Peachy Kale

The fresh fruits are dwindling in my fridge.  I still have quite a bit of kale and I’m loving how I can make the kids smoothies and include it!  I decided to sweeten up the kale with a container of peaches in all natural fruit juice.

Peachy Kale Smoothie

24.5 oz jar peach slices

1 large kale leaf

1 banana

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt

Put the entire jar of peaches with the juice in the blender.  Break the kale into smaller pieces and blend them into the peaches until it’s mixed up really well.  Add the banana and yogurt and finish mixing it all up.  WARNING: This is very green!  I thought it was pretty.  It’s a little intimidating though.  Especially for a kid.  Once you try it, you’ll forgive the color.  It was very sweet!  I think the kids liked it once they looked past the green.

*Popeye look out because Miss Georgia Peach may be just as strong. Even though Popeye is “strong to the finish ‘cause he eats his spinach,” he could have a peach and get almost as much usable iron. While peaches are not as high in iron, there’s a great debate whether the iron in spinach is usable due to the oxalate. This binds with the iron and forms ferrous oxalate, which the body can’t use. Iron is necessary to improve metabolism, make neurotransmitters, hemoglobin, regulate body temperatures, create antibodies and many other functions.

*http://healthfood-guide.com/HealthBenefitsOfPeaches.aspx

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