Green Kale Smoothie: Raw Food Recipe



This is a guest post for Amy Lyons at her spectacular blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Amy also has a fantastic book out now, called Fragrant Vanilla Cake Sweet and Savory. Check it out … I’ll have a proper review soon!
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Kale is often called, “The World’s Healthiest Food,” and with good reason. It contains a remarkable amount of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin K, which is crucial for bone and heart health.

 This is the %DV that Kale provides per cup.

Vitamin K – 1180%
Vitamin A – 98%
Vitamin C – 71%
Mangenese – 27%
Copper – 22%
Vitamin B6 – 10%
Fiber – 10%
Protein – 5%

This smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse, but is also incredibly tasty and perfect for breakfast or an anytime snack.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups kale leaves, loosely packed
  • 2 cups water, more or less for blending
  • 1 cup mango chunks, frozen
  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 banana, sliced into 1 inch pieces and frozen
  • ½ cup chopped carrots (can be frozen for an extra frosty smoothie)
  • 4 tablespoons hemp protein powder (optional)

Directions

  • Place the kale leaves and water in a blender first and process until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy.

Yield: makes about 3 servings

Nutritional information:       calories: 253        fat: 0 gr       carbs: 44 gr       protein: 14 gr

* Popsicle option … Like any smoothie mix, this can easily be made into popsicles … just pour into molds and freeze!

Kale is also an amazing plant in the garden, is easy to grow, and beautiful, too. Start some now for a delicious Fall harvest!

What’s YOUR favorite smoothie? And why?

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  1. Thanks for this really wonderful post 🙂

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