Practical Well-Being

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.

Kale Lemonade
Pin it Laura Freundlich, M.A.


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.


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

Nutritional 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.