My obsession with Chef AJ’s recipes is still going strong! I’m quite positive I will make everything out of her book.
Her “It’s Easy Being Green Smoothie” is on my top 3 list of green smoothies.

My obsession began with my first green smoothie called the “Glowing Green Smoothie” by  LA Nutritionist Kymberly Snyder. After my first experience of blended green goodness, I tried countless different recipes varying from sweet to rather savory and well… green tasting. I think I’m going to have to do a comparison post with my favorite green smoothie recipes in the future!

The great thing about green smoothies is that they are filled with vitamins and minerals to keep you energized and healthy, but unlike a juice, the fiber from the fruits and vegetables still remains, which helps to keep you fuller longer!
This smoothie is more on the sweet side, which is a great intro smoothie for someone who wants to try, but is a little hesitant.

It’s Easy Being Green Smoothie:
Recipe by Chef AJ
serves 3

1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup almond milk
1 bunch kale
2 frozen ripe bananas (peel and freeze beforehand)
2 cups frozen mango
about 1 cup of mint leaves (start with less and add to taste)

Start off by combing orange juice and almond milk with kale and blend until smooth. Then add the frozen banana, mango, and mint leaves.
Blend until thick and smooth, pour into 3 glass jars and enjoy. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.


5 Comments on Green Smoothie

    • Catherine
      April 9, 2012 at 11:57 am (12 years ago)

      Thank you! Loved the Green smoothie challenge, I felt so refreshed afterwards and am continuing to incorporate green smoothies as part of my daily diet. My sister and her boyfriend tried the “It’s Easy Being Green” smoothie yesterday (both their first green smoothies!) and they loved it and want to try making a batch themselves!

  1. Amber
    February 9, 2013 at 7:07 am (11 years ago)

    This was SO so good! I don’t enjoy kale, mint, or mangos, but took a leap of faith and gave it a try. Both my husband and I were quite impressed. Thanks for making our first green smoothie a success 🙂

  2. Lauren
    April 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm (11 years ago)

    I tried the green smoothie tonight. It turned out great! So yummy! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  3. pj
    May 19, 2013 at 2:33 am (11 years ago)

    Love the Green Smoothie first in the morning!
    Strawberries, banana with kale EXCELLENT!””


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