Over the years, I’ve made a LOT of green smoothies. And I’ve gotten pretty fancy with some of them. I’ll add all kinds of fun and good-for-you ingredients, like bee pollen, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and wheatgrass.
The problem is that when you add more and more ingredients, it starts to get a little complicated. Measuring out different ingredients and figuring out which ingredients go well together can take time.
So today I bring you a classic, simple and easy green smoothie recipe you can throw together in seconds!
- Fresh kale
- Frozen mango
- Frozen blueberries
- Place all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste and and add more of any ingredient to your preference. Blend again and enjoy!
Yep. That’s it.
I don’t bother measuring at all. I use perhaps half a bunch of kale, then I pour water over it and dump in some frozen fruit. I blend it all up and add more of any of those things when I feel like it needs a slight taste adjustment, but honestly, because of the nature of these ingredients, it often doesn’t need to be adjusted.
The kale gives the green smoothie a very fresh, *green* taste, providing an energizing start to the day. The frozen mango and blueberries add just the right hint of sweetness to counter the grassiness. It’s a refreshing green smoothie to start the day! I make a big batch and it lasts me 2—4 days at a time.
The only drawback to this simple and easy green smoothie recipe is that it does NOT look pretty. It’s a very muddy pinkish brown color (I used a different green smoothie combo for the picture here—doesn’t it look much prettier?). So I wouldn’t go around serving this at brunch to guests or anything. But as a daily breakfast just for you, this green smoothie is an excellent option!