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Kale Avocado Smoothie

on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 04:00

Not in the mood to cook?  Whip up a kale avocado smoothie for lunch, or maybe even dinner because sometimes the idea of cooking is just not in the cards.  I sometimes drink two of these at a sitting.  This smoothie first came into my mind when I catered a good friend's "shrinkage" party and wanted to take part in the party's festive theme.  The party celebrated my friend's shrinking tumor (after a good dose of chemotherapy) but was also a way to thank all her friends who had been cooking and delivering meals to her family.  About 80 friends came to celebrate, and everyone enjoyed this cancer fighting smoothie.  It really is quite delicious if truth be known.  All you have to do, to make 2 smoothies is this:

In a blender, combine 4 leaves of kale, torn into 4 or 5 pieces each, 2 cups yogurt, 1 cup soy milk or water, 1 ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar, juice of a lime, and a few ice cubes and let her rip.  Here are some nutrition tidbits taken from the The Cancer Cure Foundation's website.....

Kale has indoles, nitrogen compounds which may help stop the conversion of certain lesions to cancerous cells in estrogen-sensitive tissues. In addition, isothiocyanates, phytochemicals found in kale, are thought to suppress tumor growth and block cancer-causing substances from reaching their targets.

Avocados are rich in glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that attacks free radicals in the body by blocking intestinal absorption of certain fats. They also supply even more potassium than bananas and are a strong source of beta-carotene. Scientists also believe that avocados may also be useful in treating viral hepatitis (a cause of liver cancer), as well as other sources of liver damage.