kale smoothies

Kale Green Smoothie with Grapefruit and Bananas

Kale Green Smoothie with Grapefruit and BananasIt’s been a while since my last green smoothie post. Kale is one of my favorite ingredients in a green smoothie because it’s packed with vitamins and fiber, and lowers your blood sugar, promotes regular digestion and curbs overeating. And since kale leaves have a tough exterior, be sure to blend the mixture on the highest speed until nice and smooth. Serve chilled with optional ice cubes for a healthy summer drink!
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Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange

[This post is part of my Green Smoothie series]

Kale, one of the healthiest greens out there is perfect to use in a smoothie. I typically use curly kale but this time I blended Lacinato or Tuscan kale, of the dinosaur kale variety. A little history lesson: Lacinato kale, enjoyed by the Romans, has been grown in Italy for centuries and is used in much of Italian cuisine. The taste is also a bit milder and sweeter than curly kale, perfect for a morning green smoothie!

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Ginger Green Smoothie with Apples and Kale Leaves

[This post is part of my Green Smoothie series]

Using kale leaves in a green smoothie may be a bit unpalatable for some people. So to make the flavor more forgiving, I added a few apples and fresh ginger root. Ginger is incredibly healthy, packed with vitamins and minerals and studies show that ginger can even relieve nausea during pregnancy.

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Kale Green Smoothie with Mixed Berries and Bananas

[This post is part of my Green Smoothie series]

Kale is an excellent addition to green smoothies because it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C and fiber. The flavor of kale in green smoothies is strong, so I suggest using less kale in the beginning and then adding more when it’s palatable to your taste.

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