Lately, I’ve been having oatmeal and blueberries for breakfast, but I wanted to find something that could make breakfast on the go a bit easier.
I tested this blueberry kale smoothie today, and I’m glad to report that it’s a winner.
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
1 cup Organic Kale, chopped
1 cup Organic Spinach, stems trimmed
1/2 cup Organic Blueberries
1/2 Large Carrot, chopped
1/2 Fuji Apple, chopped
1/4 Avocado, sliced
1 tbsp Flaxseed Meal
1/2 cup Organic Lemonade
1. Place carrots, apples, blueberries and avocado at the bottom of the blender container. Pack kale and spinach on top and sprinkle flaxseed on top. Add lemonade. (Tip: If you’re using a Magic Bullet, pack in fruits and veggies in reverse.)
2. Blend until smooth.
The consistency is thicker (which is how I prefer it), but you can easily add in more lemonade or substitute the lemonade with almond or soy milk for a liquid texture. Adding ice, can turn this into an icy treat, too!
Kale Smoothie Benefits
Kale: Full of Vitamins A, K and C making it a rich antioxidant. The fiber in this leafy green also keeps digestion tracts in order.
Spinach: Plays a similar role to kale in its antioxidant properties. It also is a known as an anti-inflammatory and for its ability to lower blood pressure.
Blueberries: These little wonders have one of the highest levels of antioxidants found in fruits and some experts claim that the anthocyanosides found in them slows down vision loss.
Carrots: Rich in Vitamin A, carrots keep hair, skin and nails in top shape.
Apples: The high fiber in apples help keep you fuller, longer. Plus, it’s a great natural sweetener for healthy smoothies.
Avocado: Avocados have massive amounts of Vitamin E and oleic acid that prevent diseases like breast cancer.
Flaxseed: Their concentrated amounts of omega-3 fatty acids help lower bad cholesterol.
There are a lot of different healthy smoothies out there that use kale as the main ingredient. Some can get pretty interesting, like adding in greek yogurt as a base.
Every morning, I plan on having a kale smoothie breakfast on the go, while on my hour-long drive to work to give my body an early start.