December 4, 2010

Believe in Green

Believe in Green . Listen to Victoria Boutenko HERE

Today's inspirational message is all about the benefits of the green goo we want you to guzzle, glug, and gulp. It's ALL about those glorious greens. Take kale for example...

"As far as nutrition goes, kale has lots to offer. One cup yields an astonishing 206% of the daily recommended intake for vitamin A, 134% of that for vitamin C and 684% of that for vitamin K! WOW! This leafy green is also a very good source of vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. It supplies good stores of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and is a good source of dietary fiber."

I know things like spinach and baby greens are easy, but one of the best things you can do for yourself is include variety in your smoothies. If we eat the same thing every day, we can develop allergies and sensitivities. Explore what your produce section has to offer.

If you have some in your fridge, then here's a fun little holiday recipe to try out!

Kris Kringle's Kale Kooler
Ingredients:
1 mango
1 pear
2 dates (soaked) - optional
3 - 4 big leaves of kale
water/ice for blending as needed
Directions:

Blend your fruit with your water (approx. 1/2 to 1 cup) until smooth. Tear or chop kale from the stem/spine and chop into smaller pieces. Add a handful to your fruit base and blend until smooth. Add each handful of greens progressively. Add and blend a little ice at the end to "kool" off your smoothie!

2 comments:

  1. I like to use kale in my home made soups. Hubby likes them and I try to get as many veggies as possible into them.

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  2. Thanks for your lovely comment Barbara! I'm doing the 24 day countdown to Christmas so I have been drinking green smoothies and they are delicious!

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