Spinach, kale, collard greens, watercress...whatever your preference, leafy greens are some of the healthiest, most nutritious foods out there. We’d all benefit from adding more to our diet! That being said, we know it can be difficult to fit greens into your daily diet. That’s why every Monday we’ll share one of our favorite green smoothie recipes with you.
Whether you’re a healthy eating pro and leafy greens are your favorite part of your diet, or you’re new to healthy eating and aren’t sure where to start, green smoothies are an easy way to increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Start your week off right by trying one of our recipes or creating your own!
Who doesn’t love a good berry smoothie? The blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and blackberries in this week’s smoothie combine with the baby kale to make a delicious combination! Because berries are “some of the highest antioxidant foods in existence,” it’s no wonder that they are tremendously beneficial to our health. These juicy little superfoods can reduce blood pressure and inflammation as well as prevent DNA damage, and they have been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer. This smoothie is also an ideal afternoon pick-me-up, because eating berries is good for your brain!
Here’s the recipe:
Serving Size: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2 cups packed baby kale
12 oz frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries recommended)
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 1/4 cup water (adjust as needed)
Toss all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and enjoy!
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