Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie

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Monday night I came home from work and our apartment was HOT. I knew Travis wanted a “real” meal for dinner, but cooking was the last thing I felt like doing. I had just picked up lots of fresh produce at the grocery store, and the only thing that sounded appealing to me was a cold, fresh smoothie.

I know, that is so unlike me. I typically would consider a smoothie a pathetic dinner, but I really wanted something refreshing and my body could use the greens.

 

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I threw lots of leafy greens, part of an avocado for creaminess, and fresh fruit into the blender along with some almond milk to get things moving.

Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

You really don’t taste the kale and spinach in this smoothie because they’re masked by the sweetness of the banana and mango. If you feel the smoothie isn’t sweet enough for you, try adding two pitted dates – they add a delicious sweet flavor.

Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

This smoothie was SO good – I know I will be making it regularly throughout the summer. It’s healthy, vitamin-packed, filling, and so tasty.

Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie

 

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Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup fresh kale
  • ¼ cup fresh spinach (optional)
  • ¼ cup avocado
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 2-3 dates (optional for added sweetness)
  • 2 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds, until desired consistency.
 

 

Delicious Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie Recipe! ll Vegan, Gluten-Free and Refined-Sugar Free ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

7 Comments

  • July 30, 2015 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Looks super refreshing. It is super hot here today.. I’m looking forward to cooling off with a smoothie later 🙂

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      July 30, 2015 - 1:28 pm | Permalink

      It’s hot here today, too, Liz! This green smoothie is SO refreshing. XO

  • Carly @ FitLiving blog
    July 30, 2015 - 2:45 pm | Permalink

    This looks yummy! I don’t normally add dates in my green smoothies, but I’ll have to try it next time. It has been SUPER hot down here in FL and humid… gross. I make a smoothie daily just to help me cool off!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      July 30, 2015 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

      Carly, I’ve only started adding dates recently and I LOVE it! I can’t imagine the humidity down in FL right now – stay cool!

  • July 30, 2015 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Yum! I love green smoothies too. Yours sounds and looks delicious.

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      July 30, 2015 - 6:55 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Angie!

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