Recipe: Banana-Kale Wake-up Smoothie
Need a new way to jump-start your day? Try this Banana-Kale Wake-up Smoothie from our brain health team.
Making a smoothie vs. juicing saves valuable fiber and other nutrients that are discarded by juicing. Try this tasty version from Marwan Sabbagh, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
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½ cup chopped kale leaves
2 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
½ cup plain Greek-style yogurt
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup ice cubes
Ground cloves, pinch for garnish
Makes 2 servings.
Total fat: 3.5 g
Saturated fat: 1.5
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 25 mg
Source: The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health (© 2012 Ten Speed Press)