The Top Five Kale Smoothie Benefits (And How You Can Take Advantage of Them)

    1. Kale is incredibly nutritious. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. This means that per calorie, kale has more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. than anything else. Kale is chock-full of antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and more. A single cup of kale also contains almost 20% of your daily recommended allowance of fiber. (Fiber content is, luckily, not affected by blending.) There is not a single more healthy food in existence.

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    2. Kale helps to prevent cancer and inflammation. Kale contains compounds linked to all sorts of other health benefits as well. Kale is high in glucosinolates, a group of glucosides linked with anticarcinogenitc effects. A diet high in glucosinolates (such as one including daily kale) could help to ward off cancer. In addition, kale’s high vitamin K content helps the body to regulate its inflammatory process. Excessive inflammation is the causes of arthritis, asthma, and more health problems.

    3. Kale smoothies provide hydration. Not a morning person? You may just be dehydrated Most people wake up dehydrated. Dehydration can cause irritability, fatigue, headache, dizziness, confusion, and more. A simple smoothie in the morning can do much to rectify your dehydration situation. In addition to the water content of your smoothie, your body will draw water from the fruits and vegetables used. How great is that?

    4. Kale smoothies are fast and easy to make. With ingredients on-hand and a decent blender, you can create a great smoothie in literally minutes. Imagine a nutritious, easy to prepare, great tasting on-the-go breakfast. What comes to mind? If it’s anything other than a kale smoothie, you are missing out.

    5. Kale smoothies taste great. That’s right, you read correctly. “Kale?,” you may be thinking, “That bitter leaf? I mean, I know I should be eating it, but…” Yes, kale! Prepared properly, a kale smoothie can taste great. Just throw in some of your favorite fruits. I start each morning with a kale smoothie consisting of kale, orange, banana, and pear. For the summer, you could try something a little more tropical. Throw in some pineapple and shredded coconut. Some berries, even. Vanilla extract. Whatever you want! The possibilities are really limitless. There is no reason to believe that such a healthy breakfast must taste bad.

There is simply an enormous amount of nutrition in the kale smoothie. Kale itself has an incredible amount of value, but the benefits, ease, and taste that kale smoothies bring are simply too good to pass up. For further information, check out our article on the best kale smoothie recipe and preparation tips.