Detoxifying Green Smoothie Recipe

My go-to green smoothie recipe at the moment - refreshing, delicious and not too "healthy" tasting. It's also been getting all the ticks of approval by my friends and family lately too.  I try to get greens in my diet everyday but when I don't have time or I can't stomach a salad I make one of these and it works a treat! Plus it has lots of other healing whole-foods in it to promote detoxification and healing. Sometimes I throw a big handful of baby spinach leaves in as well.

 Kale leaves, fresh mint, frozen banana, coconut water.

Kale leaves, fresh mint, frozen banana, coconut water.

 Detoxifying green smoothie

Detoxifying green smoothie

Recipe

  1. 2-3 big kale leaves, hold the stem and pull the leaves off, discard the stem and add leaves to your blender
  2. Handful baby spinach leaves (optional)
  3. 1/2 a peeled lemon, pips removed
  4. 1 small knob fresh ginger, thumb nail size
  5. A few sprigs of fresh mint, I throw in stems and all
  6. Half a small fresh cucumber, about 5-6 cm long
  7. 1 big handful of frozen mango cubes. Mango makes it sweet so don't skimp
  8. 1 fresh or frozen banana, diced. Make sure banana's are spotty before going in the freezer, this makes for sweeter, tastier smoothies.
  9. About 1.5 cups coconut water 

Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender, (I use a Nutri-Bullet 900W which is super powerful), blend till smooth. 

Enjoy!