It’s humble, I know. But sometimes humble and practical is the best. Which is very true in this case.
I’ve tried many green smoothies, and this is the combination I always come back to.
- Almond milk
Add ginger if you like spice, cinnamon if you like to your fresh smoothies to feel cozy. Honey if you’re not opposed to a little natural sweetener, which, personally, I am not. ♡
I have two favorite things about this green smoothie.
First: the taste and texture are literally the best. It’s smooth and creamy – not icy like a slushie and not runny like a juice. Just a perfectly perfect, creamy, satisfying smoothie.
Second: the moment I remember I had this for breakfast (usually sometime around lunch) and feel so good about myself for already getting so many fruits and veggies in AND IT’S NOT EVEN LUNCH YET. This is a good moment.
Third (bonus, just thought of it right now): you can easily prep it ahead of time with all your other meal prep stuff. Just pack your mango, peaches, kale, and ginger into a bag and freeze it up. When you’re ready to blend, add your liquid of choice and get after it.
One ginger consideration:
I usually use a ginger paste (the kind that you can buy in the tube in the produce section) but I recently realized that sadly it is made with sugar. Sad. No wonder I like it so much. It’s got a full 1 gram of sugar in less than a teaspoon, so since I’m doing the whole Sugar Free January thing and trying to recalibrate my palette away from super-sweet things, lately I have been making it with a hunk of fresh (peeled) ginger. And that seems to work just fine as well. The one thing to consider is that when it’s frozen, it is rock solid, so depending on what kind of blender you have you might want to just let everything sit out for a while before giving it a whirl.
I’m telling ya. This one is the best.
Thank you, frozen fruit and creamy almond milk and spicy ginger and powerhouse kale, for being so lovely together.
The best basic, smooth, creamy green smoothie. So easy – just blend peaches, mango, kale, almond milk, and ginger. Honey or cinnamon if you want, too! ♡
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen peach slices
- a handful of kale (stems removed)
- 1-2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 inch slice of fresh ginger
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- honey to taste
- Blend until smooth!
Add more or less almond milk to make this more like a smoothie vs. more like a juice. You can also use water instead of almond milk if you prefer. Coconut water is also nice although it has a bit more natural sugar.
Sometimes I find adding a tiny pinch of salt helps the flavor a little bit.
This works best with frozen fruit so you get a nice smooth and creamy texture.
Protein powder would be a great addition. I’ve also added coconut oil and/or cashews for an extra fat/protein boost.
You will get the best results with a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix or the Blendtec. We use both (one at home, one at the studio) and I don’t really have a preference between them. They’re both great. For a good blender that doesn’t cost quite so much, the Ninja brand is pretty good, too.
Drink this right after you blend it. You can keep it for later, but be sure shake it up. I don’t recommend drinking it more than 24 hours after you make it.
Do you make a daily smoothie? Please inspire me with your best combos!