Summary: In the winter, no matter where on earth you live, your body requires more warmth. Yet, we still want the raw goodness to nourish us. It’s a balance in our bodies- too many raw veggies in this cold is not good for your health without some warming action to tip the scales a bit. This smoothie provides just that.

Kid tested. Mom approved.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 stalks of kale
  • 1 apple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • handful of frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 inch ginger root (1/2 inch for extra spicy)
  • 2-3 cups of room temperature water
  • 1 T hemp seeds (substitute rice, hemp, whey powder or soaked almonds)
  • 1 T flax oil
  • *1 t raw honey (substitute stevia or agave)
  • *optional

Instructions

  1. It is not necessary to peel the ginger, however dice finely based on the type of blender you have
  2. The water should be room temp
  3. Blend well and serve with love
  4. Note: this smoothie isn’t supposed to be served super cold in the winter.

Quick notes

This is great for digestion and building a strong immune system. Great for inflammation anywhere in the body. Ginger provides Vitamins, B6, E, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, and Potassium. Also a good source of Manganese. It also has great dietary fiber.

Variations

Experiment with the Ginger. Start with a little and as you get used to it add in more. A little goes a long way. You can sub in spinach or collards with the kale.