Green Energy Smoothie The combination of nutrient-packed kale, mango, and almond milk in this smoothie is energizing and delicious! Use frozen kale for a thicker drink. 1 serving 1 cup frozen kale 1 cup frozen mango 1 cup almond milk 1 scoop unflavored protein powder

Recipe: Green Energy Smoothie

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This green energy smoothie is one of my favorite healthy recipes! The combination of nutrient-packed kale, mango, and almond milk is energizing and delicious. Filled with protein and vitamins this smoothie will give your body an energy kickstart. You will be surprised on how sweet and creamy this delicious smoothie recipe is. I always use BiPro unflavored whey protein powder in this recipe, but you can use any unflavored protein powder of your choice. Kids will even love this sweet and refreshing smoothie recipe, so give this green energy smoothie a try and going green!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen kale
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use BiPro unflavored whey protein powder)

Directions

  1. Add ingredients in the order listed above to smoothie maker or blender.
  2. Blend on low speed until larger pieces are broken up. Finish on high speed until well blended.

Servings: 1

Nutrition (per serving): 194 calories, 11 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 34 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 20 grams sugar

**I always recommend frozen kale over fresh in smoothies because it's already chopped and gives the drink a thicker consistency.


4 Comments


Monica on March 17, 2015 at 11:08 AMReply

Do you drink the smoothies as a meal (breakfast) or are they as a treat?


    Chris Freytag on March 17, 2015 at 3:00 PMReply

    This is one of my favorite smoothies and I often have it for breakfast! http://gethealthyu.com/recipe/green-energy-smoothie/ A nutritious smoothie can totally be a healthy breakfast, lunch or snack. I don't view smoothies as treats! :) Ice cream is a treat! SMILE!


Susie on January 9, 2015 at 1:23 PMReply

When you recommend protein powder, any specific suggestions? Source? # of grams? Calorie allowance?


    Chris Freytag on January 19, 2015 at 4:57 PMReply

    I love BiPro! http://gethealthyu.com/products/nutrition-and-supplements/