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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Healthy Green Pepper and Kale Smoothie Recipe

Here in our home we love making a variety of smoothie recipes as they are super healthy for you and can be used as a meal replacement, snack or dessert. With that said, most people make fruit smoothies and not vegetable smoothies which is a shame because the veggie smoothies are really good for you!

Below is my aunt's Green Pepper & Kale Smoothie Recipe and you can adjust the ingredient amounts to suit your own taste buds. You will want to chill the smoothie mixture for 2-4 hours before serving it as it tastes much better well-chilled.

Green Pepper & Kale Smoothie Recipe

2 cups bottled or fresh tomato juice (if using fresh, make sure you remove the seeds).
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 large cucumber, finely chopped (remove the skins and seeds)
1/4 cup fresh kale, chopped
3/4 to 1 cup low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 teaspoons granulated sugar

Note: If you don't like kale you can add just about any vegetable that you would like. I have made the recipe a few times using broccoli, spinach, carrots or other fresh veggies that I had on hand.

Place all of the above ingredients into a large blending container and process until smooth and creamy. I find that everything blends well together if I finely chop my veggies before blending them. The last ingredient you should add should be the low-fat yogurt. Once done, pour the smoothie mixture into a beverage container and place into the refrigerator for a few hours to chill.