A Saintly Green Smoothie

You’ve probably realized by now that I’m a little obsessed with blended beverages. Though I left smoothies by the wayside during the colder months,  the blender made its official spring debut in my kitchen this past week. And with the selection of a new pope yesterday, and the celebration of a saint named Patrick in three days, I give you a very green, very saintly smoothie.

I love green smoothies because I feel like a ninja any time I’m able to eat a serving of vegetables before the sun rises (read: for breakfast). Nutritious, delicious, this holy smoothie has become my ideal March breakfast. I think you’ll love it, too.


Saintly Green Smoothie

Kale blends best in a high-powered blender. If you don’t have one, you can strain the smoothie to remove the leftover leafy bits, or just substitute spinach. Makes 1 large or 2 smaller servings.


1 ripe banana

1 medium mango, peeled and cut from seed

1 large handful chopped kale

~1/2 cup juice of your choice (I used kombucha and loved it)

1 handful ice

1 tablespoon protein powder

1 teaspoon ground flax seed


Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. If you like a thinner smoothie, add a little extra juice/kombucha. Drink up!

What’s your ideal springtime breakfast?



  1. Sasha says:

    You and I are really in sync! I just posted a green smoothie recipe too. Baby kale blends really well and leaves no chunks behind 🙂 But my true love is arugula <3

    • I laughed when I saw your post this morning! Great minds think alike! I’m going to try adding lemon to my smoothies…sounds like a perfect way to brighten my mornings up 🙂

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