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Kale, Apple, Banana Smoothie

Kale, Apple, Banana Smoothie

Kale, Apple, Banana Smoothie.  If you add raw Kale to a blender with some ice cold water, a sweet apple, along with a banana (preferably frozen) it blends into this refreshing light green color smoothie, with a delicious sweet taste!

Lately, there have been many discussions all over the media, including the Internet about the health benefits of this leafy green vegetable called Kale!

Did you know that Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the HIGH concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K; all the vitamins your body needs to fight free-radicals.  Kale also contains sulphur-containing phytonutrients (I had to look this one up) which are health-promoting properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver-health-promoting activities.

Which brings me to why I had to try this Kale “thing” everyone was talking about, and I thought it would be a good idea to try it in a smoothie first.

Well, it was AMAZING!  And I am loving it for the first time, its absolutely a keeper in my book.

I bought Kale for the first time at the fresh market the other day; a light green colored Kale, (not the dark one) with its leafy greens that were soft to the touch.  The woman behind the stand recommended that I use raw Kale in my smoothies, to gain all the health benefits from eating raw vegetables.

And, since I love Fuji apples which I think are sweeter than any other apple, and I always add in a frozen banana as well is how I made this quick smoothie for myself.

I am always on the run in the mornings, and this smoothie helped me to get out the door feeling  clean and satisfied for hours.  Personally,  I think it should be called the Healthy Kale Smoothie!  Have a great day everyone!

Kale, Apple, Banana Smoothie

  • 1 small Fuji Apple -peeled, cored
  • 1 medium Banana
  • 1 handful of fresh Kale -washed, stems removed
  • 1+1/2 cups cold spring water
  • ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients in the blender on high speed and pour into a tall glass and serve.

Serves 1

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  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    June 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Welcome to the Kale community! This smoothie sounds perfect – can't wait to try it. If it will make me pretty like you two I'm going to eat it everyday!

    • Reply
      June 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Tricia! Yep – First time ever – we didn't grow up on Kale, never even tried it before either. But I loved it in my smoothie! You are so sweet! Thanks.

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    Marin mama cooks
    June 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Hey girls! So glad you're on the kale bandwagon. It's super tasty, isn't it? When I started eating kale a little over a year ago, I only ate it in smoothies. It's just so easy to drink your greens, right?
    I then went to a vegan cooking class where the instructor taught us how to massage kale and she made the most amazing kale salad. I was then transformed and became a huge kale addict. You should try lacinato/dinosaur kale next and try it in a salad. It's a bit less bitter tasting than the lighter curly kale. Give my lacinato kale salad a try. It has turned kale lovers into kale haters.
    Have a great weekend girls! xoxo, Jackie

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      June 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Hey Jackie! I would love to try your kale salad, that sounds fantastic. I am so excited learning about something totally out of our comfort zone- you have no idea! Can't wait to try it in a salad – thanks so much 🙂

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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    June 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

    So healthy and a super smoothie! We are SO into smoothies in our house and this ones sounds perfect!
    mary x

    • Reply
      June 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks Mary – I am now hooked on this kale smoothie- it is really fantastic !Have a great day!

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