So, I’ve got two Challenges going on this month, not to brag or anything. I’m taking myself to task on the #GO31Day Challenge, but I’m also taking on that whole resolution about eating healthier. Did you make that one, too?
So, the good folks over at Simple Green Smoothies have put together a 30-day (you guessed it) Green Smoothie Challenge. I won’t hit the 100% participation mark, but I love the fresh ideas for smoothies - and the weekly menu that goes along with it. Check it out for yourself, and in the meantime, here’s a recipe that was new to me - and I love it!
CRANBERRY KALE COOLER
This smoothie is chock full of vitamins C, A, and K. It’s tart and tangy and will help give your immune system the boost it needs to fight of colds and illness. // serves two
2 cups fresh kale
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice, unsweetened*
1/2 cup water 2 oranges, peeled 2 bananas 1/2 lime, squeezed
1. Blend kale, cranberry juice, and water until smooth.
2. Next add the remaining ingredients and blend again.
Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.
* Note: 1 cup of raw cranberries plus 2 cups of water can be substituted for the unsweetened cranberry juice.