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Low-Calorie Kale And Orange Smoothie [Recipe]

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Imagine having a unique blend of only four ingredients, which combine to make a delicious, yet healthy beverage, ‘Low Calorie and Orange Smoothie.’

Calories (units of energy) are mainly found in fat, carbohydrates (sugars and starches) and protein foods.

Of course, low-calorie foods are excellent to add to your weight loss journey or to simply help you maintain a healthy weight.

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Ever thought all smoothies needed to have cow’s milk to give it that boost? Instead, we have used almond milk which has monounsaturated (good) fat.

When it comes to weight loss, fiber takes the trophy.

It helps to ‘mop up’ bad cholesterol, tells your stomach that you are full a little earlier than normal, and helps you to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Guess what?

All ingredients (kale, almond milk, banana, and orange) in the smoothie are rich in fiber.

Here are some other benefits you get from our ingredients:

The Many Health Benefits of Kale and Orange

Orange is also known to have flavonoids that help to decrease bad cholesterol in the body.

Diabetes and glucose imbalance are usually tied to obesity (too much body fat), though it may not be present.

Almond milk can help with maintaining normal blood glucose (sugar) levels.

Though weight and calorie levels are important with improving health, the body’s defense system is an important focal point.

Orange and kale are rich in vitamin C, which helps to ‘power-up’ the body’s defense system, to fight against unknown or threatening substances that try to attack it.

Bananas are usually the ‘flavor house’ of a smoothie, but if you’re on a weight-loss journey or you simply want to go holistically with weight management. T

he high potassium in a banana is good for normal muscle movement.

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Low-Calorie Kale And Orange Smoothie

Low-Calorie Kale And Orange Smoothie

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Course: All DayCuisine: Low-CalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed kale leaves

  • 1/2 ripe banana, peeled and chopped (frozen)

  • 1/2 orange, peeled

Directions

  • Add the kale to the blender
  • Cut up the orange and add to the blender
  • Add the frozen banana to the blender
  • Pour over the almond milk and blend until smooth
  • Pour into a serving glass and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure you peel and slice the banana before you freeze it.

    I recommend that you use baby kale if you can get hold of it. In my opinion, the baby kale gives the smoothie a milder taste.

    Of course, you can substitute the baby kale for curly kale. However, if you do, make sure to remove the stalk in the middle. The stalk can be quite stringy.

    Most blenders will have problems with chopping the stalk up into small enough pieces. Consequently, your smoothie might not be as smooth as you would like it to be.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


Calories127

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Sodium 184mg 8%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
    • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 4g 8%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.