I've been keeping something from you, dear readers. My little secret stash of awesome.
I love smoothies, because I find them incredibly filling (all of that liquid really expands in my stomach), so they're great for a snack in-between meals, after the gym, or before a meal (studies prove soup eaten prior to the main course leads to a decrease in overall calories consumed, I like to think smoothies do the same.) Plus, a semi-sweet smoothie like this is a great way to kill a sweet tooth. I always make a smoothie before I go grocery shopping, so I'm not tempted to pop a container of Fig Newtons
Sassafrass Smoothies: Cleansing Kale Goddess
- 1 cup kale leaves
- 1/2 Gala apple
- 1/3 avocado
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tsp guar gum
- Blend everything together. Add water to thin or ice to thicken!
- Drink and enjoy!
*Kale is extremely rich in chlorophyl, a phytonutrient that empowers the digestive system and boosts the immune system. I'm hoping it helps kick this cold in the ass!