The kale at my local farmers' market is absolutely beautiful right now. This weekend I purchased several curly green bunches and have been enjoying it in salads, roasted in the oven (it makes the most fabulous chips), sautéed with a touch of coconut oil, and even baked into my favorite oatmeal chocolate chocolate chip cookies (I swear!). And if incorporated in the right way, kale is also fabulous in smoothies.
Creamy Banana Kale Smoothie
1 1/2 cups curly green kale (preferably organic), loosely packed, stems removed
1 1/2 banana, frozen
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice
Kale is full of nutrients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that help your body stay vibrant and youthful. Kale is also packed with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll removes heavy metals and chemical toxins from your body.
Combine the ingredients into a powerful blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Thin with water if desired. Enjoy!
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