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The beautiful thing about this drink, aside from the fact that it tastes awesome, is that it's an inside joke from the "Legend of Korra" creative team. Writers Tim Hedrick, Joshua Hamilton, and Katie Mattila, plus show co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, came up with this drink, and put a whole scene for it in the show, as a joke on co-creator Bryan Konietzko who loves vegan smoothies. Kalenutsco, Konietzko, get it? Love these guys.
"Ha! I didn’t actually come up with this. Mike, Tim, Josh, and Katie named it after me and my propensity for raw vegan smoothies. I’ll have to try this particular recipe, though I will likely throw a banana or two in there."
Note: I don't like to chew my drinks so I did some straining through a flour sack/cheese cloth for the recipe below. You can totally skip the straining parts though if you prefer the pulpy/fibrous bits! Also, if you want to add some banana like Bryan mentioned he might do, blend in half a cup of banana pieces to the finished product below, after you combine the coconut kale juice and the walnut milk. But seriously, taste it first before you add banana, it's sooo good as is! If you want it to have ice bits and/or sweetener like simple syrup or agave nectar, add it and zap it while it's still in the blender.
The Kalenutsco Smoothie
1 Large Handful Fresh Kale, washed, stems removed (about 1 cup pressed down) + 1 sprig for garnish
1 1/2 Cups Coconut Water (I recommend GOYA brand. There's also Naked Juice [no sugar].)
1/4 - 1/2 Cup Walnut Milk* (I used 1/2 cup & loved it. Very nutty.)
Stand Blender or Immersion Blender
Flour Sack Cloth or Cheese Cloth