Sip This: A Green Smoothie That Doesn’t Taste Like Grass!

Sip This: A Green Smoothie That Doesn’t Taste Like Grass!
Seeing as fitness is on everyone’s mind, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite super-healthy smoothie recipes with you today. I stumbled across the Revitalizing Kale Smoothie on Better Eats and cannot seem to get enough of it. It’s easy to make and it doesn’t taste like grass. The best part is that it will give you energy and that sought after green-smoothie-glow (I swear, it’s one of my secrets to great skin).

I like to precut all of the ingredients at the beginning of the week (minus the banana) and keep them in pre-measured baggies. This way it’s really easy to make smoothies for myself in the mornings when I’m rushing to get out the door. This smoothie isn’t limited to early mornings though—it makes for an excellent snack or on-the-go lunch, too. Here’s the recipe… I hope you enjoy this adapted recipe from Better Eats it as much as I do!

Revitalizing Kale Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw kale, chopped
  • 1 frozen banana, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (Trader Joes sells them near the cereal section and most health food stores carry them as well.)
  • 1 squeeze of lemon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 bunch mint, for garnish

Directions

  1. Add bananas, kale, and mango to your blender.
  2. Squeeze about a teaspoon of lemon juice into the blender.
  3. Add chia seeds and almond milk.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Add a few mint leaves as garnish, and enjoy!

The smoothie is about 300 calories and can serve as an excellent meal replacement or supplement. Sometimes if I need a little extra sugar I’ll add in a teaspoon or two of agave nectar or a few strawberries, which makes it taste even better than it already is… Either way, I highly recommend giving it a try!

What’s your favorite quickie smoothie recipe?

Submit your recipe and a photo of your creation to the Recipe Gallery for a chance to be featured on the site!

Xx Alex
Team LC

Photo: BetterEats.com
Categories: Alex Gariano, Health, Recipe Box, Slim Tip
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  • Melissa Panici

    This looks so good!! I rarely make smoothies but I might try this. Thanks Alex!!

  • Willow Jarosh

    Just made this one (blueberry-kale-carrot-sunflower seed-cocoa-cinnamon-banana-almond milk) and it may be my new fave! http://instagram.com/p/Uv25vRvt-K/

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Seems really yummy!!

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  • Kelsey

    Yum!! This looks so refreshing and delicious!

  • Rachel Trampel

    This looks absolutely delicious!

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  • Ashley Ward

    This sounds delicious! I cannot wait to try it! There are so many healthy ingredients-especially the kale that will give your body great benefits.

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    I would like to pin it..

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  • Alice P

    This recipe really sounds good but for me, that I really dislike bananas, how can I replace it?
    Because I have read bananas are soooo used in smoothies recipes!

  • My Style Diary

    This looks really good! I’m definitely going to try this, but it might be hard to find some of the ingredients though..

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  • Rachael Yanta

    YUM! I’ll have to try this one. I always use spinach in mine but I’ll have to try kale next time. I just uploaded my favorite smoothie to the gallery! They are such a great way to start the day!

  • Cassidy Short

    Yum, looks delish! Will need to try :)

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  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Sounds like it might actually be good! I might give it a try. :)

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  • Shellz

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  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    This sounds yummy. This might just be the perfect introduction to healthy smoothies for me!

    XO Kelley
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  • Leanne

    Looks delish. I start every day with a berry smoothie

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  • Em

    Can we swap out the Kale for Spinach if we don’t have kale? And the fruit for other fruit that we might have in the refrigerator? Just wondering what my options are with this smoothie! Thanks!

  • Janine Paul

    I made this recipe this morning exactly,in my opinion it didn’t blend.very well at all and i did add the strawberries since thus was my first try and smoothies.im going to try it again tomorrow and take the frozen fruit out and out it un the fridge before bed.it was tasty but it was just kinda chunky.i kind of feel tricked like no way did u guys really try this recipe first.and i used you’re average blam blender by Hamilton beach.

  • Shannan Cunniffe

    Ooooh, that looks good. My new favorite smoothie is a Green Pineapple Ginger Lime Smoothie:

    1/2 cup freshly squeezed o.j.
    Juice from 1/2 lime
    1 cup spinach
    1-1/2 cup fresh pineapple
    1/2 banana
    1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    1/2 to 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
    1/4 tsp turmeric
    ice

    Blend and get your green smoothie on. SO. GOOD.

  • Sydney

    This looks soo good! Hahaha I would hate my green juice to taste like grass! I’m trying to find one to drink every morning and this looks like it has potential!

