We’re big fans of the green smoothie in this house… the boys are not terrific leafy green eaters when it’s on the plate, however blended in a glass with some mango, it’s fine. I’m not arguing, as long as it goes down I’m fine with it.
Our roof garden provides the greens these days, and I pick a couple leaves of curly and dinosaur kale each morning when I’m up there filling the bees’ water dishes. Today I also grabbed a sprig of mint – what a fresh lift!
Ginger mint green smoothie
makes 2 & half pints (2 adult servings plus a small person serving)
4 large kale leaves, ribs removed
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 piece of fresh coconut meat (we buy ours frozen from Organic Lives)
a few grates of ginger root
1 tbsp or so of real maple syrup
3 or 4 fresh mint leaves
- Blend the kale and a good portion of water first to liquefy.
- Add rest of your ingredients, plus fancy add ins like chia seeds and hemp hearts. Blend! Add water if necessary to get to the consistency you like.