This easy, gluten-free Kale Clementine Smoothie is loaded with calcium and a mega dose of vitamin C. It makes the perfect winter breakfast or snack!
Happy New Year!
Did you survive the holidays? It’s freezing here in New York, so we have been snuggling up at home with piles of blankets…and piles of chocolate.
Seriously, the holiday candy situation was a bit out of control this year. Alex and I are feeling more than ready to hit the reset button, so we decided to go sugar-free for the entire month!
We’re actually really excited for the challenge. (And a little nervous. I went grocery shopping yesterday and there is hidden added sugar in so many things!) We are following the Pinch of Yum plan, but I hope to share a bunch of my own yummy, easy, sugar-free recipes as well. Stay tuned 🙂
First up is this simple, nutrition-packed Kale Clementine Smoothie.
After eating ALL THE BREAD over vacation (not to mention “helping” Owen with his chocolate chip pancakes on more than one occasion), my breakfast needed a major makeover.
Normally, I’m not the biggest fan of smoothies in the winter. They are so cold! I tend to gravitate to cozier options like oatmeal or toast. But this Kale Clementine Smoothie is actually perfect for this time of year because it provides a mega dose of vitamin C.
If you are feeling a cold coming on, grab your blender and get going! There are only five basic ingredients:
Milk (I use almond milk)
I also like to add a pinch of cinnamon and a tiny splash of vanilla extract, just to make it extra yummy. For a heartier smoothie, feel free to add some oats, chia seeds, or a scoop of nut butter, or top it with a sprinkle of granola.
Enjoy! Cheers to a healthy, happy 2018!
Kale Clementine Smoothie
This healthy, delicious smoothie is the perfect winter pick-me-up!
- 1 cup packed raw kale leaves
- 2 clementines, peeled
- 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt
- 1/4-1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1 large pitted medjool date
- 5 ice cubes
- pinch of cinnamon and dash of vanilla optional
Combine the kale, clementines, yogurt, 1/4 cup of milk, date, ice, and cinnamon and vanilla (if using) in a blender and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add the remaining 1/4 cup milk.
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