kale cubes

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

This month’s Recipe Redux asked us for our favorite way to make use of the veggies found in the garden, CSA or local farmers’ market….my contribution is Kale Cubes!

By this time of year it may be difficult to keep up with eating the amount of greens your garden is pumping out.  Kale Cubes are the perfect solution!  Blend excess garden greens such as kale, spinach or collards, freeze and use for green smoothies on the fly!  This is also a great way to use up any store-bought greens before they go bad!

I blended these kale cubes with coconut water because I wanted them for smoothies.  But, you can also blend greens with plain water or broth to have on hand for soups, stews or pasta sauce!

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

kale cubes
Kale Cubes, the putting your greens to good use!
  • 3 tightly packed cups of kale
  • ½ cup coconut water
  1. Blend, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze!

The final product!

A Kale Cube Smoothie blended with raspberries, almond milk and bananas!

Kale Cubes, making good use of your greens!

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mean, clean and green smoothie

Refreshing, rehydrating and radiant!  

Mean, Clean and Green Smoothie ~raw, vegan~

Drink your greens for an energizing start to any winter day!

This smoothie packs a powerful punch of nutrients to keep your body running strong!  Hemp seeds provide a healthy dose of protein, omega fatty acids and fiber to boost the nutrition content and to keep you satisfied!

Mean, Clean and Green Smoothie ~raw, vegan~

 Mean, Clean and Green Smoothie

1 banana

1 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup water or coconut water

3 large kale leaves

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

~Blend and Enjoy!~

Mean, Clean and Green Smoothie ~raw, vegan~

Your body will thank you :)

It’s kid friendly too!  This guy asked for a second helping!

Mean, Clean and Green Smoothie ~raw, vegan~

This smoothie made it on our favorite list!  What’s your favorite green combination?


So far so good with my half-marathon training!  I am getting so excited for the Cape Cod Zooma Half Marathon!  This past week I completed my first “long-run” of 8 miles and it felt great!  I’ve been logging into charity miles for each run to raise money for the every mother counts foundation.

In case you feel the urge to help me raise money for this charity you can visit my fundraising page here :)


It is recommended to replenish your body with fluid and electrolytes after 60 minutes of endurance exercise.  Instead of buying chemically processed sports drinks, go all natural and make your own!  You will still get all the flavor without the yellow 5 and brominated vegetable oil, a chemical also found in flame retardants.  (Due to exposure through social media, I believe PepsiCo is in the process of taking brominated vegetable oil out of their products.)

Coconut water, sea salt and citrus will replace the sodium and potassium lost during exercise.  Unlike store bought sports drinks, this natural electrolyte combination also provides vitamins, minerals and enzymes.


I used a little organic honey to tone down the tart taste of the lemons and limes.  This drink is so refreshing and hydrating, a perfect way to keep you energized!


2 cups coconut water

1.5 cups water

2 limes, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons honey

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

-Mix, chill and enjoy!