Purple Kale Smoothie

Purple Kale Smoothie

IMG_3332Purple kale smoothie! A wonderful way to eat kale. We regularly have green kale smoothies, but now that I can find purple kale in our grocery stores, I’m getting the purple ones.

Purple kale is known to have¬†anthocyanins, which is what makes the kale purple. This is a type of phytonutrient that is said to have potential disease fighting benefits. It is also found in other red / blue / purple fruits and veggies such as blueberries, purple corn, blackberries, cranberries, and the like. I’m not that interested in knowing if it will fight diseases, just that it is very healthy for us anyway.

Kale itself is high in Vitamin A, C, and K, and is high in antioxidants. Kale may also help reduce cholesterol levels.

IMG_3335 Eating kale in a smoothie is one way I can easily get my kids to have more veggies daily. The kale in the smoothie (or spinach) is hardly discernible. This particular kale smoothie ended up tasting like ice cream!

Purple Kale Smoothie
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Recipe type: smoothie
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Serves: 32 oz - about 2 servings
 
Purple Kale smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 large handful of purple kale (about 1.5 packed cups)
  • 1 teaspoon truvia or stevia
  • 1 cup mixed berries (i used blueberry, blackberry, raspberry mix)
  • 1.5 cups ice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in a blender in the order listed, and blend well.

 

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