Kale Smoothie Recipe You Need To Try Today
Kale is well known as a superfood, which means that it must be packed with lots of healthy nutrients. It sure is, in fact, it’s considered one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat and one of the best dark leafy greens you can use in your green smoothies.
Packed with antioxidants, full of fiber and stuffed with 45 different flavonoids
If you haven’t tried it yourself, then go find some kale (and a blender), because incorporating kale into your menu can be one of the best ways to improve your diet and green smoothie is the easiest way to do that.
Low in calories, but high in nutrients
Kale is extremely popular amongst women because this low-calorie vegetable helps with weight loss. Additionally, kale is rich in vitamin A, which contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and skin. On top of it all, kale is also good for metabolism, due to its high fiber and water content.
Kale is extremely high in vitamins A and K
According to the data available at organicauthority.com, kale has more calcium per kcal than milk, due to what it’s easier for the organism to absorb it. Calcium is an essential mineral for the normal functioning of your body. Although the body can’t produce it itself, so it’s important to keep the calcium intake in check with balanced diet.
Green smoothie is the easiest way to get these nutrients into your body
According to an article in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the rate of calcium absorption from kale is higher than from milk. Besides, kale is high in vitamin K, which helps the organism to use calcium for strengthening and building bones.
Increase your calcium intake without dairy
So, if you’re looking for ways to increase your calcium intake without dairy, kale is a great leafy green to start with. You can also try our Green Superfood Blend, which besides kale, also contains wheatgrass, moringa and plant-based protein – pea protein.
Kale smoothie recipe filled with only good-for-you ingredients
1 cup of kale (chopped, packed)
1 slice of pineapple
½ lime, squeeze in
1 cup of cold water or almond milk
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth
- Serve and enjoy
This dairy-free smoothie is perfect as a healthy breakfast (you can easily take it on the go), post-workout meal, or an afternoon snack.
Boost it with plant-based protein
If you wish to turn your green smoothie into a complete meal, then add 1-2 tablespoons of plant-based protein to it, because per 100g kale contains only 3g of protein.
2 tablespoons of Hemp & Chia Superfood Protein will add an additional 20g of protein to your smoothie.
Drink green smoothies as a meal replacement
That way, besides vitamins and healthy fats, your body will also get the protein it needs. Plant-based protein doesn’t burden your digestive system and it keeps you full for a longer period.