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Salty Alkaline Kale Green Smoothie

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Today, I continue sharing some of the anti-cancer smoothies I created for the Thrive Alive Foundation in Canada. We started last week with the Brazil Nut Berry Smoothie, and we continue today with this salty alkaline kale green smoothie. Now, I will say right off the bat that this salty savoury smoothie will not be for everyone. If you are new to green smoothies, I would suggest starting with a sweet fruity green smoothie to ease into the idea and taste of blended greens. But for those of you who are more adventurous, this smoothie is a delicious healthy alkaline drink to include in your weekly eating regime. I think it tastes like liquid guacamole! 

I love cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower for boosting immunity and fighting carcinogens and free radical damage. My favourite dark green leafy vegetable to include in green smoothies is kale. Kale is absolutely loaded with nutrients! Kale contains powerful phytochemicals and antioxidants that are thought to suppress tumor growth and block cancer-causing substances from damaging cells. Kale also helps protect cells from stress, and contains vitamins A, B, C and folate, which work together to help prevent cancer growth.

I have also added in some broccoli sprouts. These little sprouts are powerful! Broccoli sprouts are loaded with goodies and powerful antioxidants that can help combat cancers. I love sprouts because they are living whole foods that supply live enzymes to a healing body. Broccoli sprouts are a rich source of the phytochemical, sulforaphane, which is thought to aid in preventing some types of cancer by deactivating free radicals and carcinogens.

I have also added a couple of raw tomatoes to take advantage of the vitamin C and the flavanoid, lycopene, which prevents cellular damage and attacks free radicals. The tomatoes also add a gorgeous rich flavour to this smoothie. I always include a whole unpeeled washed cucumber to my salty smoothies for texture and water content. Cucumbers are also one of the most alkalizing foods you can put into your body. I eat a cucumber every single day.

I have thickened this smoothie with a whole avocado. Avocados are my favourite way to add a creamy texture to any kinds of green smoothies. You also get the added benefit of the healthy oils and the powerful antioxidant called glutathione that attacks free radicals in the body. Avocados also contain more supply more potassium than bananas, and are a strong source of beta-carotene.

The final vital ingredient that makes this smoothie special is some fresh garlic. I swallow a few cloves of raw garlic every day to take advantages of the powerful anti fungal, anti bacterial, and antiviral properties. Garlic also acts as a probiotic that helps eliminate toxins and heavy metals from the body; contains quercetin and sulfur compounds that can help protect cells from free radical damage and inhibit tumor growth; and is a powerful blood cleanser.

I also LOVE the taste! In my opinion, you can never get enough garlic. An injection of garlic took this smoothie from simple to sublime. Garlic gives your antioxidant defense system a kick and tops the US Cancer Institute’s list of anti-cancer foods.

So hop into this anti-cancer liquid guacamole and ward off the vampires at the same time! Bev, this is for you! 

Salty Alkaline Kale Green Smoothie

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  • 2 cups firmly packed curly kale
  • 2 cups fresh tomato chopped roughly (about 2 large tomatoes)
  • 1 large cucumber chopped roughly
  • 1 whole avocado pitted and chopped
  • 2 whole limes peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • ½ cup broccoli sprouts
  • 1 inch piece of creamed coconut
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
  1. Throw all the ingredients in your Vitamix and puree until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serves 2.

Tip: how to select and store kale

To select the best tasting kale with the highest nutritional density look for varieties that have bright rich coloured leaves that are firm and energetic. The stems should be moist and crisp. Buy organic wherever possible and avoid leaves that are wilted, discoloured, bruised or have holes. Kale is very delicate and will become yellow, bitter, and lose much of its nutritional properties very quickly if not stored correctly. Do not wash the kale, but rather, enclose it in a plastic bag taking out as much of the air as possible. Then store in a cold fridge for up to five days. The Tupperware vegetable storers with the “breathers” are phenomenal for storing kale! For all of you fellow “tupper-tarts” out there – you know what I am talking about!

this smoothie is so nutritious…I know because of the ingredient you use every thing is anti oxidant…thanks

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Thanks! Yes, this one is a winner!

it sounds so good. does that all fit into the vitamix? where do you buy the creamed coconut? I am wondering if you have ever seen cleaned coconut meat and water for sale, maybe frozen?  thanks for all your wonderful ideas and recipes….

