Chayote Kale Breakfast Smoothie

HealthyLatinFood_KaleChayoteSmoothieRemember when, last week, I discovered the “Latin” produce section at my local grocery store and went gaga over the jicama? Yes, I’m sure you do–my Mexican Cole Slaw was the oh-so-yummy result.

Well, this week is a very similar story. Only this time my love affair started with chayote.

Chayote, which originated in Mexico but has since spread all over Latin America, is a member of the gourd family along with melons, cucumbers and squash. However, I find that its texture and flavor is a little similar to pears–and that’s why I decided to make a smoothie out of it.

After the delicious success of my Kale Avocado Smoothie, I knew I wanted to try another one with kale, too. I have to say, I love the extra bit of sweetness that the chayote brought to this breakfast smoothie. I would definitely try this one again, and maybe even with a bit more chayote than the first time. 

Chayote Kale Breakfast Smoothie
Recipe type: Shakes
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This breakfast smoothie is made extra-sweet with the addition of chayote, a sweet edible plant in the gourd family that originated in Mexico with a texture similar to pears.
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed
  • ½ bunch parsley, minced
  • 1½ cup Greek yogurt
  • juice of 5 key limes
  • 1 chayote, cut in quarters
  • 2 apples, sliced
  1. Combine kale and parsley into a high-speed blender, add 2 cups of water and then blend until the greens are fully chopped.
  2. Add in the 0% fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, chayote and apples. Blend.
  3. Finally, add in 1 cup of water and blend again until it has reached the desired consistency.
  4. Makes 4 16-ounce servings of breakfast smoothie.

Have you ever put chayote into your breakfast smoothie?

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