Post Workout Smoothie – Aid for Recovery

 Cranberry, cucumber, Kale, Orange, smoothie recipes, smoothies without yogurt, tofu  Comments Off on Post Workout Smoothie – Aid for Recovery
Mar 272017
 
post workout smoothie

This post workout smoothie recipe comes from the website Prevention.com.

It is considered to be a post workout smoothie because of:

  1. The beet will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow
  2. Kale really does live up to the hype, providing a large number of minerals and vitamins to support your physical exercise

Plus, this simple smoothie tastes really good too!

In you favorite smoothie blender mix:

  • 1 cup silken tofu (confused about the difference between regular and “silken” tofu? Follow this link for the facts)
  • Half a cup frozen (or fresh) cranberries
  • Half a medium sized beet (roasted or raw)
  • Half a medium cucumber
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered, or half a cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 stalk of celery

Here is another really good smoothie recipe featuring Kale. You might want to try this one too.

Blend until smooth, then enjoy!

Post Workout Smoothie

Kale Smoothie – Greenest Recipe

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Dec 022016
 
kale smoothie

Here is a mixed veggie and fruit Kale smoothie that again shows how flexible any smoothie recipe can be. As is, this is a really tasty and “green” mix. But, if you find the taste of Kale too harsh substitute another leafy green such as baby spinach.

Its also easy to turn this Kale smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse by adding a tablespoon of Chia. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it won’t change the results.

In your favorite blender mix:

Handful of Kale (or another leafy green, such as spinach) leaves
1 cup seedless purple grapes
1 Apple, peeled and cored. Your choice of type
large pinch of cinnamon
2 Tsp. of Stevia, Agave Nectar or Organic Honey
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Optional: A few shakes of pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg to add a more complex flavor

Kale Smoothie – A Green Recipe

Healthy Green Kale Smoothie

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Nov 142016
 
healthy green kale smoothie

Here is a quick addition to our Kale smoothie collection. I call it a healthy green kale smoothie because it is all that and even more. In addition to healthy Kale the recipe includes both banana and pineapple to smooth out the Kale’s sometimes sharp taste.

This is a pretty easy recipe to build and I am sure you will enjoy the results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • One cup chopped Kale
  • Half cup pineapple juice (we had some Trader Joe’s juice that worked well and wasn’t full of sugar and other stuff)/li>
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (diced)
  • Cup unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Frozen Banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)

All ingredients go in the blender at the same time then mix until smooth. The result is a healthy green kale smoothie I think you’ll like a lot.

Do you have time for another before you go? Follow this link for another of our green recipes

Easy and Tasty Healthy Green Kale Smoothie

Kale Apple Smoothie – Smooth and Tasty

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Nov 032016
 
kale apple smoothie

Despite all the health benefits of kale many just can’t come to enjoy the taste. I myself have also had to force down smoothies with either too much kale or too little other ingredients from time to time. But this kale apple smoothie includes just enough fruit to take the edge off the kale and create a fully satisfying smoothie experience.

Try it for yourself and see if you don’t agree!

  • 3/4 cup chopped kale. TIP: remove the stems and ribs for a smoothie drink
  • 1 celery stock. The one we used wasn’t huge and we chopped it up to lessen the load on the blender
  • Half a good sized frozen banana, peeled and sliced. TIP: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING!
  • Half a cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Ice to taste. If the banana isn’t frozen you will probably want more ice

Everything goes into your blender at the same time. Mix until smooth and enjoy!

Kale Apple Smoothie