Kale and Orange Smoothie

kale-300x225Our kale has been growing prolifically this year.  We had a few leaves leftover from our lunch and I thought this would be a wonderful time to try it in a smoothie.  So I made an orange and kale smoothie!

You will need the following ingredients:

1 cup almond milk

½ cup kale

1 whole orange (Valencia)

Preparation: Wash the kale.  Separate the leaves from the stems by picking apart or cutting up the kale.  You can be adventurous and use the whole plant.  If you are not familiar with the taste, try ½ a cup to start.  Place the kale into the blender.

Peel or cut up 1 whole orange.  I prefer Valencia because they are a bit sweeter.  Place the orange in the blender along with the kale.  You can leave a bit of the albedo for extra fiber.

Add 1 cup of almond milk and blend all the ingredients: kale, orange and milk until smooth.  It may take a few minutes.   I have a little magic bullet, which took approximately 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

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This recipe makes 2 servings of 6 oz smoothies.

1 serving contains:  Total Calories 75; 3g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 3g  Dietary Fiber, 3g Fat (1g of Monounsaturated fat); 76 mg of sodium.

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