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04/17/2014 12:56 pm ET | Updated Jun 17, 2014

How to Make Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink

Everyone's still so excited about kale. Still! In its trendiness, kale is like the bacon of the vegetable world, only, you know, rather than being super tasty and delightful and kind of horrible for you, it's extremely healthy and it takes some real tricks to make it delicious. But the kale buzz is nearing Cronut-like levels, which have just seemed to increase over the past few years.

The truth is, this previously unappreciated vegetable is getting tons of attention for good reason: it's extremely nutritious. Stuffed with 45 different flavonoids, packed with antioxidants, and full of fiber, incorporating kale can be one of the best ways to improve your diet.

One easy way to pop some kale into your diet is green smoothies. But if you've ever tried incorporating kale into your breakfast smoothies before, you know that it doesn't always work out exactly as desired. With its bitter, peppery flavor, it takes a little coaxing to get it to balance right in a beverage.

Here are some tips to make kale a little more palatable:

-- Jess Novak, The Daily Meal

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