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Folate packed kale smoothie

Healthy green smoothie in jar

 

Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collards as well green veggies like broccoli and asparagus are filled with folate, the B vitamin needed to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. I add avocado (technically a fruit!) for even more folate. While it’s crucial to get this vitamin during pregnancy, it’s even more important to have a good store of it before you get pregnant.

This creamy smoothie provides about a third of your daily needs for folate and 100% of your daily needs for vitamin C.

6-10 leaves kale, depending on how hard core you are
Juice of 1 lemon
1 large banana
1 avocado
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice

Put it all in the Vitamix or other blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 2.

Folate Packed Kale Smoothie

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