Ginger Kale Smoothie

Ginger Kale Smoothie (Ooops! Forgot to put the ginger in the picture.)

Another totally refreshing smoothie with lots of good stuff in it – kale, dates, cantaloupe, cashew milk and ginger.

You may have noticed that we often include ginger in our smoothie recipes. That’s because ginger has a lot of health benefits.

Check out this article on Healthline – 11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

This smoothie is another great way to start your day. Just look at all the nutrients:

  • Food energy: 246kcal
  • Saturated fatty acids: 0.20g
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids: 0.05g
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.22g
  • Total fat: 2.13g
  • Calories from fat: 19
  • Cholesterol: —
  • Carbohydrate, by difference: 57.69g
  • Total dietary fiber: 7.12g
  • Protein: 4.26g
  • Total lipid (fat): 0.80g
  • Water: 150.67g
  • Ash: 2.29g
  • Total sugars: 46.98g
  • Calcium: 67mg
  • Iron: 1.92mg
  • Magnesium: 54mg
  • Phosphorus: 76mg
  • Potassium: 838mg
  • Sodium: 131mg
  • Zinc: 0.64mg
  • Copper: 0.49mg
  • Manganese: 1.52mg
  • Selenium: 4.15μg
  • Vitamin C: 75.61mg
  • Thiamin: 0.10mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.08mg
  • Niacin: 2.16mg
  • Pantothenic acid: 0.46mg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.25mg
  • Folate, total: 67μg
  • Folic acid: —
  • Food folate: 67μg
  • Folate: 67μg dietary folate equivalents
  • Choline: 13mg
  • Vitamin B12: —
  • Vitamin A: 6724IU
  • Vitamin A RAE: 335μg retinol activity equivalents
  • Retinol: —
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 4008.46mg
  • Vitamin D µg: 18μg
  • Vitamin D IU: —
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone): 1.82g
  • Alpha-carotene: —
  • Beta-carotene: —
  • Beta-cryptoxanthin: —
  • Lycopene: 153μg
  • Lutein+zeazanthin: 33μg
  • Percent refuse: —

And here’s the super-simple recipe so you can make your own:

Ginger Kale Smoothie

Lots of good stuff in this refreshing smoothie – kale, cantaloupe, dates, ginger and more ..
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, Breakfast, cantaloupe, dates, ginger, kale, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Geoff Wells

Equipment

  • Vitamix

Ingredients

  • ½ large cantaloupe
  • 1 cup honey dates, pitted
  • 4 cups kale
  • 2 cups plant-based milk of your choice we used cashew milk
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 knob ginger – a good sized piece

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for later use.

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