Photos by Rikki Snyder
Hi there! I’m Julia from The Roasted Root, and this is my very first post on Oh My Veggies! I am thrilled to be joining Kiersten, Kare, Meg, and McKel to bring you fun and nutritious vegetarian recipes. I particularly love incorporating root vegetables into my cooking because of their versatility and abundance of health benefits.
As a lover of the great outdoors, I enjoy “bio-hacking” my way through food and fitness, experimenting with new-to-me ingredients and cooking methods in order to optimize my health. I have also been known to balance a hefty plate of salad with a heaping bowl of ice cream. That happens, too.
If you like to party like I do, you’ll need to detox occasionally. Food and booze happen in all the right ways, whether a dinner party with friends, a business gathering, or a backyard cookout. We’re wondering how many gym sessions it will take to be able to button our jeans again. Lucky for us, detox smoothies are a delicious way of returning our systems to normalcy.
Hangovers are precisely why the detox smoothie was invented. To clean out the cobwebs, inject your system with immune-boosting nutrients, and right all the holiday wrongs that transpired. Smoothies are a great habit to be in, regardless of whether or not we’ve spent the last month putting decadent, sinful food in our bodies.
Although I do a lot of experimenting with my smoothies – adding various fruits, veggies, cacao powder, nut butters, oats, spices, etc. – I can’t seem to drag myself away from a simple kale smoothie with ginger and blueberries. Hence, I’m showing you my go-to kale smoothie, which is equal parts delicious and nutritious.
All ingredients combined make for a tasty and vitamin-packed kale smoothie that goes down reaaaal nice. There’s a perfect creamy balance of sweet warm flavors, leaving you feeling satisfied, refreshed, and un-clogged. Then you can party again without guilt!
- 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 teaspoons ginger peeled and finely grated
- 2 cups kale leaves loosely packed
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. If necessary, add more almond milk to help your blender process the frozen fruit.
Nice to meet you and talk atcha soon!