One of the easiest ways to pop kale into your diet is a smoothie. Adding extra-sweet fruits, such as pineapple and banana, helps tames its bitter, peppery flavor, making this super-tasty—and nutritious! Kale is rich in vitamins and contains a healthy dose of fiber, iron, and calcium.
Dietitian Tip: For an extra-cold smoothie, use frozen fruit. No chilling needed!
Servings and Ingredients
|3 c. loosely packed chopped kale leaves*|
|1 medium banana, peeled and sliced|
|1 ½ c. fresh pineapple chunks|
|½ c. peeled, sliced cucumber|
|1 c. unsweetened coconut water|
- In a blender, combine kale, banana, pineapple, cucumber and coconut water. Cover and blend until smooth. Cover and chill for several hours or up to 3 days.
- *Note: Stash a bag of kale leaves in the freezer for a nicely chilled drink anytime.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 30mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 22g
- Protein: 3g