For the past few weeks, I've been wanting to try the Kale, Spinach, & Pear Smoothie that Taylor of Sterling Style shared on her blog. It sounded so refreshing and delicious, so much that I just had to try it for myself. I finally remembered to pick up all of the ingredients on a recent grocery run, and hurried home to try it. I chose to substitute a mango for the banana since I dislike that potassium-filled fruit! It was just as delicious as I had hoped it would be, quite energizing and obviously full of nutrients! It's a great smoothie to make after a long workout to give your body some nourishment before your next meal.
1 packed cup of spinach
1 packed cup of kale
1 1/2 cups almond milk (I use unsweetened original or vanilla almond milk)
1 mango, diced
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 pear, sliced
Combine chopped spinach and kale along with almond milk in a blender. Blend until creamy. Add mango, pear, & honey until blended to your desired consistency. Enjoy your treat!
The kale and spinach may be a bit chunky for your liking. I plan on trying the same recipe with a juicer this week, just to see the difference. If you use the banana, the smoothie will be a bit thicker and much creamier. Or, if you're an overachiever and want to use both the mango and the banana, then you'll get the satisfaction of both yummy flavors!
Such a simple recipe, especially for most of us who are constantly on the go. Do you have a favorite smoothie or shake you make? If not, why not try this!