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How to Make Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink

Here are some tips to make kale a little more palatable.
04/17/2014 12:56pm ET | Updated June 17, 2014
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Everyone's still so excited about kale. Still! In its trendiness, kale is like the bacon of the vegetable world, only, you know, rather than being super tasty and delightful and kind of horrible for you, it's extremely healthy and it takes some real tricks to make it delicious. But the kale buzz is nearing Cronut-like levels, which have just seemed to increase over the past few years.

The truth is, this previously unappreciated vegetable is getting tons of attention for good reason: it's extremely nutritious. Stuffed with 45 different flavonoids, packed with antioxidants, and full of fiber, incorporating kale can be one of the best ways to improve your diet.

One easy way to pop some kale into your diet is green smoothies. But if you've ever tried incorporating kale into your breakfast smoothies before, you know that it doesn't always work out exactly as desired. With its bitter, peppery flavor, it takes a little coaxing to get it to balance right in a beverage.

Here are some tips to make kale a little more palatable:

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The Meal-Replacer Kale Smoothie Recipe
This tasty smoothie counts as a super healthy, well-balanced breakfast — or lunch, or dinner. It's packed with protein, iron, vegetables, and fresh fruit.. Photo Credit: ThinkstockClick Here to see The Meal-Replacer Kale Smoothie RecipeClick Here to see More Recipes of Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink!
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The Antioxidant Powerhouse Kale Smoothie Recipe
In the mood for a big antioxidant boost? This smoothie is jam-packed with foods that can help fight cell damage. Photo Credit: ThinkstockClick Here to see The Antioxidant Powerhouse Kale Smoothie Recipe
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Cinnamon-Apple Spice Kale Smoothie Recipe
This delicious smoothie will remind you of an autumn pie — and you won't even be able to taste the kale. Photo Credit: ThinkstockClick Here to see the Cinnamon-Apple Spice Kale Smoothie RecipeClick Here to see More Recipes of Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink!
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The Beat-Bloating Kale Smoothie Recipe
A common but super annoying problem, any number of issues can lead to bloating: consuming artificial sweeteners, overeating, drinking carbonated beverages, it's just that time of the month... the list goes on and on. The ingredients in this recipe are all geared towards reducing uncomfortable, unfortunate-looking bloating. Photo Credit: ThinkstockClick Here to see The Beat-Bloating Kale Smoothie Recipe
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Spicy Garden Kale Smoothie Recipe
Spicy and fresh-tasting, this green smoothie tastes like all the best parts of a summer garden. Click Here to see The Spicy Garden Kale Smoothie RecipeClick Here to see More Recipes of Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink! Photo Credit: Thinkstock

-- Jess Novak, The Daily Meal

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