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.
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 flavor 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.
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
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 SmoothieOne 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.
- 1 cup kale
- 2 nectarines
- 1 orange
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup water
- 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.
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)
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.