Often times I am out the door and off to work before I am hungry for the first meal of the day, plus I like to practice intermittent fasting for various health benefits so I make this smoothie before work and pack it into a thermos that keeps my smoothie cool for several hours.
I specifically made this blueberry kale smoothie without banana to make this smoothie, SIBO friendly as bananas are high in resistant starches which can aggravate SIBO symptoms and used to be one of my trigger foods.
Blueberry kale smoothie benefits
If you have weight loss goals this kale blueberry smoothie will help to provide your body with micronutrients needed by your liver to effectively get rid of toxins found in fat cells. A healthy liver is key to weight loss so that your body can safely eliminate toxins that are released from adipose cells when fat is burned.
Additional benefits of this smoothie include supporting the MTHFR gene with natural folate that is found in leafy greens and kale.
Blueberries are filled with antioxidants and high in vitamin k, manganese and vitamin c
Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K along with folate, B6 and riboflavin
Chia seeds are an excellent source of healthy fats to help balance blood sugar and contain high amounts of the essential omega 3 fatty acids which are great for brain health
There are just so many benefits to starting your day with this blueberry smoothie with kale!
Blueberry Kale Smoothie Recipe
Measure all the ingredients into a blender and enjoy this super nutritious vegan blueberry kale smoothie!