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Hey piggy Maritza
This mixture does all fit in the Vitamix.
I purchase the creamed coconut by the case online. It is a very affordable way to get pure coconut whenever you need it. Just google “Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut”.
I have seen coconut meat for sale but it is very very expensive. If you don’t want to crack open coconuts (which is the most cost efffective way to get your meat and water) go to your local farmer’s market with some large jars of containers. Go to a stall that sells young coconuts for drinking and get them to empty the water into your containers and then crack them open for you. I have never had anybody refuse if you get them when they are not busy. Go home and scoop the meat out and freeze the meat and water for use later. I hope this helps :)

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This did taste a bit like guacamole. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Great! I am glad you enjoyed it :)

This is literally like having a meal in a glass, I love it!!! SO unusual and takes some getting used to but it is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!

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It is like a meal in a glass isn’t it. Glad you enjoyed it :)

Tastes like creamy guacamole. So delicious. K love the taste of greens blended together.

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LOVE smoothies that taste like guacamole!

Wow…Felt so so healthy after this, full of goodness and yummy!

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Hey K Cassidy, Katy, Claudia and Olive
This smoothie is a bit different, so I wasn’t sure how people were going to respond to it.
Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

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Another awesome recipe. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing

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If you add fruit to this smoothie, would it be gross with the avocado? I was thinking pineapple and a banana

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Mixing kale with fruit is a fantastic way to make kale smoothies palatable. If you mix it into this blend you will want to remove the salt and garlic.

This is a salty smoothie, so you might not like the combination of the garlic and salt with the pineapple and banana. Perhaps leave out the tomatoes, garlic, salt and sprouts and add in the fruit of your choice to make this a sweet fruity smoothie :)

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Hey girl!
How many people does this smoothie serve?
In general, how many people do your smoothie recipes serve?

Thanks!

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Sorry!
I am terrible about listing how many servings.
My smoothie recipes serve 2.
But I am a piggy and drink them all on my own!

Health enthusiast - Jun 15, 2012 at 05:41pm #

Love this website I’ve officially made it my go to for delicious shakes and recipes. I tried the Vegan cream of spinach soup yesterday and it was soo good. I am so excited and thank you for creating this website for people like me who are just learning about healthy and good food!

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Oh, thankyou for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. I really appreciate your kinds words of encouragement. It makes doing this all worthwhile. I am really glad you are enjoying the easy recipes.

Sounds great! Could I use coconut oil instead of creamed coconut? Afraid to try and ruin the recipe…

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Hey! You really need the creamed coconut, fresh raw coconut, or try some unsweetened dried shredded coconut in this recipe to replicate the flavour I got with this. Coconut is WONDERFUL to add to smoothies for the great healthy oils and all of the caprylic and stearic acid that combats viruses, bacteria and fungus. But it doesn’t have the depth of flavour as the meat of the coconut.

My breakfasts haven’t been the same since I found your savory smoothie recipes (in a good way, of course)! This one if one of my favorites. I posted about it and three other smoothies on my blog: http://imperfecthappiness.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/50-shades-of-green-savory-and-sweet-smoothie-roundup/

I was wondering, though…finding decent avocados here in New England has been hit or miss. Is there a non-avocado replacement you can suggest for those days when I cut open my avocado, find the insides all brown and nasty, and stand there missing California?

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Thanks for your lovely post. I really appreciate you spreading the savoury green smoothie love!
As far as avocados….some times they are there for flavour and to balance out the flavours. Other times they are useful to achieve a creamy texture. In these instances you can substitute a little bit of silken tofu or fresh raw coconut meat to the blend. This will, of course, change the personality of the smoothie, and you will need to tweak a little. But you can still manage. I hope this helps.
Another thing:
I always purchase my avos rock hard and allow them to ripen at home. I have a rotation at home.
This helps the dimpled bruised disappointment. Avocados are so delicate and expensive, I don’t one to take a chance.

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