There's kale and mango in this smoothie, but so much more. Kale, mango, avocado, cucumber, raspberry and hemp protein powder.
It had a slightly leafy flavour, but it was fruity too. I enjoyed it, but Cooper wasn't so keen. In the end, I poured his smoothie back in my blender and whizzed it up with a spoonful of cacao and a splosh of milk. He guzzled it down. I suppose I still got the good stuff in him as cacao is supposed to be super healthy.
Doesn't that look good?
After our holiday I was desperate to get back to my blender and smoothies. I had total withdrawal symptoms while I was away. I was desperate for a green smoothie, but I knew if I bought one in a shop it would be full of sugar and all sorts of nasties.
I think I may take my blender with me next time we have a break in the UK. After all hotels always have a kettle in the bedrooms, so I just need to take a small jar of washing up liquid with me.
|photo: The Greyhound Hotel|
We stayed in the Greyhound Hotel in Shap. The rooms were basic, but clean and I have to give them extra points for the the super comfy beds. The staff were really friendly too and couldn't have done more for us.
But back to the recipe.
Kale and Mango Smoothie
A leafy, but fruity green smoothie that's super healthy.
- 1 large handful kale
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 inch of cucumber
- 12 raspberries
- 1 tsp hemp protein powder
- lots of ice cubes
1. Remove the flesh from the avocado and mango, discarding the stones and skin. 2. Add all the ingredients to a blender. 3. Add ice. (only add ice if you have a power blender like mine, if you have a less powerful blender, there is a good chance the ice will burn out the motor. Just add the ice to your glass instead). 4. Top with water until the jug is half full. Enough for 4 large glasses of smoothie. 5. Whizz until smooth. 6. Enjoy!!
Yield: serves 4
And now for some photos.