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, so I decided to whip up this Vitamin Packed Green 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. 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.
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. I love adding these to smoothies for some natural sweetness.
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.
Need your daily dose of vitamins? Try this Vitamin Packed Green Smoothie with kale, avocado, banana, mango, and almond milk.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup fresh kale
- 1/4 cup fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup avocado
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 2-3 dates
- 2 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds, until desired consistency. Drink immediately.
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Looks super refreshing. It is super hot here today.. I’m looking forward to cooling off with a smoothie later 🙂
It’s hot here today, too, Liz! This green smoothie is SO refreshing. XO
Carly @ FitLiving blog
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!
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!
Yum! I love green smoothies too. Yours sounds and looks delicious.