Almost four years ago, I came home with my first Vitamix blender. At the time, I did not know anything about kale, and certainly never thought I would eat it several times a week. For months, I made green smoothies using spinach, until one day I decided to give kale a try. This was the first smoothie I made using kale, and years later it is still one of the most popular smoothies in my house — even my girls love this one!
Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. It has TEN times the vitamin C, FOUR times the vitamin A, almost twice as much vitamin K, and more calcium and B6, when compared to spinach. Make sure you try this super nutritious, leafy green next time you make a smoothie!
|Orange Pear Green Smoothie||
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 pear
- 1 orange, peel removed
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup kale
- handful of ice
- Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender
- Start on a low speed, slowly increasing to high
- Blend until smooth, about one minute