So let 2012 be the year I recommit to Sustainable Diet, bringing to it a freshness not unlike that of this delectable drink. Here's to renewal, good health, and happiness!
Winter Greens Smoothie
1/2 cup pear juice
1/2 cup ice
1 small banana, cut into 1-inch slices
1 1/2 cups fresh kale or baby spinach (or a mixture of both)
1 stalk celery, chopped
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Put all ingredients into the blender in the order they're listed. Begin with ice-crush mode, pulse for about 15 seconds, and then puree completely. Makes one 16-ounce smoothie.
Inspired by this Kale Apple Smoothie recipe at Real Simple.