Vitamix Kale Smoothie
I love my Vitamix. It can blend, chop and process almost anything. Recently I have been on a kale smoothie kick. Here is what I use for a basic breakfast smoothie:
OJ or frozen pineapple chunks
Several leaves of kale, minus the stalk
A carrot or two
Fresh ginger, peeled
I tend not to measure the ingredients and go with my gut.
You can add just about anything: apple, pears, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, oranges, cucumber—get creative!
Kale is one of my favorites simply due to its health benefits. It has the potential to reduce inflammation, decrease the risk for several cancers, it provides a great deal of vitamins K, A and C and over 45 flavonoids. By adding it to a smoothie I get raw veggie servings early in the day and a boost of energy.
Blend away and enjoy!