“When inflammation becomes chronic, it’s like having the alarm bells going off in your body 24/7,” warns Michelle Babb, MS, RD, author of Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy Healthy Brain. “Those signals become maladaptive and can lead to chronic disease.”
Where do I start with this green smoothie?! It’s such a good one! Our bodies do a pretty great job of detoxifying thanks to our livers. But it never hurts to help out by including foods that naturally detoxify our bodies. Kale is a great detoxifier, as are all cruciferous veggies. The glucosinolates in kale form …
I am perpetually delighted by the fact that citrus comes into season at the very moment when we could use an extra boost of sunshine and vitamin C. And though citrus fruits aren’t the most common of smoothie ingredients, I really think they should be. Here’s a bright and fresh smoothie filled with clementines, coconut, and turmeric. Like a healthified Orange Julius, it makes a fabulous, filling breakfast or replenishing post-workout meal.
Start your morning off right with a yummy & healthy kale smoothie!
Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
1 cup soy milk…
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
14 frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
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In a blender, combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add vanilla and sugar if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Dino-myte Morning Kale Smoothie (click here to view and print recipe)
1 cup Dino (Tuscan) Kale, packed
3/4 cup Almond-Coconut Milk
1 cup ice
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Homemade V8 juice. It will leave you feeling refreshed, high energy, and ready to take on the day!
… – 2 tomatoes
– 1 beet
– 1 bunch parsley
– 3-4 radishes
– 1 cucumber
– 4 stalks celery
– 1 cup spinach
– 1 red pepper
– 1-2 lemons (optional, for those who enjoy a bit of kick)
Juice the above ingredients
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups stemmed and chopped kale or spinach
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple (about 1/4 medium pineapple)
- 1 ripe banana, chopped
- Combine the coconut milk, ½ cup water, the kale, pineapple, and banana in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding more water to reach the desired consistency.