This green goodie sneaks in a dose of iron (you need extra during your period and pregnancy), key for healthy blood cell and muscle function. It also delivers more than your daily rec of vitamin K—another must for blood and bone health.
- Yield: Makes 2 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Good to Know
This green goodie sneaks in a dose of iron, key for healthy blood-cell and muscle function. It also delivers more than your daily requirement of vitamin K—another must for blood and bone health.
- 1 cup sliced kale (from about 3 large leaves)
- 1 cup seedless green grapes (about 28)
- 1 English cucumber, thickly sliced
- 1 small Granny Smith apple (46 ounces), cored and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup water
In a blender, combine kale, grapes, cucumber, apple, and water; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with additional water. Before serving, garnish with a fresh kale leaf and a cucumber slice (optional). Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).
- Calories per serving110
- Fat per serving0.6
- Saturated fat per serving0.1
- Monounsaturated fat per serving0.0
- Polyunsaturated fat per serving0.2
- Protein per serving3
- Carbohydrates per serving27
- Fiber per serving3
- Cholesterol per serving0.0
- Iron per serving1
- Sodium per serving19
- Calcium per serving77