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Kale Smoothie - That Actually Tastes Good!

A Kale Smoothie recipe that actually tastes amazing! The perfect breakfast or snack, with no bananas and full of protein.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 521kcal
Author Nora Taylor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 2 medjool dates, pits removed
  • 2 tablespoons hemp, chia or flax seeds
  • 1 lemon, juice squeezed (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, optional
  • 1-1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Start with 1 cup of water, and if it's too thick add the extra 1/2 cup. I tend to enjoy a thinner smoothie so I use the full 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Serve immediately. It makes either one large serving, or two smaller servings.

Notes

  1. Use pre-chopped and bagged kale rather than having to strip, wash and chop regular kale. It makes smoothies much easier!
  2. Sub frozen pineapple, peaches, blueberries or even frozen bananas for the mango if desired.
  3. Ginger is optional, but I absolutely love it along with the mango and lemon juice. Plus, it's good for digestion!
  4. I don't recommend leaving the dates out unless you have to, or your smoothie won't taste as good. You could use a little pure maple syrup or agave to taste instead, but I prefer dates.
  5. May also sub your favorite non-dairy milk for the water, or use coconut water.

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 1408mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 16291IU | Vitamin C: 251mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 7mg