I've been trying to incorporate more kale into my diet and experimented with a recipe this morning and it came out fabulous so I thought I'd share....
In a blender (Vitamix preferred:) combine
A large handful of clean organic kale leaves, 1 small banana, 1 cup of ice cubes, 1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder (I like Garden of Life- Plant based and organic), 1/2 cup coconut water, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, and 1 drop of Cinnamon Essential oil
Not only does the smoothie taste great, the Cinnamon promotes circulation, which helps to alleviate aches and pains naturally. The oil from the Cinnamon bark also has therapeutic properties that builds and maintains a healthy immune system. Kale is a powerhouse of nutrients, it has anti-inflammatory properties (vitamin K) and high doses of antioxidants (vitamins A & C) both of which help to prevent and combat against cancer, and help inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, autoimmune disorders and asthma.