Recipe: Pomegranate Kale Super Shake

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Sour tart pomegranate and nutritious kale are an antioxidant-charged power couple! If you can’t find pomegranate arils (the seeds of the pomegranate), use 2 tablespoons of unsweetened pom juice instead.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup torn kale leaves (stems discarded), any variety
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened kefir, yogurt, or coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 tablespoon chia or ground flax seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder, vanilla or plain
  • 4 ice cubes

Preparation

Place all the ingredients in a blender along with 1/2 cup cold water. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Serves 1

(Serving 2 ½ cups) 315 calories, 27 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 19 g sugars, 7 g fat (2 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 13 g fiber, 170 mg sodium

Courtesy of National Kale Day co-founder and Yoga Journal contributor Jennifer Iserloh, aka the "Skinny Chef."