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"Nutrient-rich kale is hidden in this delicious banana smoothie. . . perfect for those of us who have a hard time getting our daily dose of veggies!"

Kale is not only one of the more beautiful cruciferous vegetables, but it also one of the most nutritious. Here are nine reasons to eat kale, and eat it often.
One cup of kale has only 36 calories and zero grams of fat, which makes it a great diet aid. Furthermore, one cup contains nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which promotes regular digestion, prevents constipation, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating. Finally, kale contains the glucosinolate isothiocyanate (ITC) that fights the formation of H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori), a bacterial growth in the stomach lining that can lead to gastric cancer.


Ingredients:
- 1 banana
- 1 peeled orange
- 1/2 bunch kale
- 1/2 bunch romaine
- 16 ounces orange juice



Directions:
Place all of the above in a blender, blend and enjoy.


Special Diet: Vegetarian, Low Fat


Category: Raw Foods

Submitted By: Sandra Butler



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