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Kale, queen of greens, smoothie

Tangy Kale Carrot Swirl

Makes 1-3/4 cups

2 cups packed, torn kale leaves
1-1/2 cups carrot juice
1 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar (try Nakano mango or citrus flavor, or “original”)    

Rinse kale thoroughly before tearing. Combine ingredients in blender container. Cover and blend on low speed at first, then high speed until smooth.
Variation: Add one small, pitted apricot or nectarine.

Nutrition (without fruit):  220 calories, 1g fat, (0g sat fat), 0mg cholesterol, 7g protein, 45g carbohydrate, 390mg sodium, 5g fiber
                                                               Recipe and photos by Rita Held

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