I have a thing for green smoothies. I love their bright color, their sweet taste, and the fact that they provide plenty of nutrients for the body. This recipe will make you enjoy your greens like never before. Mixed with mangos, bananas and strawberries, it will taste like a sweet escape under the palm trees.
Ingredients (1 smoothie)
1/2 cup frozen kale
1/2 cup frozen spinach (you also may use fresh)
1/2 cup frozen mango
Half a medium banana
4-5 medium fresh strawberries
1 tsp. chia seeds, ground
Almond milk, to taste (according to the texture you prefer)
Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Adjust the amount of almond milk according to your preference. Enjoy !
Original recipe (French version) can be found at Gymaufrigo.com
Curious about the nutritional breakdown of kale ? Here’s why this leafy green is on the list of the world’s healthiest foods, according to Medical News Today:
Kale is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. A cup of fresh kale has only about 40 calories but packs almost 3 grams of protein.
One cup of cooked kale has over 1000% more vitamin C than a cup of cooked spinach and unlike spinach, kale’s oxalate content is very low which means that the calcium and iron in kale are highly absorbable in the human digestive system.
If you want to learn more about its healths benefits, consult their article on the subject.