As I was slurping down the delicious smoothie pictured at right, my husband asked me if I was planning on blogging about it. Because if I was, I had better take a breather to take a picture. Good thing he reminded me, or else I might have had to post a picture of an empty glass. As you can see, it was already half empty!
Needless to say, my first green smoothie gets a strong 5/5 happy monkeys!
For all you that have yet to drink the raw kool-aid, let me tell you, it’s a lot yummier than it looks. I know the green is a scary color, but the taste of the kale is pretty much drowned out by the strong sugary taste of the fruit. It’s like a regular smoothie, only healthier and, well, more vibrantly colored. Nothing to be afraid of.
It was delicious and a huge energy boost but I got such a hyper headrush from drinking the first half that I decided to put the rest in the fridge for later. Here I am, 3 hours later, still wired. Next time, I think I will use less fruit, more veg. Too much sugar doesn’t agree with me.
My banana-mango-lemon-kale smoothie recipe:
– 1 banana
– equal amount frozen mango
– 3 good-sized lacinato kale leaves
– juice from half a lemon
Blend fruit first, then add kale, one leaf at a time until you’ve maxed out your veggie taste. Slurp and enjoy!