kale (green smoothie)
A couple years ago, I didn’t know much about kale and certainly didn’t eat much of it. Today, I have come to appreciate its incredible nutritional value.
Three reasons to eat Kale:
1. To fight cancer. Kale is a superstar in the cancer fight for many reasons. A major one is that it contains some of the most powerful antioxidants possible, carotenoinds and flavonoids.
2. For your eyes. Kale contains both high amounts of beta-carotene, which is beneficial to good vision and lutein, which aids in the prevention of macular degeneration.
3. For your heart. Thanks to a healthy dose of fiber, Kale is great for keeping blood pressure down and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Kale has plenty more health benefits, but the first time I tried it, I didn’t like it and I don’t tend to eat what I don’t like. But then, one magical day at a farmers market, I tried some that had been cooked with garlic and olive oil. Simple and surprisingly delicious.
In all honesty, I still don’t really like kale as a salad green, but here is another recipe that I love, is easy to make and is packed with health benefits:
2 cups raw Kale
1 Banana, frozen (or not)
1/3 cup Orange Juice
1/4 cup Milk
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (optional)
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal (optional)
1 teaspoon Honey (optional…I add it to fight allergies)
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Found the original recipe here (thanks to pinterest)