Minty Mango Ginger Kale Smoothie

I’ve found that a smoothie or some green juice is the best way for me to get a good start on the 9 servings of fruits and vegetables we’re supposed to have everyday.  It makes me feel virtuous, gives me a shot of energy and it is just plain refreshing to have a frozen breakfast when the weather is warming up outside.

Previously  Fitzy shared  her delicious green drink recipe and y’all loved it so much I want to share another green beverage that I’ve been enjoying.  The flavors of ginger and mint are great together and ginger is a stomach soother and contains  potent anti-inflammatory compounds.

I’d love to know if you drink smoothies in the morning – do you have any secret ingredients? I’m thinking about trying chia seeds….
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What to buy (serves 1):

  • 1/2 fresh orange, skin removed, or 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1-2 cups raw kale, depending on how much you enjoy the taste
  • 1 cup ice
  • straws, an essential for me

What to do:

  • place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth – you can always add more liquid if things aren’t blending
  • pour in to 1 or 2 glasses and enjoy!
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