If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that lately, I’ve been eating a lot of mango and kale. Both are so affordable, healthy and delicious. Most days, Aldi has mangoes for $ 0.69 a piece. I usually stock up on mangoes and freeze a bunch. I always like to have some fruit in the freezer. We are smoothie junkies over here – we make smoothies almost daily.
Mangoes help lower blood pressure and boost brain health. The list of health benefits of kale goes on and on. Kale fights cancer, relieves pain, improves heart health, etc. It”s a true super food.
Even if you don’t like kale, I am positive you’ll enjoy this kale and mango smoothie. This smoothie is refreshing and healthy, and offers relief from the summer heat. It’s been so hot in Nashville, which makes mowing and any outdoor work very hard. After mowing, I enjoy this smoothie so much. I cannot tell you how good it feels. It’s also a great way to get in some extra greens.
To start the smoothie, you are going to need:
2 cups chopped kale
1 cup frozen mango
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup almond milk or any other milk
Place ingredients in blender. (I use this blender.) Pour and enjoy.
Perhaps you don’t like green juices and smoothies, but, I want to challenge you to try something new this week.
Keep cool and have a great week. xo Sabine
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My kids and I are huge fans of smoothies. We drink them for breakfast, as a snack, after a workout, or as a cool treat on a hot day. We love all kinds of smoothies, but our favorite is a blueberry smoothie. It’s full of antioxidants and flavor.
• If you have kids and have a hard time getting a healthy breakfast in them before school, let them drink a smoothie. Some smoothies taste like dessert, yet they are so good for you. There is a lot of hidden nutrition that is masked by the sweet flavor of fruit.
• Great boost after exercise. Smoothies are a perfect post-workout nutrition boost.
• A complete meal in a glass. No need to buy expensive, powdery meal replacement packs or shakes. The combination of oatmeal, flax seeds, yogurt, milk, and fruit makes these smoothies well rounded nutrition. Every smoothie will differ a little in nutrition according to the exact ingredients used.
Milk (Almond milk, soy milk, rice milk
Orange juice (optional)
• Add oats and flax seeds to blender. Blend on high until you have the consistency of flour. This helps the oats and flax seeds blend into the smoothie without a rough texture. The finer your grind them, the smoother your smoothie will be!
• Add the remaining ingredients.
• Enjoy your smoothie!
Making smoothies is not exact science. Some folks like them thinner, others prefer a thicker smoothie. Play around with other ingredients and find your perfect consistency and flavor. Sometimes I add spinach to my smoothie, avocado, tofu or peanut butter. As long as my kids only taste the sweet flavor of fruit, they drink it all up!