grape mango kale smoothie {smoothie saturday}

Light and refreshing, this Grape Mango Kale Smoothie is perfect for a Saturday morning pick me up.

Grape Mango Kale Smoothie by Jelly Toast

With summer right around the corner, our house has bee a whirlwind of end of the school year activities. Field trips, class picnics and family celebrations have been filling our days and nights. It’s an incredibly exciting time, yet I am really yearning for the lazy days of summer to come.

Summer brings fabulous fruit and an abundance of vegetables. Yesterday, I shared a fresh summer strawberry shrub cooler which is a wonderfully refreshing drink for any warm weather gathering and for this week’s Smoothie Saturday, I’ve got a new green smoothie full of grapes, mango, watermelon and kale. The grapes give this smoothie a sweet base, while the mango adds a tropical twist.

I’ve waxed poetic about my feelings about kale in the past and while I know kale has a feeling of being a trendy ingredient, it’s more than that. Kale is indeed a super food. I admit that it would be even more super if it tasted like a giant ice cream sundae covered in chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles, but it’s the next best thing. It’s unbelievably healthy, extremely versatile and when prepared properly, incredibly delicious.

Especially in green smoothies.

Grape Mango Kale Smoothie by Jelly Toast

Happy Saturday

Grape Mango Kale Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

8 ounces coconut water
1/2 cup red grapes
1/2 cup watermelon
1 cup mango, fresh or frozen
1 cup kale
1 carrot, cut into chunks
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 date
1 1/2 cups of ice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender (I used my Blendtec) and blend until smooth.
May 31st, 2014

5 Responses to “grape mango kale smoothie {smoothie saturday}”

  1. How to Philosophize with Cake — May 31, 2014 @ 12:50 pm (#)

    That sounds somewhat strange, but delicious! I love grapes yet I’ve never tried them in a smoothie, I’ll have to test this out sometime. 🙂

    • Emily — May 31, 2014 @ 9:56 pm (#)

      I know just how you feel, the idea seemed odd to me at first too. But grapes are sweet and juicy really add some fabulous flavor, not to mention nutrition, to the smoothies! I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — May 31, 2014 @ 7:52 pm (#)

    This sounds AMAZING! Oddly, I never think of grapes as a smoothie ingredient but now I do! I bet if you froze the grapes first, it would be loovveelllyyy.

    • Emily — May 31, 2014 @ 9:55 pm (#)

      I LOVE the frozen grapes idea! That is brilliant – thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 ~Emily

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