Saturday, March 9, 2013

Smoothie Saturday #8 - Peachy Keen Kale

Peachy Keen Kale Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 015-4_zps7a7efec5.jpg

Smoothie Saturday #8 - Peachy Keen Kale

A while ago I bought - The "NutriBullet". Since then I have been creating many smoothie creations.

Today is the seventh "Smoothie Saturday" where I will share one of my smoothie experimentation.

In this recipe the healthiest ingredient is Kale.

Kale - is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, Iron and much much more.  Kale lowers cholesterol, is a good source of fiber and protein and is said to have anti-cancer properties. (again - I'm not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).

CAUTION:  Kale contains chemicals called "goitrogens" which inhibit the absorption of iodine - so if you have "hypothyroidism" you will want to keep this in mind when eating Kale.

Click HERE to view different Kale varieties 

Peachy Keen Kale Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 012-4_zps522bba5d.jpg

1 large peach (washed & pitted - if you don't like the skin then you may peel)
1 small apple (washed & cored)
3 tender Kale leaves (washed & deveined)
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1 tablespoon walnuts
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup kefir (or yogurt)
1/4 cup water (if it is too thick)

Begin with the smaller "NutriBullet" container and use the "nut & seed" blade to blend & chop the walnuts & flax seeds. Now place the remaining ingredients (including the processed seeds & nuts from the first step) into the larger "NutriBullet" container and use the "smoothie" blade. Blend for about 30 seconds (or until fully blended).
IMPORTANT: All of my smoothie recipes on this blog are measured for the "NutriBullet" and are a single serving - if you have a different kind of blender that has a larger capacity then you may increase the amount of ingredients according to your desired smoothie needs. The ingredients in this recipe measure close to the max line of the NutriBullet. 

Peachy Keen Kale Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 014-7_zps6ccda14b.jpg

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg

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1 comment:

  1. That screams healthy! Looks like it would be good. Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble!


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