Kale is a super nutritious crucifer vegetable; vegetables with several anti-cancer compounds as well has compounds that help the liver to detoxify chemicals and metabolic by-products.
Kale is also rich in lutein, a carotenoid that can help to reduce the leading cause of blindness in those age 50 and older: macular degeneration – see blog post here to learn more. Smoothies are a great way to sneak vegetables into your diet without even tasting them.
Cranberry Kale Smoothie
- 2 cups kale
- 1 1/2 cups 100% pure cranberry juice unsweetened
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 banana
- 2 blood oranges peeled
- 1 whole lime not just the juice
Blend kale and liquids together until completely blended. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again.