Blueberry smoothie

Smile Recipe: Kaleberry Smile Booster Smoothie

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Recipe by: Dr. Shawn Frawley, DDS
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

A high horsepower blender works best to pulverize the ingredients allowing the body to easily absorb the nutrients and antioxidants in the fruit and kale.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces brewed green tea (plain, chilled)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 4 kale leaves
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol (Note: Raw xylitol can be bought in most health food stores, including Whole Foods, and is available online)

Directions:

  1. Brew green tea and chill.
  2. In a blender, add ice, green tea, Greek yogurt, and kale. Blend until no large pieces of kale are visible.
  3. Add the other ingredients and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated.

SMILE TIP: Kale is a nutritional standout in three basic areas:

  • antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • micronutrients and vitamins
  • cancer-preventive nutrients called glucosinolates

Blueberries provide powerful antioxidants but can result in teeth staining. To reduce staining, you can substitute the blueberries with one orange or drink this through a straw!