This green smoothie will help you start the day on the right foot. With a touch of sweetness from the peaches and mango and a little zing from the ginger and lemon, this mean green smoothie will add a spring to your step. The ginger works as a stomach soother, immune booster and infection fighter, while the kale is packed with fiber.
Makes 2 Servings
1 cup ice
2 cups kale, packed, fresh or frozen
1 cup frozen mango cubes
1 cup frozen peaches
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from approximately 2 lemons)
1½-2 cups filtered water
honey, to taste (optional)
Add ice to blender first and crush. Then add kale, mango, peaches, ginger, lemon juice (starting with 2 tablespoons and working your way up) and 1 cup water to start. Blend until smooth, only adding water a little at a time as needed and scraping down the sides/mixing as needed. Once well-blended, taste and adjust seasoning as needed. If too tart, add more fruit or a little honey. For more zing, add more ginger. For more acidity, add more lemon juice. To make it thicker/colder, add more ice. Blend as needed. Serve immediately.
Source: Plated, the meal kit for foodies, and their editorial leg Morsel.