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Dr. Phoenyx Approved Recipe: Kale & Strawberry Green Smoothie

strawberry green smoothie resizedFor busy folks that don’t have alot of time to prep food, smoothies can be a clean-eating lifesaver. The following green smoothie incorporates the powerhouse vegetable, kale, which has become a popular salad green thanks to its remarkable nutrient profile. Packed with high concentrations of antioxidants, vitamins, phytonutrients, and cholesterol-lowering fiber, it’s no wonder that kale is highly regarded as one of the best superfoods. In addition, strawberries provide an additional vitamin C boost as well as a nutritious amount of folate, potassium, manganese, and fiber. Last but not least, with a base like non-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt, you’ve got a healthy, hunger-fighting 22 grams of protein per serving that works as an excellent meal or prepost-workout recovery drink.

* Makes 1-2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 tightly packed cup of kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of non-fat or low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly ground flaxseed (flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-fatty acids)

Prep: Put all ingredients in a blender/food processor, mix thoroughly, and that’s it! Bon appetit!

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Quick Tip: Have some extra fresh kale leftover and worried that you wont use it up before it spoils? Just blend the leftover greens with a little water, pour into an ice cube tray, and freeze! Now you have nutritious kale cubes to quickly pop in the blender for your next smoothie, defrost to make a nourishing juice, or add a boost to your favorite soup.

Do you make green smoothies? Share your favorite green smoothie recipe in the comments sections below!- Doc

Dr. Phoenyx Austin is Sports Medicine Physician, Certified Trainer, and #1 Bestselling Author of And That’s Why You’re Fat and If You Love It Will Grow. Dr. Phoenyx’s passion is fitness and her goal is to help people achieve their best bodies. Be sure to share this post and help the Doc spread the GET FIT 411!

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  • Lori

    I love spinach in my smoothies. Do you have any recipes that include watermelon. I bought a HUGH watermelon, and I need to consume it, creatively.

    • DrPhoenyx

      Hi Lori! I actually have a delicious watermelon smoothie recipe handy and will post one in a couple days. You should try it- that’s if you can hold off devouring all of that huge watermelon of yours. I know it must be tempting. LOL. Keep checking in for the smoothie recipe and have a great evening!

  • Lori

    I love spinach in my smoothies. Do you have any recipes that include watermelon. I bought a HUGH watermelon, and I need to consume it, creatively.

    • DrPhoenyx

      Hi Lori! I actually have a delicious watermelon smoothie recipe handy and will post in a couple days. You should try it- if you can hold off devouring all of that huge watermelon of yours. I know it must be tempting. LOL. Keep checking in for the smoothie recipe and have a great evening!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thechocolatelovelynessthatisfrana Frana Colon

    I absolutely LOVE making morning and any day smoothies. I recently bought the Nutri-Bullet because my blender died on my. #soulcry!

    And I have noticed a huge difference since I started doing my drinks but notice more of one because my bullet makes them smoother and lets me incorporate more ingredients.

    My fav drinks are:

    Lady Elixir – from Nutri-Bullet recipe book
    2 handfuls spinach
    1 banana
    1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
    12 almonds
    1/4 cup cashews
    4 oz almond milk
    2 – 3 oz ice cold water

    AND

    Mango Avocado Smoothie – My little concoction after looking at multiple recipes
    1/2 cup frozen kale
    1/4 cup ice cold water
    6 oz vanilla coconut milk (not the canned kind)
    another milk can be used
    1 mango (peeled and diced)
    1/4 avocado (diced)
    I used 1/4 the first time I made this and ate the other half. Don’t judge me…
    5 frozen banana slices
    Sweetener is optional (1 tbsp of sugar or agave nectar)

    Blend kale and water until the kale is broken up real well. Add milk and mango until smooth. Put frozen banana slice in next and avocado last. If you want to add sweetener, add at the end to make sure it isn’t too sweet. Drink and enjoy.

    If you use a red mango, it should be nice and sweet. If you prefer the smaller yellow mangoes, use 2. You can also use frozen or already prepared mango pieces. For frozen mango, put 1 cup in the fridge to thaw out over night.

    Tip: a vegetable peeler is the perfect tool for removing mango peel without losing meat in the process. Be careful when cutting the meat from the seed.

    AND

    Happiness In My Tummy!
    1/2 cup almond (you can use any milk you want)
    1/2 cup water
    1 cup frozen kale (rinse off fresh kale and freeze it, it breaks down better in the blender)
    1 cup frozen banana slices or 1 fresh banana
    3/4 cup frozen pineapple
    2 tbsp plain yogurt

    Put creamy liquid of choice in blender and turn it on, add the kale, bananas, then pineapple. Once it is nice and creamy, add yogurt. Oh I added some left over mango too, it was like half a mango. I tried it before I added the mango at the last minute and it was still quite yummy. :-)

    The kale was non-existent once I was done blending, this is why I prefer freezing it first. I also cut and freeze my fresh fruit, then freeze it. I don’t like ice in my smoothies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thechocolatelovelynessthatisfrana Frana Colon

    I absolutely LOVE making morning and any day smoothies. I recently bought the Nutri-Bullet because my blender died on my. #soulcry!

    And I have noticed a huge difference since I started doing my drinks but notice more of one because my bullet makes them smoother and lets me incorporate more ingredients.

    My fav drinks are:

    Lady Elixir – from Nutri-Bullet recipe book
    2 handfuls spinach
    1 banana
    1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
    12 almonds
    1/4 cup cashews
    4 oz almond milk
    2 – 3 oz ice cold water

    AND

    Mango Avocado Smoothie – My little concoction after looking at multiple recipes
    1/2 cup frozen kale
    1/4 cup ice cold water
    6 oz vanilla coconut milk (not the canned kind)
    another milk can be used
    1 mango (peeled and diced)
    1/4 avocado (diced)
    I used 1/4 the first time I made this and ate the other half. Don’t judge me…
    5 frozen banana slices
    Sweetener is optional (1 tbsp of sugar or agave nectar)

    Blend kale and water until the kale is broken up real well. Add milk and mango until smooth. Put frozen banana slice in next and avocado last. If you want to add sweetener, add at the end to make sure it isn’t too sweet. Drink and enjoy.

    If you use a red mango, it should be nice and sweet. If you prefer the smaller yellow mangoes, use 2. You can also use frozen or already prepared mango pieces. For frozen mango, put 1 cup in the fridge to thaw out over night.

    Tip: a vegetable peeler is the perfect tool for removing mango peel without losing meat in the process. Be careful when cutting the meat from the seed.

    AND

    Happiness In My Tummy!
    1/2 cup almond (you can use any milk you want)
    1/2 cup water
    1 cup frozen kale (rinse off fresh kale and freeze it, it breaks down better in the blender)
    1 cup frozen banana slices or 1 fresh banana
    3/4 cup frozen pineapple
    2 tbsp plain yogurt

    Put creamy liquid of choice in blender and turn it on, add the kale, bananas, then pineapple. Once it is nice and creamy, add yogurt. Oh I added some left over mango too, it was like half a mango. I tried it before I added the mango at the last minute and it was still quite yummy. :-)

    The kale was non-existent once I was done blending, this is why I prefer freezing it first. I also cut and freeze my fresh fruit, then freeze it. I don’t like ice in my smoothies.

  • Sunshyne Mo

    Wow can’t wait to see your watermelon recipe!!

    • Toni

      Where is the watermelon recipe?

  • Sunshyne Mo

    Wow can’t wait to see your watermelon recipe!!

    • Toni

      Where is the watermelon recipe?

  • Debbie

    Great idea for the leftover kale! I’ll have to try that next time. :)

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