We were at the store last night and I said to Toby, “I need to get some kale”. He demanded to know what I needed it for, as if I was going to sneak it into something and not tell him about it. Well, I guess I am guilty of trying that kind of thing once, or twice. But this time, my plan was to 1) explain the health benefits of kale, 2) make a smoothie that tasted like something other than kale, 3) ask him to taste just a small sip.
“Kale is a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, and K, iron, calcium, fiber, AND anti-cancer compounds,” I began. “Kale is full of nutrients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and it provides a healthy amount of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps to remove toxins from your body. Considering all of that, isn’t this worth a try?”
He actually liked it! His words… “It tastes fresh.” Let me know if you like it, too.
- 1½ cups curly green kale, stems removed
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ apple, peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks
- 1½ cups water
- ½ cup ice
- Combine kale, banana, apple and water in a blender and blend on high. Add ice and finish blending. Thin with a little more water, if needed, to reach desired consistency.