I still had some extra kale after making my Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad, so I thought I’d make a smoothie with some of it! I had read awhile back that kale has 10 times the vitamin C, 4 times the vitamin A, almost 2 times the vitamin K, and more calcium and vitamin B6 than spinach does. If that’s true, kale is definitely super-nutritious!
Usually I add honey to sweeten up my smoothies, but the 5 different kinds of fruit in this, especially the pineapple, make the smoothie sweet enough on its’ own. When you put all the ingredients in the blender, you might think that 1/4 cup orange juice is not enough liquid, but it blends up into a really nice, thick smoothie—the perfect consistency!
Orange Pear Kale Green Smoothie
ORANGE PEAR KALE GREEN SMOOTHIE by NancyC
Makes about 24 ounces, or 3 (8-ounce) servings
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup green grapes
1 pear, cut into slices or chunks
1 orange, peeled
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 of a frozen banana
1 cup kale, well packed
Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth, at least 1 minute. Pour into glasses and serve.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
I like using kale in smoothies and soups, as well as salads. What different ways have you tried using kale?