Best Green Smoothie Recipe

September 12th, 2012
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Hail to the KALE

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Yes, you read this correctly, we're presenting you with the best green drink recipe. And, it's not just any drink. It's the glorious, over-the-top refreshing Kale Smuice.

What makes our Kale Smuice the BEST green drink?

1. It's Kale.

2. Really, hail to the kale, people! This green is incredible: Per calorie it has more iron than beef and more calcium than cow's milk.

3. It's a Smuice. Smoothie + Juice = Smuice. Also known as a divine elixir that is packed with vitamins and fiber, has epic thirst quenching abilities and transforms you into the coolest person in your office/school/town/neighborhood.

Kale Smuice Recipe

We know, we had you at kale. But we don't just aim to please, we're here to over-impress. So we've snuck in some other tasty (and nutritious, shhh...) ditties to complement President Kale. Easy to blend up, sweet and zesty with little ginger kick, you'll be looking to supersize your serving (guilt-free).

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cans (17 oz total) coconut water, unsweetened
  • 2 large apples, cored and quartered2 lemons, juiced (about 4 oz)
  • 2 large handfuls of kale, destemmed
  • 1 large knob of ginger (about 1-2 inches, to your liking/tolerance)
  1. Place all ingredients in blender**
  2. Mix on high until smooth

*We use Amy & Brian's All Natural Coconut Water with Pulp. The lime or non-lime also work.

**We use a high speed blender (basically a turbo airplane engine in this baby). If your machine is a little less intense, then blend ingredients together in mini batches until everything is included in the blender's pitcher.

 

What can you expect

 

Comments (4)

Thursday September 13th, 2012 - 03:01 PM

Chris

On top of that of already being a fantastic recipe, I'm sure most people don't realize that you're improving the iron absorption by adding the lemon juice. How so? Vitamin C (present in citrus juices) significantly increases the absorption of non-heme (plant) iron specifically!

Monday September 24th, 2012 - 01:32 PM

Ms. Nichols

Hi, This green drink is the "real deal"....This is packed with real powerhouse vitamins and taste...Other green drinks are just so-so. This one actually tastes healthy..

There are a gazillion party,fruity,soupy,sugary,icy,milky,veggie,banana,lumpy, tomato-y-, drinks out there...you get the point..None of them actually taste as though they are truly good for you....Good girl!

Sunday October 7th, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Mrs Sippy

I DO NOT recommend having more than one of these beverages per week, and here's why...

Last summer, I got really motivated after watching "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" ..So, I bought a juicer and started in on an 8-day juice-feast. After that I started incorporating some easy-to-digest solid foods, but kept drinking 2 or 3 kale-based green juices per day.

I lost about 25 pounds in about 7 weeks, which is a safe amount, but then suddenly I started feeling really horrible.

Come to find out, Kale and other cruciferous veggies are 'goitrogens' and I was essentially juicing myself into hypothyroidism. Who knew something so 'healthy' could be so detrimental?!

My skin got really dry, I started getting hives on my face, I was always cold, had headaches and lethargy, my hands were swollen and tingly, I gained 10 pounds in a month and the worst part was that I felt like I was losing my mind. I couldn't think clearly and I was easily irritated.

If you LIGHTLY cook kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and other crucifers, it breaks down their goitrogenic properties without damaging their nutrients. Sorry, Raw Foodies :(

Just thought I'd share this with all of you, so you don't make the mistakes I made and spend the next year struggling to regain your health.

Wednesday November 7th, 2012 - 08:31 AM

Cathy

Mrs. Sippy,
Thank you for your response and the great information that you share. It is important to eat a variety of vegetables, proteins, grains and fruit each and every day. Some people may have hidden food allergies and thyroid issues that surface at different ages. They can surface due to a variety of reasons both environmental and genetic.
We urge everyone to pay attention to their own health. We think that raw Kale in a smoothie is wonderful and highly recommend adding this incredible food to your diet on a rotating basis. Raw or cooked, greens keep you moving.

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