This smoothie is healthy, nutritious and delicious. It has greens that are high in vitamins. What is amazing, you can’t even taste them!!!!
1 cup apple juice
1 cup OJ
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/ 2 cup frozen watermelon–or any other fruit
2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 cups total of chopped Kale and Red Swiss Chard
1/2 cup Kefir
Blend all fruit and juice and flax seed in blender for about a minute–add Greens a cup at a time. Smoothies will be thick because the fruit is frozen so it will take a while to get mixing. Watermelon has a lot of water in it so it is usually not necessary to add water. But you may find you may need a little if you are using some other fruit.
You get Vit C from the OJ, antioxidants from the berries, Omega 3’s from the flax-seed, active cultures from the Kefir (Kefir has higher amounts of active cultures than yogurt) and the greens are high in cancer fighting properties. Kale absolutely rich and abundant in calcium, lutein, iron, and Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein. Kale is rich in Vitamin C not to mention the much needed fiber so lacking in the daily diet of processed food eating Americans.
So this is a totally wonderfully delicious, yet extremely healthy smoothie. Dont let the color or ingredients dissuade you…. Give it a try–I promise you wont be disappointed!!!