Kale and Blackberry Smoothie
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 5 cups
 
A fast, healthy way to get your fruit and greens, plus all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of fresh or frozen kale (about 2 cups)
  • 1½ cups of frozen blackberries (with frozen blackberries you can skip the ice)
  • 1 small piece of ginger peeled
  • 1or 2 bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1½ cups of water ( coconut or almond milk may be substituted)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fiber powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Using a sharp knife, remove the thick stem from the kale, then chop into smaller pieces. If you have a powerful blender you can add the whole leaf.
  2. Combine kale, blackberries, ginger, banana, water, chia seeds, flax seeds, maple syrup and fiber powder if using, in a blender. Process using the low speed to start, then increase speed until mixture is completely smooth.
  3. If your blender isn't that powerful, you can blend in two batches, starting with the kale, blackberries and the water, then adding the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Pour into two glasses and serve.
Recipe by Debbie's Dish at http://debbiesdish.com/kale-and-blackberry-smoothie/