Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kale Blueberry Smoothie

Kale....... YUM....... Well, not really.

But since kale is so good for you (super high in vitamins and nutrients) it's the perfect veggie to throw in your post-workout or morning smoothie. According to webmd.com, "Kale is an amazing vegetable being recognized for its exceptional nutrient richness, health benefits, and delicious flavor.

curly green kale and beets

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet; one cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus." WOW!!

'Green' smoothies made with kale (or spinach) have become extremely popular, as you can get all your daily servings of vitamin and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in one low-calorie, low-fat, filling and delicious drink! 

The other day I was doing some experimenting with adding kale to a post-workout smoothie, but the end result turned out so delicious I had to share the recipe!! You seriously can't even taste the kale...

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

2 cups packed kale leaves, washed
1 1/2  cups frozen blueberries
3 clementines (Cuties) or tangerines, peeled
3/4 cup orange juice
a few ice cubes
2.7 oz non-fat Yakult probiotic drink (optional)

Add all of the ingredients to blender. Cover, and pulse to break down the kale. Turn the blender onto high, and process until pureed.



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