• 2/3 cup raw California walnuts
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 heaping cup of kale (washed, ribs removed and chopped)
  • 1 ripe juicy pear( peeled, cored and chilled)
  • 2 ripe bananas (cut in pieces and frozen)
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 cup ice (or as needed)


  1. Place California walnuts in a container and pour boiling water over them, then add a pinch of salt. Let them rest for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. In the morning, drain and blend the California walnuts with 2 cups of fresh filtered water for about 5 minutes or until smooth and frothy.
  3. Strain through a cheesecloth, if required. Combine the California walnut cream with kale, pear, banana, yogurt and agave nectar/ honey and blend until completely smooth so that no large kale bits remain.
  4. Add ice to the smoothie and blend. If required, you can add agave nectar and a splash of lemon to adjust the smoothie to your taste. Serve it chilled.