Kale Lemonade

This smoothie keeps well when strained and is a good one to make a few hours ahead in preparation for a sunny afternoon.

Photography by: Laura Freundlich, M.A.
This green thirst quencher is full of antioxidants and minerals.


3 large kale leaves, thick center rib removed
1 red apple, chopped (and peeled if desired)
Juice of 2 lemons
3/4 - 1 cup filtered water
3 drops Young Living Essential Oil of Lemon*

*Not all essential oils are safe to be ingested. Check the label to ensure that it is an approved supplement and safe for consumption.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 1. Per serving: 210 calories, 2 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g protein, 46 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 100 mg sodium.


Blend all ingredients and add more lemon juice or water to your taste. For the kids I strain this one so it's less chewy and fibrous. The adults should take advantage of all the fiber and enjoy as is.


Laura Freundlich holds a Master’s in Holistic Health Education, is a nutrition educator, a natural foods chef, a yoga teacher and a Young Living Essential Oils health advisor. To learn how to integrate nutrition, yoga, mindfulness practices or essential oils into your life for greater health and vibrancy, contact Laura at Laura@HolisticNut.com.