After lots of holiday events, dinners and parties, I need a little break from heavy food. My solution is this nutritious satisfying Kale Coconut Smoothie.
The holiday season is coming to an end and although it was amazing and memorable, I am excited for normal food.
Don’t get me wrong, all of the meat, starchy meals and decadent desserts were incredible, but my body is actually craving some lighter meals. You know some feel good food.
And I’m not talking carrots and celery sticks. Nope my favorite way to holiday detox is with this hydrating refreshing nutrient packed drink – Kale Coconut Smoothie.
Let’s start with the kale. It lends tons of fiber, nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium while also packing in some anti-inflammatory properties.
Then the coconut water helps to re-hydrate your body after loads of sugar and salt consumed during the holidays. Mango, banana and a touch of honey add natural sweetness, nutrients and potassium. And a good shower of chia seeds for fiber.
And of course the optional add-ins. Personally I like adding turmeric for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and a crack of pepper so your body metabolize the turmeric.
Don’t be scared, it doesn’t actually taste like kale. The mango, banana and coconut water do wonders in this drink. So much so that you will forget you are drinking kale.
To me this smoothie is an easy healthy way to add goodness back in my body. Plus it is super-fast to put together, simple to blend and even easier to drink.
A 6-ingredient smoothie that is super refreshing, detoxifying, and nourishing. If you need me, I’ll be having one, every day this week.