Kale & Mango Smoothie Recipe

Drinking raw kale in a smoothie is an acquired taste.  I clearly remember throwing out my first batch of kale smoothie several years ago. It's different.  Bitter. Often chewy.

These days, I love getting my kale fix.

Some quick tips for adding kale to a smoothie.... 

*Use frozen fruit and ice

*If you're a kale smoothie novice, use juice instead of non-dairy milk as the liquid. Sometimes you need a sweet smoothie base to get passed the bitter kale flavor.

*Use a little bit of kale and gradually build up. If that means you have to use 2 kale leaves the first few times, that's ok.

Now to the recipe...

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Since I don't have a high-powered blender (AKA Vitamix or Blendtec), I always blend my liquid and kale first for about 30 seconds to make my kale as smooth as possible.  I don't want to chew my smoothie. lol

Then I blend in the soft fruit and finally the frozen fruit and/or ice cubes. 

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Perfection.

Kale & Mango Smoothie

by Brown Vegan

Prep Time: 5

Ingredients (Makes about 24 oz)

  • 1/2 cup raw kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 mango, ripe
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Several cubes of ice

Instructions

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

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