Kale!

Kale, Spinach and Berry Smoothie Kale, Spinach and Berry SmoothiePineapple, Kiwi and GreensPineapple, Kiwi and Greens

Green smoothies are everywhere. I’ve tried before and just couldn’t do it. What was really frustrating was that I love kale. With an abundance of Vitamins A, C and K along with B-Complex Vitamins and minerals, kale is one of the most nutritious dark green leafy vegetables. So, I kept trying with different fruits and proportions until I found what works for me. For the Kale and Berries Smoothie I use about 2 cups total of kale and spinach and 1/2 cup each of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. I add 1/2 cup of crushed ice and 1/2 cup cold water and hit the smoothie setting on my blender. For the Pineapple and Kiwi smoothie, I again start with about 2 cups of kale and spinach and then I add 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks, 1 kiwi and 1 cup cold water. For the most part, I don’t bother measuring anything except the water. So good (and so good for you!).

 

Need inspiration for this 1st week of school? Here is what I have been making: Veggie Platter (Roasted Asparagus, Yellow Cauliflower & Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Zucchini with Peppers and Avocado Salad), Creamy Cashew Kale & Chickpeas, Butternut Squash Soup, Black Beans with Brown Rice and Rainbow Chard.

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