Dairy-Free Orange Kale Smoothie for Bone and Heart Health

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Though you can enjoy this simple orange kale smoothie year round, it’s a perfect recipe for winter. It uses citrus and cruciferous kale near the peak of season. I’m not usually a fan of kale smoothies, but the addition of frozen pineapple helps to balance out those green notes. And it’s hard to argue with the nutrition packed into each glass.

Dairy-Free Orange Kale Smoothie Recipe for Bone and Heart Health!

Dairy-Free Orange Kale Smoothie for Bone and Heart Health

More than a decade of research shows 100% orange juice and its vitamins and minerals may play a beneficial role in battling risk factors for heart disease. This includes a recent high blood pressure study in Spain that found 2 cups of orange juice per day resulted in “significant reductions in systolic blood pressure and other markers of heart health and inflammation.”

Research has also correlated orange juice to bone density in both children and adults. This recipe pairs it with kale, which is high in calcium and vitamin K. Together, they make what some might call a dairy-free superfood smoothie for bone health.

Dairy-Free Orange Kale Smoothie Recipe for Bone and Heart Health!This orange kale smoothie recipe with photo was shared with us by FloridaJuice.com.

Special Diet Notes: Orange Kale Smoothie

By ingreidents, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, added sugar-free, vegan, plant-based vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.

  • For more protein, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond butter or seed butter.
  • For a keto-friendly shake, add a scoop of coconut cream.
Dairy-Free Orange Kale Smoothie
 
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Use the freshest kale possible for the cleanest taste in this simple green smoothie. Fresh squeezed orange juice is a bone health helper, even without added calcium. But you can use a calcium fortified orange juice for a good dose of calcium citrate, if desired.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups orange juice (fresh squeezed or calcium fortified), divided
  • 1 cup kale leaves, tough stems removed
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple
  • 4 mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Pour about half of the orange juice into your blender. Add the kale, frozen pineapple, and mint leaves, and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining orange juice, and blend until smooth.
  3. Divide the smoothie between two glasses and serve.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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