With my husband recovering from his recent hospital stay, I really want to provide him with some nutrient dense treats. Enter today’s creation: a green smoothie I have dubbed “Strawberry Kale Forever.”
Strawberry Kale Forever
Ingredients and Preparation:
Throw these ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth (I use a VitaMix):
- 4-5 large kale leaves
- 2 large chard leaves
- 1/2 bunch spinach
- 1-inch of peeled ginger
- 1/2 green (tart) apple, peeled
- 1/4 meyer lemon, peeled
- 4 large strawberries
- 1 cup unfiltered apple juice
- 1 cup ice (optional)
I include the ice because my VitaMix can heat things up a bit. If your blender doesn’t, you might wish to omit it. You don’t have to use meyer lemons either, but they’re a delicious cross between a lemon and an orange, which I think adds a distinct flavor. Lemon rind is edible, but can add a slightly bitter flavor – you might like it, but I was looking for something sweeter.
When my husband and I did a 60-day juice fast, we drank a lot of green juices. When using a juicer, kale, spinach and chard don’t result in a lot of liquid, but you cannot beat the nutrients they provide.
Here’s wishing you all good health!