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Super Food Smoothie

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Heike Zelnhefer
It is freezing in New York, I currently have no heat in my apartment, and I'm battling with an upper respiratory infection. Enough reasons to give my body some extra needed TLC. Actually, my body always deserves extra TLC yet I tend to neglect this wonderful vessel I was given.

So, in an attempt to start the new year healthier than in previous years, I decided to try something that I've avoided like the plague thus far: KALE! I figured I go with a smoothy to ease my way into this leafy green super food.

The drink in the picture looks more like a witches brew but this is all a matter of perception. While the general idea of a witches brew is something less pleasing and with eyeballs and a toad floating around in the green and smoky liquid (maybe I'm exaggerating a tad bit), in ancient times, a witches brew was actually medicinal as it included healing herbs.

In this case, I strongly go with the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" as I was surprised how amazingly good this smoothie tasted! It tasted fruity, refreshing, and it lacked any traces of kale. Had I not seen the green color prior to tasting it, I would have guessed maybe a berry or yellow color.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of kale, washed and chopped into pieces
  • 1 cup of pineapple, fresh if possible
  • 1 banana
  • handful of frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 6 drops of Propolis Extract
  • 1/2 cup of water
Mix all in a blender until smooth!

You practically can mix anything you want into this smoothy! The other day I made one and added a kiwi and Acai Powder. Other variations that I can think of include the use of orange essential oils (make sure they are Food Grade, Grade A, 100% pure!) or Ningxia Red Wolfberry Juice...

Stay healthy and Happy Smoothie Day!

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