Kale Smoothies

It’s Kale week!!!

Yeh buddy, can’t wait to experiment with this superfood. I walked into Whole Foods today greeted by rows and rows of these ‘crisp crinkled-up bunches’. What did the world do without kale? It exploded onto the restaurant scene 5-6 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Kale tastes like a super-food, super-healthy, super-green and sometimes super-bitter. I’m staring this week out with a few smoothie recipes. Tomorrow I’m experimenting with dehydrating Kale and creating chips and powder… yep that’s right I said kale powder!!!! I’m testing my savory recipes as I type :). Hopefully this week will inspire you to add more kale into your diet. ENJOY!!!

  

1 cup raw kale

1/4 cup raspberries

1/2 of a cucumber

1 cup raw spinach

2 stalks of celery

1 tbsp honey or stevia 

1/4 cup cherries

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth
  • If smoothie is too thick add 1/4 cup infused water or green tea
  • Makes 1 smoothie

This smoothie is:

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals 
  • Hydrates skin 
  • Can improve complexion 
  • Contains antioxidants 
  • Can reduce belly fat

2 cups raw kale

1/2 cup pineapple

2-3 mint leaves

2 tbsp flaxseed

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 banana

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth
  • If smoothie is too thick add 1/4 cup infused water or green tea
  • Makes 1 smoothie

This smoothie is:

  • Rich in omega 3 fatty acids 
  • Rich in fiber and antioxidants 
  • Has anti-inflammatory  properties 
  • Natural energy booster

2-1/2 cups raw kale

1 cup carrots

1/2 cup mangos

2 small beets or 1 medium beet – steamed, boiled or roasted 

1/4 cup infused water or green tea 

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth
  • If smoothie is too thick add 1/4 cup infused water or green tea
  • Makes 1 smoothie

This smoothie is:

  • Chalked full of vitamin A, B, C, and K
  • A natural detoxifier
  • Rejuvenates skin cells
  • Fights certain types of cancer
  • Promotes healthier skin from the inside out

All recipes were created by Me with love!

Peace & Love,

Mary

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