Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kale Chocolate Smoothie

This is a smoothie that I am making quite often. It combines The green goodness of kale with the antioxidant power of raw cacao. I am always adding raw honey to it to strengthen my immune system. You can use other sweeteners if you prefer, but I believe that no other sweetener comes with as many benefits as honey. And raw honey is really raw! I am using coconut water, but you may want to use raw nut milk for a bit creamier consistency. 


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • 3 kale leaves, hard stems removed
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • pinch Celtic sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Method:
  • Put all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Adjust the taste if necessary.
  • Pour the smoothie into glasses and enjoy in good company!

Tip: Don't be put off by the brownish-greenish color of this smoothie. It really tastes great!

And if you are still struggling with the idea of adding kale to your menu, consider this: Kale is rich in:
  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds
  • Cancer-preventing nutrients called glucosinolates
  • Vitamin K and A and other vital nutrients
  • Chlorophyll

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique


         
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