Wednesday whopper – a green smoothie to get ya wheels spinning

Juice – in your juicer
  • 2 large leaves of kale – 100gms approx
  • 1/8 cabbage or a small slice off a big one
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • 3 oranges
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 small zucchini – I peeled half the skin off
  • 2 carrots
Makes enough for 2 x 300ml glasses

kale smoothiesNutritional notes:

  • Kale, raw – Just 100gm serving of this superfood contains a daily dose of vitamin C and more than your daily amount of vitamin A. The calcium-rich food also provides a large dose of Vitamin K(1) – the vital nutrient to help your blood clot. And Kale is a good source of vitamin B6, folate, and manganese thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin E and several dietary minerals, including iron, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
  • Cabbage – The amino acid glutamine in cabbage juice is totally gentle and cleansing on the digestive system, detoxifying, repairing ulcers, healing and regenerating.
  • Mint –  aids digestion and promotes good colon health
  • Zucchini is a very good source of potassium, an important intra-cellular electrolyte. Potassium is a heart-friendly electrolyte and helps with the reduction of blood pressure and lowering of heart rates. VitaminA, 4%. Vitamin C, 29%. Iron, 2%. Vitamin B-6, 10% Magnesium, 4%.
Vitamin K – Like calcium, vitamin K is known as a bone-enhancing nutrient. Studies have found that people ingesting good amounts of vitamin K are at a decreased risk of bone fractures.
There is also evidence that vitamin K helps prevent arterial calcification.

If you have any questions or want more ideas or recipes for great-tasting, healthy smoothies,


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