Greens are not mean!
Don’t be afraid of the color. I promise you it tastes much better than it seems! I am human too and was afraid of even touching anything green juice or smoothie related…now I’m hooked!
Green smoothies are an easy post-workout snack, quick breakfast or even enjoyed as dessert. Add some super food ingredients such as goji berries, flax seeds, chia seeds or coconut oil to make it even more healthy, nutritious, yummy and SUPER!
I love adding apples as a natural sweetener to lighten up the bitterness from the kale and frozen fruits to help make it frothy and ice cold.
*Also, a tip for loosening the kale leaves: soak chopped kale leaves in water for about 30 minutes, “massage” the leaves, and drain before throwing in your blender to help achieve less leaf chunks in your smoothie.
*1 cup chopped kale, center rib removed
1 cup baby spinach
1 large apple, cored and sliced
1 cup frozen mango (or ice)
1 1/2 cup water
handful goji berries
1 tbsp whole flax seeds
Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for about 1 minute or until all kale pieces are well incorporated. Add more water to thin out the consistency to your liking. Pour into a mason jar for later enjoyment or enjoy right away!