Energizing Kale Smoothie with Orange and Pear (Vegan)

 

Need an energy boost? This kale smoothie with orange and pear is for you!

Another creation from my Adventure Cleanse days, this smoothie, bursting with fresh kale, tender spinach, sweet pear and juicy orange will make you feel like a million bucks.

Superhero Nutrition


I don’t know if it’s the immune-boosting vitamin C (298% of your daily value!), the hefty dose of lutein for laser vision, or the fiber to keep things, ahem, “moving,” but whatever it is, this puppy will make you feel like superwoman! (Or superman; we don’t discriminate here. ;-) )

Did I mention it also has as much protein as an egg and 15% of your iron?

Oh yeah.

Personally, I think this kale smoothie is even better than a cup of coffee first thing in the morning…and that’s coming from a woman who’s consumed way more than her fair share of java. Plus, it makes a generous amount (about 3 cups), so if you have more willpower than I do, you could (theoretically) have some left over for an afternoon snack.

Better yet, decked out in green, it’s the happy, healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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Energizing Kale Smoothie with Orange and Pear

Prep time: 5 min                    Serves: You

Ingredients
1 navel orange, peeled (click here for a quick trick for peeling an orange)
1 pear, cored and cut into chunks
1 large handful baby kale
1 large handful baby spinach
2 tsp ground flax seed
1 c water

Directions
Whiz all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Click here for printer friendly recipe.

Shared on Raw Foods Thursdays, Healthy Vegan Fridays,and Wellness Weekend.
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Nutrition Info: 239 calories, 26 calories from fat, 3g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 952mg potassium, 54g carbohydrates, 12g fiber, 30g sugar, 6g protein

Can’t get enough smoothies? Try a blueberry muffin power smoothie – 10 grams of protein from whole plant foods!
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Comments

    • noreply@blogger.com' says

      You bet, thanks Heather! Definitely no headache (or energy crash) with green smoothies. :-) Let's hear it for nutrient-dense, yummy food!

  1. noreply@blogger.com' says

    Ooh this sounds awesome Lee! <br />&quot;Did I mention it also has as much protein as an egg and 15% of your iron?&quot;<br />I love that! I try not to look completely revolted when someone tells me they stick a raw egg in their smoothies (unnecessarily as you so eloquently point out haha).<br />I also enjoy a green smoothie more than coffee… although to be fair, I can&#39;t stand coffee.<br />

    • noreply@blogger.com' says

      Hi Kimmy! A raw egg in a smoothie? Gag! Not to mention bacteria central. :-P So much better to get the protein from good old-fashioned veggies.<br /> <br />Glad you like the pics…I&#39;m trying to get better! Ironically, as much as I love cooking and writing, I dislike photography. It&#39;s my dirty little food blogger secret… ;-)

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