1 frozen or fresh banana
1 cup kale (stems removed)
1 lime, peeled
2 oranges, juiced
½ lemon, juiced
1-2 drops citrus fresh vitality essential oil
½ cup coconut water or filtered water
1/2 ice (optional)
Optional: 1 tbsp chia seeds, hemp seeds or other superfoods
For this recipe I'm highlighting Citrus Fresh Vitality Oil and Kale.
Physically, it is a cleanser and helps with detoxification. Put a drop of Citrus Fresh in your water. It is perfect for those hot days because it is refreshing to drink. And it tastes great in a smoothie like this one!! If you like citrus and mint then you will absolutely love this blend. It's refreshing and tastes great! It contains five different citrus oils plus Spearmint essential oil for that minty after taste.
What is in Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend? There are six different oils in Citrus Fresh. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.
-Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) consists of 68 percent d-limonene. It has cleansing and purifying properties. It takes 75 lemons to create one 15 ml bottle of lemon therapeutic grade oil.
-Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata) is uplifting to the mind and body and brings happiness and peace. It eases stress, irritability and may help get a good night's rest when diffused.
-Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata) contains esters and aldehydes that are calming. Rich in d-limonene it helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle regimen.
-Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) is rich in the d-limonene and may support cellular function. Also has calming effects and may be used for feelings of peace.
-Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi) Rich in d-limonene, it is nourishing to the skin;and may help with a feeling of satiety. Traditionally cleansing to the mind and body.
-Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata) Rich in carvone and d-limonene, may help calm occasional nausea. Blend with Peppermint oil for digestive system support. May support respiratory health.
-A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains:
* Vitamin A: 206% of the DV (from beta-carotene)
* Vitamin K: 684% of the DV
* Vitamin C: 134% of the DV
* Vitamin B6: 9% of the DV
* Manganese: 26% of the DV
* Calcium: 9% of the DV
* Copper: 10% of the DV
* Potassium: 9% of the DV
* Magnesium: 6% of the DV
* It also contains 3% or more of the DV for vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), iron and phosphorus
-This is coming with a total of 33 calories, 6 grams of carbs (2 of which are fiber) and 3 grams of protein.
-Many powerful antioxidants are found in kale, including quercetin and kaempferol, which have numerous beneficial effects on health. They have powerful heart-protective, blood pressure-lowering, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-depressant and anti-cancer effects, to name a few.
-Kale contains substances that bind bile acids and lower cholesterol levels in the body.
-Vitamin K is an important nutrient that is involved in blood clotting. A single cup of kale contains 7 times the RDA for vitamin K.
-Kale is very high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body can turn into vitamin A.