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Looks Aren’t Everything

Sometimes, food doesn’t look pretty. And sometimes, it tastes better than it looks. We all know how we react better to pretty food, but this is an icky looking smoothie that tastes absolutely delicious!

It seems to me that a lot of people have an aversion to green colored foods when they aren’t supposed to be green. Spinach, peppers, green beans – that’s okay. But put in front of them a green smoothie and they get a little creeped out. Well, if you’re one of these people, I dare you to try this smoothie. Especially if you like bananas & strawberries – it covers up any green taste you might find!

Sneaky Kale Smoothie

1+1/2 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries (doesn’t need to be packed full)
3 kale leaves
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup almond milk (or soy or rice)
1/4 cup COLD water

In your blender, place bananas, then half of strawberries, kale, and remaining strawberries on top. Squeeze lemon in, then add milk and put on lid. Blend at high speed – mixture will start getting sludgy so it’s not really mixing well, at this point, slowly pour in water through hole in lid (if you have that option – if not, just stop blending and take off lid to add water). Allow to blend for about 30 seconds after you think it’s done, just to make sure that it’s mixed up really well & the kale is chopped. You’ll want to taste the smoothie periodically and make any adjustments where you need – paying close attention to the liquid! Some folks like their smoothies thicker than others.

Enjoy in the morning for a jumpstart – fruit, fiber, vitamins, and greens!


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Eatery: YogoKiss

This weekend, I finally got to give YogoKiss a test run thanks to Indy Vegans FroSoy Meetup. While IndyVegans only had about 6 people show up, the Indianapolis Veggie Meetup group had a nice turn out; so the event wasn’t a total fail due to low attendance. I’d have to say there was at least 20 people that showed up, and that’s the number we originally gave them. Unfortunately, our two groups didn’t converse much – since we’re a pretty new group, I think we need to learn how to socialize.

Anyways, on to the frozen soy yogurt. YUM! I don’t know if the yogurt alone would have been mind-blowing, but their array of toppings were. The fruit was prominently displayed on the counter and shone like fruit never has before; pineapple, mango, banana, strawberries, raspberries, the list goes on. The candy toppings were displayed in jars above the fruit, almost like an afterthought. To be honest, I totally loved that. Fruit at kid eye-level, candy at chest-level. I like to think they’re encouraging people to choose healthy toppings. And at $3.50 for a small yogurt with up to three toppings, you could even mix fruit & candy!

It’s quite unfortunate that YogoKiss is so far away on the opposite side of town, but luckily, it’s neighboring Jasmine Thai which is amazing as well! It’s a perfect strip-mall date! Go, now.

4825 E 96th St #300
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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