I’m a huge fan of green smoothies—they’re a tasty, easy way to get some extra greens into your diet without really trying. Today, I’m sharing the recipe for one of my favorite green smoothies with you, my cherry kale smoothie recipe. I really love this smoothie because it incorporates two really healthy foods, cherries and kale.
Kale is very well-known as a super food. It’s an excellent source of iron, calcium, and Vitamins K, A, and C. Kale can also help your brain work more efficiently. And, it doesn’t hurt that kale is very low in calories and is fat-free. Many health-conscious people really try to add more kale to their diets, which is why I love including them in green smoothies. You can hide the kale in the smoothie and still get all of the awesome health benefits.
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There has also been a lot of buzz about cherries lately. Many athletes have read about the benefits of tart cherries for reducing inflammation and helping with recovery. In general, cherries are high in Vitamin C and fiber. I also really like them for smoothies because they don’t have little seeds like raspberries or strawberries, which I find a little distracting in a smoothie. Tart or sweet, you’ll get great health benefits from adding cherries to your diet.
Convinced that a cherry kale smoothie is an easy way to get some healthy foods into your diet? Here’s the recipe!
- 1-2 kale leaves, rib removed
- 1 c milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- 1 c frozen cherries
- 1 scoop protein powder
- Sweetener as desired
- First, blend the kale and milk together until the kale is finely blended. Then add the cherries, protein powder, and (optional) sweetener.
- Make this a vegan smoothie by using plant-based protein powder (I used Vega Bodacious Berry Protein Smoothie) and non-dairy milk.
Are you a fan of green smoothies?
What’s your favorite green veggie? Spinach? Kale?
What are some easy ways you use to sneak healthy foods into your diet?