Recipe for a nutritious kale smoothie

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In recent years, kale has become the trendy, go-to green for vegetarians and vegans. This leafy vegetable, which is related to broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, is rich in calcium and Vitamins A, K, and C. It also contains what are considered anti-cancer properties. It’s no wonder that kale is frequently used in cooking and healthy diets.

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For those of you seeking a quick kale fix for breakfast or after a workout, here is a great recipe for a tasty kale smoothie:

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Kale smoothie: tasty and healthy

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 chopped, ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 cups of chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple or berries
  • 1 cup of orange or pomegranate juice

 

Simply blend all ingredients together until the smoothie reaches the desired texture. Taste before serving, and add more water to adjust thickness. This smoothie is sweet, creamy and full of nutrients. It serves 2, and should be served fresh!

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