Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Collard and Berry Smoothie

I recently purchased an amazing CSA box from my friends at  Jutsu Aiki Camp Taylor Community Center.  Among the fresh, in-season produce were 4 giant bundles of collard greens.  Admittedly, I had no idea what to do with the collards, since I’ve never really been a big fan of the greens.  So I did what I always do with intimidating vegetables – I sent them over to my culinary adventurous neighbor.  Within minutes, she was back at my door with this yummy and healthy collard and berry smoothie. 

collard greens and berry healthy smoothie

Collard and Berry Smoothie

1-cup Aloe Juice (you may substitute water)

2-cups Frozen, Unsweetened Berries

1 Banana

1 Bunch Raw Collard Greens, stems removed

1-tsp Presoaked Chia Seeds (optional, or try flax seeds instead)

1-tsp Elder Berry Syrup (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.


Do you have a favorite recipe using collard greens?  I’m definitely interested in finding new ways to cook with this vegetable. 



If you’re in the Louisville area and would like more information on the CSA boxes from Jutsu Aiki Camp Taylor Community Center, please email me at diylouisville@gmail.com.


  1. This sounds good! Ive never tried soaking my chia seeds before adding them. Ive also not tried making a green smoothie with collards! Here is what I use in mine:

    heaping handful of baby spinach
    1 banana
    4 strawberries
    1 or 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
    5 ice cubes
    coconut milk

    i might try your recipe though, it sounds good!

  2. I made a lot of smoothies this summer with spinach. I was suprised that you couldn't taste it at all! I love smoothies!


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