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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kale & Kiwi Green Drink

Why jump on the kale bandwagon?  Trends aside, it's one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.  It can protect you from dying from cancer.  That's a big claim from a humble leaf.  But it's true.  It's a cruciferous vegetable, and like other veggies from the Brassica family (Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, and broccoli),  it is full of sulphur containing phytonutrients.  It's a great source of calcium, vitamins A & C, and even omega 3 fatty acids.  
After a fun weekend with family, and one too many heavy (but delicious!) meals, I needed a cleansing powerhouse of a drink this morning.  I love kiwi with kale, the sour, sweet tastes perfectly cuts the taste of the kale.  Which is fabulous sautéed with garlic for dinner, just not my first choice before coffee!
3 Kale leaves
1 stalk of celery
2 kiwis
3 sprigs of parsley
1 green apple
1/4 cucumber
1 cup water
Blend all ingredients.  If you desire more sweetness, add a banana, green grapes, or both!

1 comment:

  1. Green drink enthusiasts give leafy green vegetables an added blow of antioxidants by accumulating a fruit base to their nutritious drink.