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  • Emily

    I wish I could get frozen mango where I live – fresh mangos are so dang expensive here!

    xo Emily @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Deanne Castro

    This looks so yummy!

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  • cynthia contreras

    This looks really good and refreshing, i gotta try it

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  • Sara

    Thanks so much for this recipe!! It inspired me to add a kale smoothie to my breakfast each morning. Mine is a little fruitier:

    – generous 8 oz almond milk
    – 1 cup raw kale
    – generous half cup frozen strawberries
    – scant half cup frozen mango
    – a couple shakes of cinnamon

    It’s delicious and I love getting all of the fruits and antioxidants in my morning. (And the cinnamon is for deliciousness and apparently helps with sugar regulation).

  • Erin

    just tried this today and it’s so good! little tip: if you don’t have a fancy blender, a food processor and a cup of water helps quite a bit (i ran into this issue and had to improvise).

  • Megan Roosevelt

    I drink my Green Goodness Smoothie everyday for breakfast :) It’s delicious, healthy & easy to make. http://laurenconrad.com/user/recipe/3722890/green-goodness-smoothie

  • Amanda Payton

    I love this smoothie! Like some of the other comments say, you need to add about a cup of water to thin it out enough to blend. It doesn’t change the flavor, just makes it more drinkable.

  • Amanda Payton

    I love this smoothie! Like some of the other comments say, you need to add about a cup of water to thin it out enough to blend. It doesn’t change the flavor, just makes it more drinkable.

  • Amanda Payton

    I love this smoothie! Like some of the other comments say, you need to add about a cup of water to thin it out enough to blend. It doesn’t change the flavor, just makes it more drinkable.

  • Amanda Payton

    I love this smoothie! Like some of the other comments say, you need to add about a cup of water to thin it out enough to blend. It doesn’t change the flavor, just makes it more drinkable.

  • Amanda Payton

    I love this smoothie! Like some of the other comments say, you need to add about a cup of water to thin it out enough to blend. It doesn’t change the flavor, just makes it more drinkable.

  • PetitChou

    I’ve tried this smoothie several times already and I love it! I use rice dream instead of almond milk, as I tend to get headaches from nut products, and it is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • PetitChou

    I’ve tried this smoothie several times already and I love it! I use rice dream instead of almond milk, as I tend to get headaches from nut products, and it is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • PetitChou

    I’ve tried this smoothie several times already and I love it! I use rice dream instead of almond milk, as I tend to get headaches from nut products, and it is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • PetitChou

    I’ve tried this smoothie several times already and I love it! I use rice dream instead of almond milk, as I tend to get headaches from nut products, and it is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • PetitChou

    I’ve tried this smoothie several times already and I love it! I use rice dream instead of almond milk, as I tend to get headaches from nut products, and it is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • DJ

    Yum, I love green smoothies!

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    Yum, I love green smoothies!

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    Yum, I love green smoothies!

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  • Rachel Elkins

    This sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients! My question is does the mango and the banana have to be frozen or can you just get a fresh mango or banana and chop it up and use that? Looking forward to trying it! xo, Rachel

  • Rachel Elkins

    This sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients! My question is does the mango and the banana have to be frozen or can you just get a fresh mango or banana and chop it up and use that? Looking forward to trying it! xo, Rachel

  • Rachel Elkins

    This sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients! My question is does the mango and the banana have to be frozen or can you just get a fresh mango or banana and chop it up and use that? Looking forward to trying it! xo, Rachel

  • Rachel Elkins

    This sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients! My question is does the mango and the banana have to be frozen or can you just get a fresh mango or banana and chop it up and use that? Looking forward to trying it! xo, Rachel

  • Rachel Elkins

    This is delicious! :) Love it!

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

  • alexe

    i’m allergic to banana. do you have any suggestion with what i could replace the banane in the smoothie ?!
    thanks :)

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  • kalamityray

    my wife swore to me that you couldn’t taste the spinach in her fruit smoothy—I didn’t want to believe, but totally true! A great way of tossing in some additional fiber and nutrients http://makeyourhairgrowfaster.net/

  • kalamityray

    my wife swore to me that you couldn’t taste the spinach in her fruit smoothy—I didn’t want to believe, but totally true! A great way of tossing in some additional fiber and nutrients http://makeyourhairgrowfaster.net/

  • naz

    can you make this ahead like the night before and take it with you the next day for work?

  • naz

    can you make this ahead like the night before and take it with you the next day for work?

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    What is a healthy substitution for mango? I’m horribly allergic?

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