Avocado, kale and ginger smoothie

Avocados contain more than 25 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K.

When people think about adding avocados to their diets, it usually comes in the form of guacamole with chips. While avocados are delicious in guacamole, the additional ingredients and the chips minimize some of the nutritional value. This smoothie brings together unprocessed avocados, kale and ginger to give you a punch of flavor and daily nutrition.

Avocados contain more than 25 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K; iron; magnesium; potassium; fiber and protein.  They also may help lower cholesterol; reduce the risk of diabetes, stroke and coronary artery disease; and promote healthy body weight.

Kale is considered the “queen of greens” and for good reason. This leafy green is super-rich in vitamin K and has a high concentration of vitamins A and C. Kale can also help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Avocado, kale and ginger smoothie

1 avocado

4 ounces kale leaves

¼ cup fresh ginger root

1 cup fresh celery

1 quart orange juice

4 cups ice cubes

Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit and scrape the pulp from the shell into a blender. Rinse the kale leaves. Peel and chop the ginger root. Rinse and chop the celery. Add the kale, ginger and celery to the blender along with the orange juice and ice. Puree all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.

Yield: 1 ½ cups

Nutrition Information
Calories (kcal): 199.3
Protein (g): 3.9
Carbohydrate (g): 34.9
Total fat (g): 6.2
Cholesterol (mg): 0
Sodium (mg): 48.6
Saturated fat (g): 0.9
Dietary fiber (g): 4.3


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