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.
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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.