Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good Morning Green Smoothie


Yes, this one has spinach and kale in it. And yes, it tastes really really good. With ingredients like pineapple, mango and coconut water, how could it not? Not to brag, but my little son guzzled this one down despite the green color.

One serving of this drink has 3/4 cup kale leaves in it, or about 1 large leaf. I used to roll my eyes at green smoothies that had one leaf of kale because it didn't seem like much. But then I realized that I pay $5 bucks for a raw kale salad at my local health food store that couldn't hold more than one large leaf in the whole container. A large leaf of kale is quite a bit if you look at it that way. Plus, you get another 3/4 cup of baby spinach in this drink as well. I decided it was definitely worth it. Coconut water is super hydrating and full of electrolytes too. I was going to need that after my crazy workout that I didn't do yesterday.


It's going to be a good morning indeed

Good Morning Green Smoothie
adapted from Paula Deen
serves 1 large or 2 smaller portions

1 banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
3/4 cup slightly packed baby spinach leaves
3/4 cup slightly packed kale leaves (stem removed) about 1 very large leaf
1 1/2 cups coconut water

Blend all ingredients on high until smooth. Drink immediately.


  1. I love a good green smoothie. You really can't taste the veggies one bit. :)

  2. Fantastic smoothie! I can't wait to try kale, and this looks like a great way to try it!