Superfood Kale Smoothie

I am one that likes to add Kale and/or Spinach to a smoothie for added green nutrition, making it Super Green.

As I think about the word Green, it brings to mind what the color Green represents.  In readings, it desclife, nature energy and renewal.

The color green, as applied to the food we eat, providing that deep rich abundantly nutrition to a diet.

Kale, Spinach or other deep green vegetables eaten in any form adds so many beneficial  vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to  enhance ones overall health.

Kale, Spinach or other dark green vegetables to your diet.

For more ideas to make delicious healthy smoothies check out a previous food blog /recipes options entitled Blend up some Healthy Smoothies for the New Year.

To Healthy Eating!

Melissa

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Superfood Kale Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Healthy Shakes & Smoothies
Cuisine All American
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 337 kcal

Equipment

  • Basic Blender
  • NutriBullet Blender
  • Vitamix Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Handful Kale Or Spinach
  • 1 Tsp Ginger 1/4 inch piece of peeled ginger
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Cut; fresh or frozen
  • 1 Cup Coconut water Any flavor, I use pineapple flavor
  • 1 tsp Spirulina powder Optional, I put extra in mine, noted by the dark green color!
  • 1 tsp Wheatgrass powder Optional
  • Slivered nuts Optional
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder Optional for added Protein

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
  • If it is too thick, you can always add more water or ice.
  • For an added boost of fiber add Flax or Hemp seeds.
  • Once prepared, top with Gogi Berries, flakes of Coconut or slivered Almonds(or Cashews), pomegranate seeds, or even Berries of your choice.

Notes

Melissa's Modifications:  Smoothies are a great way to add nutrition to your diet, replenish after a workout or as a meal replacement. Add protein powder like Orgain to increase the protein, and decrease the fruit and oil will decrease Carbs and Fats.
Nutritional Values: As prepared 337 Calories; 9.4g Fat; 26g Carbs; 18g Fiber; 30g Protein. If the calories are too high, adjust/play with the ingredients to decrease Carbs and increase protein.