Luscious Kale & Strawberry Shake

What a great way to get your daily greens! Enjoy :)

Luscious Kale and Strawberry Shake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4, 8-oz servings

1 can (13.5oz) light coconut milk or 2 cups almond milk

2 cups filtered water

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp agave

1/2 bunch cooked chopped kale

3 medjool dates, pitted or 6 figs

2 cups organic strawberries, cut

1 organic apple, sliced

½ cup raw almonds, sliced

Pinch sea salt

Add liquids to blender first then add rest of ingredients. Blend to your preference—smooth or chunky. You can store in fridge for up to 2 days. To get even more protein, add 1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese or 1/2 cup strawberry protein smoothee

KALE

*SUPERFOOD and # 1 thing missing in American diet  DARK LEAFY GREENS

*MINERAL RICH: Magnesium: bones, nerves, muscle cramping/PMS, blood pressure

Iodine & Zinc: metabolism, immune system

Calcium: bones

Iron: red blood cells

 

*VITAMIN RICH: Vitamins A,B,C,K: anti-oxidant, energy, stress, immunity, bones, blood clotting

 

*FIBER: Digestion/Elimination 

Fullness, Satiety

Steady Sugar Levels Steady Energy

Weight Management

Cholesterol Regulation

ALMONDS

*Calcium, Magnesium, FIBER

*Healthy Source of Fat: memory, satiety, mood, combat inflammation  root disease

*Healthy Source of Protein: energy, satiety, muscle maintenance  metabolism

 

STRAWBERRIES

*Mineral Rich, FIBER

*Vitamin C: most of the berry group immunity, building collagen for youthful skin

DATES/FIGS

*Iron

*Natural Source Sugar

*Fiber

 

 

 

You can lose weight on a diet high in grains!

Grains (carbohydrates) are NOT the reason people are overweight.  Yes, grains can be high in calories.  Yet they are also nutrient rich: vitamins, minerals, energy-sustaining carbs, protein and– fiber for cleansing.  They are  a complete food.  When you commit to eating whole grains daily, you feel full and satisfied.  Salads and “diet” foods often leave you wanting more. 

My grain of choice this week- MILLET.  In fact, I just made millet mashed potatoes.  Delicious!