Mango Ginger Green Smoothie

Start the morning with a green smoothie, and set the tone to infuse your body with good stuff all day long.

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Get energized with this green smoothie loaded with antioxidants!

Kale is the superfood staple in this smoothie, but feel free to substitute spinach or another dark leafy green. Ginger gives this juice some punch while mango and apple sweeten it up, along with a bit of tart from limes. Celery and fennel completes the picture making this not just another breakfast drink.

1/3 cup chopped mango
1 thumbsize piece of ginger, peeled
1/2 apple, cored
3 tablespoons chopped kale
1 celery stalk
1/2 cup chopped fennel bulb
juice from 1/2 of a lime
2/3 to 1 cup water

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend till smooth.
Makes 1 serving.

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Kale Salad with Citrus Soy Dressing

It’s December and I just picked the last kale from my garden before the big snow here in Connecticut. Kale is a hardy veggie and it has been slowly growing up till now, especially since I have been covering it in frigid weather.

Maybe I’ll make a simple kale salad or use in my green smoothie tomorrow morning with some bananas and almond or coconut milk. Nonetheless, kale is nature’s super food and I can’t do without it!

P.S. I left the stalks in tact with a few budding leaves in the garden and will report back as to whether it survives.

Kale Salad with Citrus Soy Dressing
1 part citrus juice (lemon, lime, orange)
1 part EVOO
1 part Tamari Soy Sauce (I use wheat and gluten-free)
Sesame Oil to taste
3 cups kale – shredded

Combine liquid ingredients and massage into shredded kale. Refrigerate for at least one hour to soften and absorb the dressing as kale will not wilt. Toss with toasted sesame seeds or cashews. Enjoy!