Today’s segment of Rainbow Smoothie Series is the green smoothie. I have so many favourite green smoothies and this is only one of them! I will be sharing many more green smoothies with you in the future. That’s a promise.
I always have a smoothie for breakfast and since I’m trying to be more and more healthy, I usually go for a green one. As long as you have a few sweet fruits, you can load these smoothies with so many vegetables and it will still taste like a treat. I love it!
The main component in this green beauty is the kale! (And the spinach, but let’s focus on the kale!)
Kale is supposedly the healthiest food in the world. Yeah, that’s right. Those are a few words that make me want to juice it, smooth it, bake it, steam it and just basically stuff myself with it.
- Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat
- Kale is high in iron
- Kale is high in Vitamin K
- Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants
- Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food
- Kale is great for cardiovascular support
- Kale is high in Vitamin A
- Kale is high in Vitamin C
- Kale is high in calcium
- Kale is a great detox food
Information found at Mind Body Green. Follow the link for a more detailed description.
The Green Smoothie
- 1 massive handful kale
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 lime or 1/4 lemon
- 1 paraguayos peach
- 1 kiwi fruit
- 1 dl water
- 1 squirt of agave
- fresh mint to taste
Run in a blender until completely smooth. Add water a bit at a time to control thickness. Serve with a straw, some raw almonds and a sprinkle of organic coconut flakes.