Today’s smoothie is probably one of the ‘go-to’-est smoothies around, a banana mango kale smoothie. The perfect trifecta of favorite fruits and greens.
It wasn’t long after I tried green smoothies with spinach that I next moved onto kale. In fact, the first time I bought or tried kale in my life wasn’t until the last 4 years (at 26). Believe me when I say, I am making up for lost time (kale chips).
Kale is hearty, full of vitamins and minerals, protein, calcium, fiber and just an all around gorgeous plant to eat and if you haven’t had kale in a smoothie – I highly recommend it.
The other night while out with friends, we took them up on an offer to pick some of their kale. Here we are in the middle of February in Portland and harvesting kale (which is a cold weather friendly veg). Awesome.
I felt greedy loading the bag with so many absolutely perfect leaves but don’t worry I was able to control myself and not take all of it. They even made a smoothie and tweeted the picture – probably by the time we made it home. 🙂 Thank you for the kale!
Banana Mango Kale Smoothie
Nutritional Information for entire recipe (divide by 2 if sharing) Calories: 574 | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 16g | Protein: 11g | Vitamin A: 49% | Vitamin C: 504% | Iron: 16% | Calcium: 23%| Vitamin B6: 94% |
- 3 medium bananas (296g)
- 2-3 cups frozen mango (431g)
- 4 cups chopped lacinato or dinosaur kale (100g)
- 1 lemon, peeled (optional)
- 2 cups water
- Place ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. If using a standard blender, chop the kale up and blend with the water first, then add remaining fruit.