We all know that the green vegetables are some of the most nutritious for your body. However, with that being said we don’t always eat as health conscious as we should or we avoid some of the healthier options because they “aren’t as tasty”. This is where I feel like some people are mistaken about spinach and kale. I do encourage you to add flavors when making both of this veggies but I think the bad taste is a misconception that many people have. This is especially true when adding spinach or kale to a smoothie.
Since I am pregnant, for the second time, I am trying to eat healthier not only for myself but for the baby. A growing baby needs so many vitamins and nutrients to develop in the womb. Although you shouldn’t only eat healthy when you are pregnant, it is beneficial that you focus on eating well when you are. A new “food” that I have been turned onto is kale smoothies. Not only is kale high in vitamins such as K, A, and C but it contains calcium and is a great anti-inflammatory food! I personally enjoy these smoothies because I get veggies into my diet without even having to think about it. Check out my favorite recipe:
Yields 2 servings
3 ice cubes
1½ cups coconut milk
2 cups of kale leaves
1 tablespoon lime juice
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon Kelapo coconut oil; room temperature
1 1/2 cups chopped frozen pineapple
1/2 sliced banana
- Place your ice in blender and pulse to crush.
- Add the coconut milk, kale, lime juice, salt and coconut oil. Start by pulsing the mixture and then blend, starting on medium and gradually advancing to high speed.
- Add in your pineapple and banana.
- Blend until the mixture is thick and serve as desired.