Just got in from the gym and decided to make myself a protein green smoothie. This is always a quicker option than cooking, especially when your tired. Check out my beautiful bouquet of greens. Just freshly cut from my garden. It’s November and cold here in New York, however my collard greens, curly leaf kale, Tuscan kale, and parsley are surviving strong. Even the two days of frost we had a couple of weeks ago. Kale and collards are cool-season greens that are part of the cruciferous family along with cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and bok choy. They grow best in the springtime and fall and can tolerate frost. Leafy greens are power food packed with power nutrients. Plus all greens are low in calories. And a serving of just about any of the deeply colored ones contains your daily supply of vitamins K and A, most of your daily vitamin C, and a hefty helping of fiber, B vitamins and essential minerals. They’re great additions to smoothies too.
- 1/2 cup of kale
- 1 cup collard greens
- 1/2 cup of figs
- 1 cup of flaxseed milk
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp of organic Maca powder
- 1/2 cup of ice
Check out the protein content on this plant-based flaxseed milk. It taste sooooooo good. I bought it from Whole Foods.
Benefits of kale
- Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Kale
- Glucosinolates and Cancer-Preventive
- Kale also extend to its cholesterol-lowering ability
Resource: The World’s Healthiest Food – Kale