Green Breakfast Smoothie

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You know that euphoric feeling you get on those mornings when the kids get up on time and happily finish their breakfast without a complaint–and it’s a breakfast that you feel good about giving them?  Every time we serve this smoothie we seem to have one of those mornings!

The greatest thing is that this smoothie is so easy to make and it gives the kids greens–in the morning!  Who would have ever thought?! And it’s so delicious, you’ll want it too.

Filled with fiber and antioxidants, this Green Breakfast Smoothie is a great energy booster to start off your day right.

The magic of the smoothie:

Hello Veggies, hasta la vista toxins! Veggies contain phytonutrients to help prevent destructive particles from injuring cells. And in this smoothie, we’ve got kale.  But don’t worry, you can’t taste it!

Kale, besides being packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, has glutathione, a protein in veggies that grabs onto toxins and drags them out of our body!

*Notice this smoothie uses fresh, not cooked kale. That’s because cooking or processing decreases some of the powerful health components in the kale– the glutathione bioavailability.

Pineapple and strawberries contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, which help to neutralize toxins and prevent damage caused from the inflammation that results from stress, pollution and even from overdoing it on less-than-healthy toxin-creating foods and drinks.

Flaxseeds are a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. They are important for brain health and are powerful anti-inflammatories that protect against heart disease.

This smoothie is a great breakfast and will make you and your kids feel refreshed and ready to take on the day!

Enjoy!

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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups kale, packed

2 cups pineapple, cut into cubes

1 cup frozen strawberries

7 oz. plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp flaxseeds

 

Directions:

1. Cut kale into ribbons by removing the stems and cutting them into pieces that look like 1-inch strips. Pack the kale into the cups to ensure that you are getting the full serving.

2. Cut the frozen strawberries into halves (allow to slightly thaw if they are too frozen to cut).

3. Add yogurt to the blender and then add the kale, pineapple, strawberries, and flaxseeds and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories: 207

Carbohydrates: 33 grams

Fat: 2 grams

Protein: 15 grams

Sodium: 73 milligrams

Sugar: 25 grams

Fiber: 5 grams

Cholesterol: 4 milligrams

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