Green Grapefruit Smoothie

Summer berries and greens blend into a refreshing juice. Add protein powder if you want a meal replacement.

Ingredients:

  • 4 leafs of kale or chard
  • 1 grapefruit, juiced
  • 1⁄4- 1⁄2 cup water (depending on how juicy your grapefruit is)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 dates

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and serve.

Strawberry Kale Warm Salad

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Strawberries are coming into season in the south and coastal areas, and all of the rain mixed with sunshine means they are glorious. Plus, kale and other dark leafy, greens are still looking vibrant.

Strawberry Kale Warm Salad

Ingredients:
1 pint ripe strawberries
2 bunches kale
1 bunch spinach, arugula or other in-season dark, leafy green
1/4 cup toasted, chopped nuts
2 tbsp each olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Salt
Garnishes – fresh goat cheese, sprouted quinoa, or chopped mint
Directions:
Wash and halve the berries, soak them in balsamic vinegar while prepping everything else
Wash, course-chop and steam or quick sautee the kale and dark, leafy greens until wilted
Combine olive oil with berries and vinegar
Toss greens and nuts
Salt to taste, garnish and enjoy!