The first time I ever had a kale smoothie my taste buds were as confused as my eyesight.
Before this, I hadn’t consumed anything in the color of leafy green and while questioning my beverage decision at the organic juice shop, I regretfully wished I had opted for a quick, relatively painless shot of wheatgrass instead.
$7 dollars and a face full of cringe later, a bright idea hit me — don’t give up, switch it up! Kale and aloe vera have so many health benefits, there must be a way to get them to please the palate. For starters, these greenies are both super-foods rich in Vitamins A, C, antioxidants, and an unbelievable amount of other vitamins and minerals. Above all of this, they can boost your immune system, reduce high blood pressure, and lower high cholesterol. Keepers? Certainly.
Skin Detox- Aloe Vera and Kale Smoothie Ingredients:
- ¼ cup of water
- ½ cup of aloe vera gel (from leaf, cut and filleted)
- 3 kale leaves
- 1 cup of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 whole peach
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of ice
- Honey or agave nectar (add to taste)
Take a leaf of aloe vera, either from your garden, a nursery, or a natural foods grocery store, and filet it. Extract the gel from the leaf. Discard the leaf. Add all ingredients, beginning with liquids and soft fruits and vegetables, to the blender first. Ice and frozen fruits should be added last. Blend until drink has a smooth consistency. With the added berries and peach, this skin detoxing smoothie isn’t an intimidating green drink — it’s a soft magenta color, welcoming you into a fruity, nutritious taste. Will this become one of your favorite healthy smoothie recipes? Leave a comment and let us know!
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