We understand your hesitation to drink a glass of greens. But having a kale smoothie doesn't mean choking down a bunch of soggy, tough leaves. A good-quality blender will pulverize the kale, making it virtually undetectable and even more nutritious than if you chewed it yourself. You can easily mask any bitterness with fruit -- try this recipe first and then feel free to experiment!
- Kale Smoothies
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