Green smoothies certainly aren’t new on the nutrition scene. In my mind they’ve been around forever, but they still represent unknown territory for many…
A few weeks ago, I held a booth the at the lovely bridal boudoir affair, a fabulous bridal show here in Montreal, where I gave wellness tips to brides-to-be. I decided to hand out green smoothie shooters, to get the ladies talking about their greens. But I noticed some were reluctant: “Spinach? I don’t know..” But they did, and were pleasantly surprised.
I called it the bride’s beginner green smoothie because it was more fruity than veggie-y and because it used spinach, which is on the lower end of the assertive flavour scale. With time, your tastebuds will adjust and you can switch-up the fruit to greens ratio as you please and use tastier greens like kale, chard or dandelion greens.
But to be frank, today’s recipe is more of an excuse to share something green and spring-y…since the last of the snow has (finally) melted away on the lawn. Hurray.
Do you enjoy beginner or advanced green smoothies? Can you guess the greens in the veggie bouquet below?
Kale and mango green smoothie recipe
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 handfuls of kale leaves (approximately 2 cups)
2 tablespoons hemp protein or seeds *
11/2 cups mango
*You can also use greek yogurt, 1/3 cup or until desired consistency
1. Place ingredients into a blender.
2. Blend until smooth and enjoy.