Healthy Recipes

The Science-Approved Ultimate Kale Banana Micronutrient Smoothie

Use your energy more efficiently, and prevent cancer with this healthy drink.

Green Healthy Smoothie
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Calories 860
Protein 19g
Fat 40g
Carbs 132g
Fiber 49gg
Sodium 985mg
Calcium 2116mg
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Biomedical scientist Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D, who connects the dots between cell science and health at Found My Fitness (, drinks this smoothie every morning. It’s loaded with magnesium—among other things—which aids the body’s usage of the energy molecule ATP. Plus, it helps DNA repair enzyme function, which can help prevent cancer and other diseases, says Patrick.

Kale and Banana Micronutrient Smoothie Servings: 2
You'll need
  • 8 kale leaves
  • 3 cups flax milk
  • 4 rainbow chard leaves
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 shot of flaxseed (optional)
1. Blend kale and flax milk. Then add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.