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Nectarine & Kale Smoothie

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Nectarine & Kale Smoothie

Week #4 of my ‘One Smoothie Recipe a week’ challenge and I have a green smoothie for you. This week’s fruit box had some delicious juicy nectarines, so I used a couple of those along with some freshly cut kale from my vegetable garden. Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet?! This smoothie is packed with nutrients, vitamins, full of goodness, great for any time of the day.

Ingredients for kale & nectarine smoothie

What’s inside

The main ingredients for this week’s smoothie are kale and nectarine. I use a cup of kale leaves, that’s around 4-5 big kale leaves from my Russian kale plant. You could use any kind of kale, like curly kale for example, all kinds are very healthy and full of nutrients. I also like to add some orange for some extra fruity flavour and vitamin C and some basil leaves as they make the smoothie very refreshing. Finally, I add half a tablespoon of chia seeds for some extra fiber and goodness.

Health Benefits

This smoothie is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It’s anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and blood nourishing. Here is a breakdown of the most important nutrients that each ingredient offers:

  • kale: vitamin K, C, A, beta-carotene, manganese
  • nectarine: vitamin C, beta-carotene
  • orange: vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium
  • basil: calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants
  • chia seeds: fiber, proteins, omega-3 fatty acids

Storage

You could store it in the fridge for the next day in an airtight bottle or glass. I do recommend though to drink it as soon as you blend it as fruits will lose some of their nutritional value.

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Nectarine & Kale Smoothie

One Smoothie a Week - Week #4: This is a green smoothie recipe that is super healthy, full of vitamins and nutrients! The main ingredients are kale, nectarines, orange, basil and chia seeds. A detoxifying and blood nourishing smoothie, great for any time of your day.
Category: Drinks & Smoothies Difficulty: Easy
Servings

1 servings

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale
  • 2 nectarines
  • 1 orange
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Remove nectarines stones and roughly chop them.
  • Wash well the kale leaves.
  • Peel the orange and cut into slices.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender with half a cup of water and blend well.

Storage

You could store it in the fridge for the next day but I recommend drinking it fresh as you will lose most of the vitamins.

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Fiber: 8g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 1190mg | Sugar: 35g

I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information has been calculated using an on-line calculator, and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.

This recipe is: gluten free, naturally sweetened, vegetarian, vegan, egg free, dairy free, nut free, baby & toddler friendly
Recipe keywords: nectarine smoothie, kale smoothie, orange, basil, chia seeds, detoxifying smoothie, blood nourishing smoothies

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