Everyone knows Kale is the one of the most nutritious dark leafy greens and one of the best affordable superfoods on the planet, however the truth is that not everyone is fond of the taste or texture.
I remember from my childhood days as a plate decoration at chain restaurants rather than a healthy and delicious food, and I still am not the biggest fan of the taste to be 100% honest, even though I do buy organic kale every now and then.
This recipe for an “Undercover Kale Smoothie” is a great way to squeeze the nutritionally dense, dark leafy green vegetable into a drink everyone can enjoy (the kids won’t even know it’s there due to the reddish-orange color).
This undercover green smoothie is great for both kids and adults who say they don’t “like” green smoothies.
Kale is a great source of vitamins A,C,K, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.
Many of the most essential nutrients you need on a daily basis are all packed into this incredibly nourishing plant.
Undercover Kale Smoothie Ingredients:
-2 cups of Kale
-1 whole papaya (preferably organic; many Hawaiian varieties are GMO)
-2 cups cherries (we used frozen cherries, but a couple tablespoons of organic tart cherry juice also works in a pinch)
-1 cup water (optional)
(Note) You can also add a couple teaspoons of organic coconut oil to the mix to help absorption of the nutrients.
The papaya should provide enough liquid to emulsify this smoothie. Papayas are excellent for aiding in digestion, and the cherries are anti-inflammatory while providing a wealth of antioxidants (and taste, of course).
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
This recipe was provided by the health recipe organization Get Your Health Up in 2013, which is no longer active.