This week, we're sharing a recipe for delicious Green Smoothie made with the super food 'Kale' our secret to boosting health. This is versatile enough to drink for breakfast, lunch, or a healthy snack, blended in seconds. ‘Increase longevity by getting to love the smell and taste of Green Vegetables'
Top 10 Benefits of Kale
1. Kale is low in calorie high in fiber and has zero fat 2. High is iron, per calorie Kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for great health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, liver function and more. 3. Kale is high in Vitamin K, eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers 4. Filled with powerful antioxidants, such as caroteniods, and flavonoids which help protect against cancer 5. Kale is a great inflammatory food 6. Kale can help lower cholesterol, its great for cardiovascular support. 7. kale is high in vitamin A, essential for vision, skin, as well as helping prevent lung and oral cavity cancers 8. High in Vitamin c, essential for immune system, metabolism and hydration 9. kale is high in calcium 10. kale is a great detox food, high in sulfur, fiber and great for keeping your live healthy.
Any one who knows me well, I always have Bananas in my freezer ready to go for a green smoothie. Peel the skin before placing in the freezer. Tip; I peel 4 bananas that have gone brown out of my weekly bunch and sit them on a tray ready to go.
Use a high speed Blender, add water first, then banana, greens and seeds. Blend on high for 60 seconds and serve or If you have left over green smoothies keep really well in the refriderator up to 48 hrs.
We'll be back next week with another wholesome recipe.
Happy and healthy cooking, Nicky Arthur 'Cooking with Chia'
What a wonderful 3 day retreat in WA, Karratha. The outside Yoga classes were supported well and the temperature was perfect. We catered our own food for the workshops and a big special thanks to Amanda Ewin and Sonia Entswistle of Karratha who did such an amazing job creating my recipes and organising the food. I have been traveling to Karratha for 3 years at least twice per year holding these wonderful workshops and its a place I hope I can continue to visit. Not only do I enjoy the long trip across the red and Baron dirt, but I especially love meeting the locals and new people who come to this fascinating remote town. There is a lot of history of the land and aboriginal rock art is still there today to enjoy. The land marks of where murder scenes are gives you an airy feeling. People were wiped out by Early settlers and it certainly makes you feel grateful for the life we have today, and the abundance of food and support we have in our world.
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Michelle who struggled with becoming celiac and could not find a program that could help her and make it accessible to her lifestyle and exercise.
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Kale Smoothie 1 cup spinach 1 leaf kale 1 Frozen Banana1 apple, cored 1 teaspoon spirulina optional 1 Tbspn chia seeds 300mls water
Blend all ingredients in the blender until smooth
Kale is high in in Vitamins, mineral, Magnesium, potassium, Sodium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin c,