- 2 lemons, - peel and pith removed
- 2 oranges, - peel and pith removed
- 2 mandarins, - peeled
- ice blocks
- Kale - raw
- sweetener to taste (optional)
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Add peeled fruit to TM bowl
Fill a large glass ( approx 400-500ml capacity) with ice blocks, top it up with water, then add to the bowl
Add kale and blend for 1.5 -2 mins on speed 8-9
The addition of ice helps to incorporate the fibre from the citrus and kale into the liquid, and gives it a beautiful creamy top when you pour it out, reminds of the top you get on a Guinness.
Taste before you consider adding sweetener, because depending how big your lemons and mandarins/oranges are, you may not need it.
If you are new to green smoothies then go easy on the amount of kale to start with, and as you get used to adding greens to your smoothie, you will naturally add more till it is about 40% greens and 60% fruit
Kale is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, copper, calcium, vitamin B6 and potassium.
Vit C (in the kale and citrus) are known as potentially anti-cancer agents, and the Sulforaphane, which is formed when cruciferous vegetables such as kale are chopped or chewed (or blended), triggers the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer-causing chemicals, inhibits chemically-induced breast cancers in animal studies, induces colon cancer cells to commit suicide. Cool huh!
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