Kale Smoothie with Mint

Simple and refreshing

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Kale is THE leafy green of the moment. Looking for a friendly way to try it out? Toss it into a smoothie.

Kale Smoothie with Mint

Serving Size: 1-2 (25 ounces) ~250 calories total

Ingredients

1 cup curly green kale*, loosely packed, stems removed

1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled

1/2 banana, frozen

1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves

1 tablespoon honey (or dash of Stevia)

1 cup water

1 cup ice

* Buy organic, if possible. Learn more here.

Better-for-you ingredients

Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:

  • Kale Kale is full of nutrients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that help your body to stay vibrant and youthful. Kale is also packed with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll removes heavy metals and chemical toxins from your body.
  • Avocados Good quality fats (including avocados, “cloudy” extra virgin olive oil and coconuts), enjoyed in moderation, will actually store in the body as energy and not fat which helps you lose weight in the long run.
  • Mint Health beauties believe mint aids digestion, reduces inflammation in your body and has anti- bacterial properties.

Directions

Combine the ingredients above into a Blendtec, or good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water if desired. Enjoy!

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