Banana Apple Collard Green Smoothie

  • 1-2 cups of filtered water
  • 4 collard green leaves
  • 1 large banana
  • apple (remove seeds and stem)

Add half of the water to the blender, then add all ingredients and blend well. Add more water if needed.

Collard greens are members of the family of cruciferous vegetables and provide valuable cancer fighting phytochemicals. One cup of collard greens provides the same amount of calcium as 8 ounces of milk and 5 grams of fiber. Collard greens also contain magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A plus beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein.

This recipe is really quite tasty. I used a honey crisp apple which makes it extra sweet. Enjoy this “soul food” smoothie!

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