Smoothies are a fast, efficient way of delivering much needed nutrients to the body. They never get boring because you can mix and match the combinations depending on what you're in the mood for. These days I am all about having them for breakfast. Five minutes of prep time with very little fuss, and I can get on with the business of enjoying the rest of my day.
Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is a great source of calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin E, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fibre. The list goes on but you get the idea of just how beneficial this superfood can be. By chucking a few leaves of kale into your morning smoothie, you're already seeing to it that you're getting a lot of the nutrients that you could easily miss out on during the course of the day. What a start!
Don't let the colour put you off (although who doesn't like green!) - the addition of apple and pear to this smoothie sweetens the whole deal and the earthy flavour of kale is practically eclipsed.
Let me know what your favourite smoothie combinations are - I'm always looking to try something new!
- handful of kale leaves
- 1-2 red apples
- 1 large pear
- 1 tbsp ginger
- juice of half a lemon
- 2 cups water
Throw all the ingredients into a blender, starting with the water (to make blending easier) and whiz for a couple of minutes until the smoothie is liquidised and lump-free. Enjoy!