I love smoothies, not only because I love to drink them but because my kid downs them as if they are the best treat I have ever given her.
With winter upon us and lots of colds and flues circling around I know how important it is to get a good dose of vitamins into both of us to keep us strong and keep the sniffles at bay. Both Kiwifruit and Kale are in season (buy local!) and are packed with more vitamin C than you will find in an orange, along with lots of other awesome vitamins that are good for your body and your mind… I can pick up these ingredients cheap at my farmers market so I thought, why not combine them and see if we can come up with a delicious winter smoothie combo, and we did! yummm…
The Immunity Booster Green Smoothie.
2 large stalks of Kale (discard the tough stalk and just use the leaves)
2 kiwi fruit
1 Mango cheek (I freeze mine when they are in season and cheap, you can omit this if you want, just add another banana)
2 cups of milk (cows, kefir, nut milk, whatever takes your fancy, water would work too)
1 little squeeze of lemon juice.
Blend until smooth. Yum!
Tip: When you buy your kale, remove all the leaves from the bunch and bag in a ziplock bag in the freezer, kale breaks down more easily in the blender after it’s been frozen and keeps your smoothie nice and cold. It also ensures there is no wastage.
As always this smoothie was kid-tested and got the toddler approval.