Are you after a low-calorie drink bursting with vitamins and rich in antioxidants and fibres? This colourful kale and raspberry smoothie is all you need.
The ingredients we selected for this veggie and fruit shake are among the most nutritious on the planet . Keep reading to learn more about what makes this smoothie so incredibly healthy, or scroll below to the recipe and get this done!
We love mixing fruit and veggies in drinks. For this recipe, we chose kale and raspberries for two reasons: they fuel our bodies with powerful nutrients, and their joyful colours make for such a pretty layered smoothie!
Kale is truly the king of vegetables (or queen?). It's rich in minerals like magnesium and potassium, which are critical for healthy nerves and muscles. A single cup of kale also has almost 10% of your recommended daily calcium intake. We love this about kale, as calcium is usually hard to get on a vegan diet.
And then, of course, there are the vitamins. Less than 100 grams of kale will cover all your daily needs for vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Moreover, it's rich in powerful antioxidants and other substances that keep our blood pressure and immune system happy and reduce bad cholesterol.
This leafy green also packs a generous amount of fibres, that keep our guts healthy and make us feel satiated for longer. If you want to lose weight, then fibres are your best friend.
Very few foods are as awe-inspiring as kale, but that doesn't make raspberries any less special.
These red berries are packed with nutrients but have very few calories. They also have many of the minerals and vitamins of kale, with the addition of vitamin E and iron.
Raspberries also have loads of fibres and antioxidants. Lots of studies found they can help with losing weight and fighting arthritis .
If all this wasn't enough, we boosted our smoothie with the superfood spirulina and acai berry powder.
But enough school, we hope we convinced you there's no healthier smoothie out there than this. Let's get it in your belly right now!