Good morning ladies and gents;-)
Here is your first 14 day green smoothie challenge recipe. Kale is one of my favorite greens. I use it in almost all of my smoothies. I hope it becomes one of your favorites.
1 cup of organic curly kale or lacinto kale, which has darker leaves-This is about 4 to 5 thoroughly washed leaves that you have to peel off the stem before blending or you can chop them up.
1/2 cup of fresh papaya-About 4 to 5 pieces…Peel the skin first, then cut the papaya in half. Take the tiny black seeds out and cube. This can be a little messy, but your digestive system will thank you for it. I usually squirt the juice of a lime on it after I cut it into cubes. There are two type, you want the larger one. Smaller one is a little sweeter, but I always get the larger one from Meijer or Trader Joe’s, because I use it so often. Make sure that it is yellowish orange and not all green. Having a firm to the touch feel, but not hard.
3/4 cup of frozen pineapples
1 cup of filtered water or 1 cup of organic apple juice if you need it sweeter
Combine kale and juice in a blender. Add papaya and frozen pineapples until smooth. This will make about two servings. I try to use five ingredients or less to allow proper digestion. Let me know what you think about it. Enjoy!!
Calories=about 277g Fat=0 Sugar=about 43g(less if you use just filtered water, which is just as yummy)
Fiber=about 6g for freshly juiced apples with peel/4.90g using organic apple juice from the store
Protein=about 2g*You may add a handful of spinach and a scoop of Raw Protein powder for extra protein