This tropical smoothie recipe is designed to give your vision a boost. This smoothie contains carotenoids (vitamin A-like compounds that promote eye health and may prevent age-related macular degeneration) and lutein (an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases and cataracts) from the kale; vitamin C (which may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts) from the orange juice and strawberries; potassium (an important mineral for the proper functioning of the body) from the bananas; plus fiber (aids in proper digestion).

Tropical Smoothie Recipe 

Serves: 2


  • 1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 cups orange juice (look for varieties with no added sugars or squeeze your own)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 kale leaves, stems removed


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth, about 45 to 60 seconds.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Calories: 210, Protein: 4 g, Fiber: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Carbohydrates: 48 g


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