Spring is here and that means fruits and vegetables are about to get super affordable. If you’re like me, you like to drink your vegetables. This is horrible, but I sometimes convince myself that if I get 5 servings of fruits and vegetables out of the way in the morning, that gives me license to eat like garbage for the rest of the day.
I don’t have one of those fancy Vitamix of Blendtec blenders, which is a shame because those blenders can make anything ridiculously smooth. The worst smoothie you can make is the one that is gritty and chunky in all the wrong places. I just use a small personal blender and it has worked for me time after time. The secret is a frozen banana. The frozen banana will do 2 things – it will make your beverage colder and thus eliminating the need to add ice to your smoothie, also, it creates a velvety texture as you blend eliminates chunky smoothies.
Spinach & Mango Smoothie
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup packed spinach
- 1/2 cup packed kale
- 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and chopped (approximately 3/4 cup fruit)
- 1 cup milk (or dairy-free alternative)
- Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth and you can’t see flecks from spinach and kale.