Our favorite green smoothie starts with kale, banana, and frozen fruit. A squeeze of lemon juice and a dollop of Greek yogurt make this smoothie a little creamy and ultra refreshing… yum!
Hey there! How’s life been treating you these past few weeks? I hope you’re feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready for new challenges!
This year, I’ve got big plans for Kristine’s Kitchen. And it all starts with you. I’ll be bringing you even more of the recipes that you love, recipes that can help you meet your healthy eating goals. And we’ll keep them easy (for the most part), and of course from scratch. Because we do things the homemade way around here.
Let’s start the year off right with a healthy smoothie, shall we? One of my ongoing goals is to drink more green smoothies. Because if I can drink my kale and spinach and not even taste it? Um, I’m definitely going to do that. You too? Well, then let’s get started with my very favorite green smoothie!
For me to call a recipe our favorite, it’s got to be gooood. And this green smoothie is just that. Here’s why.
First, the squeeze of lemon juice. It gives a bit of tartness to this smoothie, and makes it SO refreshing.
Second, the frozen fruit. Mango or peaches are my fruits of choice here, because their flavor isn’t overpowering, and they blend up nice and smooth. Along with the banana, the mango (or peaches) adds just enough sweetness to this smoothie.
Finally, the Greek yogurt. I make this smoothie with and without the yogurt, so if you don’t do dairy feel free to leave it out. When I do add the Greek yogurt, I love the touch of creaminess that it brings. Just a quarter cup will do, as we want to keep the vibrant green color and the bright flavors of this smoothie.
So there you have it. Our Favorite Green Smoothie. And my first recipe of 2016. It’s going to be a great year! Now go get blending. 😉
- 1 cup packed kale leaves, removed from stems
- ½ medium banana
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (optional)
- 1 cup frozen mango cubes or peaches
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¾-1 cup cold water
- ½ cup ice cubes
- Place all ingredients (starting with ¾ cup water) in a blender and blend for 2-3 minutes, until smooth, adding ¼ cup more water as needed to achieve desired thickness. Serve immediately.