Kale is all the rage and packed with nutrition. You can find more details about its nutritional value in my post here. Though I prefer it sauteed, many health enthusiasts are zealous about drinking raw kale smoothies.
There are two main ways you can make these in your home kitchen. You can juice the kale with a juicer, though these often filter some of the fiber out. Or, instead, as I prefer, you can use a powerful blender to beat all of the ingredients into a nutritious pulp without filtering. Then you enjoy all of the health benefits of more fiber and a higher volume of “juice”. Adding fresh ginger root to the mix gives some of the healing benefits of ginger and a wonderful flavor
Super Kale Smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Number of servings: 2
Per Serving 134 calories
Fat 1 g
Carbs 35 g
Protein 2 g
Adding fresh ginger root to the mix gives some of the healing benefits of ginger and a wonderful flavor
Combine all ingredients in a really powerful blender (I use my Vitamix) and blend until smooth. Add more water, ice or honey, if needed.
This recipe was featured in The Panama City News Herald, December 27, 2012.