Kale and Spinach Cubes

Short on time in the morning but still looking to get in a quick, nutrient-packed breakfast? Then good for you for trying to get healthy despite a hectic lifestyle!—and great news, we‘ve got the perfect way to help you to get your nutrients and save on time!  And you know us, as registered dietitians, we’re constantly trying to find easy ways to make getting healthy easier.  So try out our latest little dreamsicube 😉 — in smoothies like our Kale Recharge Smoothie, our Skinny Green Smoothie and our Detoxifying Green Tea Smoothie.  We can’t wait to hear what ya think!

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As you know, we’re always looking for ways to help you to easily get more veggies. If you’re like many of our clients, you’ll love making smoothies (hello Nutribullet lovers! ;)) and seem to have no problem getting plenty of fruit, thanks to frozen fruit, that you can easily toss in, but struggle to get those veggies! Whether you struggle to have time to prep veggies in the morning to get in the smoothie or if they spoil before you get to them, you’re about to meet your new bestie!

 

A client of ours asked us about these and said she spotted something similar on pinterest—and we grew up in a house where our mom was always freezing things to prevent things from spoiling. Say hello to these Spinach and Kale Ice Cubes! These are a great way to cut down on waste and add a boost of nutrition to your smoothie in the morning. Add two to three ice cubes to your smoothie for a great way to pack your morning with disease fighting phytonutrients that also help the liver in its detoxification process!

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Kale and Spinach Cubes
Makes 12 Cubes

Ingredients
3 cups kale and spinach, tightly packed
½ cup water

Directions
1. Wash the fresh produce thoroughly.
2. Place the kale and spinach into a blender and add the water.
3. Blend until smooth which typically takes less than 10 seconds.
4. Pour mixture into an ice or muffin tray. Once each slot is full, place the tray in the freezer.
Note: 2 Cubes can replace 1/2 cup of greens in a smoothie recipe

Nutrition Per Serving:
Serving Size – 2 cubes
20 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 26.5 mg sodium, 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 1.5 gram protein

Simply replace some of the kale with the kale cubes in our Kale Recharge Smoothiekale_recharge_frozen_smooth_collagePssst… we’re not the only nutrition experts who recommend this as a way to get your veggies!  We just spotted a colleague of ours, registered dietitian Lindsay who made some beautiful spinach cubes! 🙂

 

Kale and Spinach Cubes
 
As you know, we’re always looking for ways to help you to easily get more veggies. If you’re like many of our clients, you’ll love making smoothies (hello Nutribullet lovers! 😉 and seem to have no problem getting plenty of fruit, thanks to frozen fruit, that you can easily toss in, but struggle to get those veggies! Whether you struggle to have time to prep veggies in the morning to get in the smoothie or if they spoil before you get to them, you’re about to meet your new bestie!
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Serves: 12 cubes
Ingredients
  • 3 cups kale and spinach, tightly packed
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Wash the fresh produce thoroughly.
  2. Place the kale and spinach into a blender and add the water.
  3. Blend until smooth which typically takes less than 10 seconds.
  4. Pour mixture into an ice or muffin tray. Once each slot is full, place the tray in the freezer.
  5. Note: 2 Cubes can replace ½ cup of greens in a smoothie recipe
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cubes Calories: 20 Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: o g Carbohydrates: 4 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 26.5 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 1.5 g

 

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