Most recipes for kale dishes (beside smoothies) include using only the leaves, not the stems (“too fiberous”). I used to throw them away, but after making kale chips a few times, and a whole pile of stems available, I simply made a smoothie with them. They taste just as good and have all the nutrients.
Kale (stem) blueberry smoothie (vegan, clean):
- stems from 1 bunch of curly kale
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 cup unflavored almond milk
- liquid stevia (if desired)
- 1 cup ice cube
- goji berries
Mix all the ingredients (besides the goji berries) in a blender and mix. Pour into a glass and add some goji berries. Enjoy!