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Kale super smoothie


Sorry it’s been a while folks, I’ve been busy studying a very basic course on Naturopathy, it’s just the tip of the iceberg but the knowledge I’ve gained has been very useful so far and it’s a good introduction to Natural medicine etc. ย I hope to continue further along with some plant powered study! ๐Ÿ˜Š

So here’s a quick smoothie I knocked up and it was so powerful I went for a run afterwards, my legs are still sore and that was a few days ago ha ha ha! ย The black kale plucked fresh out of the garden still covered in the morning dew was absolutely amazing and I could feel the effects of the nutrition immediately lifting my ย morning brain fog! ย It seriously felt like a light coming on, it could also have been the ginseng kicking in! ย I’m so impressed with this stuff it’s definitely on the garden growing list next year!

So I blended it in the vitamix with persimmons (I’m a persimmons addict at this time of year) and a whole orange, a tbsp of pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and some ginseng! ย I topped up with water as I had ran out of almond milk! ย You could use half almond milk if you prefer.

Black kale (cavolo Nero)

whole orange peeled


tsp ginseng

tbsp pumpkin seeds

tbsp of flaxseeds

I should probably add I shared this with the kids! ย It’s quite a lot to consume yourself!

Plant powered body fuel! ย ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Cavolo Nero


Cavolo nero (black Tuscan kale) – I love it! ๐Ÿ˜

This bad boy is packed full of goodness, here’s a wee link to the honestly healthy blog where they list the benefits of this beautiful vegetable. ย I think it looks so pretty with the orange flowers in background. ย I’m amazed I grew this at all, my previous attempts at growing vegetables have not been very fruitful. ย I tend to juice this mostly with apples, it’s amazing! ๐Ÿ˜Š

kale foodie info


Cavolo nero & apple juice


Feeling the love from the garden today in this green juice, freshly picked cavolo Nero (dark kale) from the garden juiced with apples for a sweet treat!

  • four stalks of cavolo nero
  • two or three small apples

Chopย the lot, including the leaves into pieces small enough for the juicer, juice, pour and drink in the sunshine if your lucky enough! ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nothing is wasted in our kitchen, all the juicer pulp goes straight to our rescue hens…they love it and what a treat for them!


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