"One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus." (Link to full article of why kale is amazing.)
So, clearly something good to be eating. And the other things I ended up putting in the smoothie are definitely on the "good for you" scale as well.
|So pretty before it's all blended up.|
6 oz of strawberry yogurt
1 cup washed kale
1 cup frozen strawberries
~1/4 cup cranberries
~1/4 cup orange juice
Basically, I just used whatever was handy. You could use more or less yogurt, in whatever flavor you have, I just happened to be lucky to have strawberry. I made sure not to include any stems from the kale because I had a feeling the blender wouldn't have been to happy about them. You could also substitute fresh strawberries for frozen, but I like using the frozen because then you don't need to add any ice. My cranberries were also frozen, since it's not cranberry season currently. I threw them in because they're also high in vitamins and, hey, why not. I didn't actually measure them, but I think it was around a quarter cup. The orange juice I added because there was too much solid and not enough liquid for the poor blender. I would have added a bit more, but it was almost gone (and also past it's date, coincidentally) so I just poured in what was left.
|Drink me! I'm super good for you!|
I love making smoothies because they're so good for you and they're always different! I almost never put the same combination of things in them twice and, even if you do, it's never exactly the same because, honestly, who measures anything when it comes to smoothies? They're also delightfully filling and such a nice cool treat when the weather is warm.
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