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Nectarine & Kale Smoothie

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Nectarine & Kale Smoothie

Week #4 of my ‘One Smoothie Recipe a week’ challenge and I have a green smoothie for you. This week’s fruit box had some delicious juicy nectarines, so I used a couple of those along with some freshly cut kale from my vegetable garden. Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet?! This smoothie is packed with nutrients, vitamins, full of goodness, great for any time of the day.

Ingredients for kale & nectarine smoothie

What’s inside

The main ingredients for this week’s smoothie are kale and nectarine. I use a cup of kale leaves, that’s around 4-5 big kale leaves from my Russian kale plant. You could use any kind of kale, like curly kale for example, all kinds are very healthy and full of nutrients. I also like to add some orange for some extra fruity flavour and vitamin C and some basil leaves as they make the smoothie very refreshing. Finally, I add half a tablespoon of chia seeds for some extra fiber and goodness.

Chopped ingredients for kale & nectarine smoothie

Health Benefits

This smoothie is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It’s anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and blood nourishing. Here is a breakdown of the most important nutrients that each ingredient offers:

  • kale: vitamin K, C, A, beta-carotene, manganese
  • nectarine: vitamin C, beta-carotene
  • orange: vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium
  • basil: calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants
  • chia seeds: fiber, proteins, omega-3 fatty acids

Storage

You could store it in the fridge for the next day in an airtight bottle or glass. I do recommend though to drink it as soon as you blend it as fruits will lose some of their nutritional value.

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Nectarine & Kale Smoothie

One Smoothie a Week - Week #4: This is a green smoothie recipe that is super healthy, full of vitamins and nutrients! The main ingredients are kale, nectarines, orange, basil and chia seeds. A detoxifying and blood nourishing smoothie, great for any time of your day.
Category: Drinks & Smoothies Difficulty: Easy
Servings

1 servings

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale
  • 2 nectarines
  • 1 orange
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Remove nectarines stones and roughly chop them.
  • Wash well the kale leaves.
  • Peel the orange and cut into slices.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender with half a cup of water and blend well.

Storage

You could store it in the fridge for the next day but I recommend drinking it fresh as you will lose most of the vitamins.

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Fiber: 8g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 1190mg | Sugar: 35g

I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information has been calculated using an on-line calculator, and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.