you, my furry friends? Would you like some more coffee? Our Fireside Chat coffee pot is always full. It’s magic.

During this chat, we would lay it on each other thick. Like whoa. And that’s what I’m about to do. I’ve got some great newses….and I want to share them with you in the most natural way. With coffee, fire, messy hair, and pajamas.

First off, as of Jan 1, my second cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale!, is signed, sealed, delivered!  I turned in my manuscript to my publisher, and from here, it goes through a series of edits. Once the final manuscript is approved, it gets shipped off to the printers and then becomes available for your hands and coffee table. Once things settle down, I will be writing a series on my blog about what it’s like to write a cookbook. Would you read it? IIIIIII hope so!

My second awesome hunk of news is one day a week, I will be posting a recipe over at my good friend Kiersten’s blog, Oh My Veggies.  Kiersten and I bonded months ago over the process of writing a cookbook. She is currently at the tail end of writing a vegetarian recipe book for freezer recipes. Make ahead, freeze, re-heat, devour. YUM!  I have always adored her blog, and feel like it’s completely surreal that I have a chance to share my recipes over on her site.

Which brings me to my third hunk of news.  I am actually CONTRIBUTING TO KIERSTEN’S COOKBOOK!! WHAAAAAAAT! Me, myself, I, KareMeg, and McKel, are all developing recipes RIGHT NOW that will be going into Kiersten’s freezer vegetarian cookbook. I’m on cloud. freaking. nine.  !! I love that this cookbook is collaborative, with several voices and alllll sorts of cooking styles…the synergy is so thick, you can cut it with a knife! IMO, this book will be top notch. Top Shelf, single malt, aged 70 years top…freaking…notch!

So for my very first post over at OMV, I am sharing with you my go-to kale-ginger detox smoothie. Kiersten had the bright idea of posting a series of smoothies for the post-holiday-return-to-normalcy-dance. AND her good friend Rikki Snyder took alllll the photos! Aren’t they wonderful? She’s a photography ninja.

Kale-Ginger Detox Smoothie |

Phew! That would conclude my here and now portion of my Fireside Chat, and now it’s your turn, my friends. Tell me anything and everything. Tell me about your best friend. Tell me about your dreams, pet peeves, favorite wine varietal. Lay it on me thick and good!

And here’s that smoothie I’ve been talking about:

Kale-Ginger Detox Smoothie |
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Kale Ginger Detox Smoothie

An incredibly tasty way of getting in your detoxifying favorites!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 smoothie
Author: Julia


  • 1 large ripe banana peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup kale leaves loosely packed
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


Serving: 1grams

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Tuesday 14th of January 2014

Wow this look delicious!

Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

Friday 10th of January 2014

I really want to like green smoothies but I haven't found one that tasted good. This one seriously looks good! Super duper healthy and I can't wait to try it. :)


Tuesday 7th of January 2014

Whoa!! So exiting!! Congrats, congrats!! I feel like you are one fire! YAY!!

Obviously heading to check out the recipe!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

Tuesday 7th of January 2014

Whoa, lady! So much exciting news (no wonder you're so dang busy :))! I'm going to celebrate over here for ya with this smoothie.


Tuesday 7th of January 2014

Shut the front door!!! Ism gonna have to buy out the cookbook section of Amazon to get all of these books in which you're appearing! I can't even handle how awesome you are. And that autocorrected awesome to Elaine. Huh?


Tuesday 7th of January 2014

Awww you're too sweet. I don't know that I'd call myself awesome. Overworked? Under-massaged? In need of a gin and tonic....? ..... Thank you, love!

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