By Jodee Weiland
Summer time is the best time of the year to enjoy a nice cold smoothie! My new smoothie is both healthy and delicious. If you drink all fourteen ounces on your own, you will find it quite filling as well. Nonetheless, you can also choose to share this awesome smoothie with someone else. Either way, my Magnificent Mango Kale Smoothie will help you maintain your health goals while adding a great tasting smoothie to your day!
Putting together a healthy smoothie isn’t rocket science, but you should have a way of tracking the calories and the nutritional elements of your recipe, so you will find the best option for meeting your individual dietary goals. I use the food diary in the app, MyFitnessPal, to do this for myself.
As I add on each ingredient to my food diary, it tells me the calories and more. For example, my Magnificent Mango Kale Smoothie is 416 calories for all fourteen ounces or 208 calories for half the recipe when made with the blue agave, which adds 60 calories to the recipe. Various programs have features that will count the calories and more, so if this interests you, look for the one that is best for you. In the mean time, check out the awesome recipe for my Magnificent Mango Kale Smoothie!
Magnificent Mango Kale Smoothie
- 2 cups fresh kale (torn away from center stem)
- 1 cup fresh mango sliced and frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/8 cup raw organic pumpkin seeds shelled
- 1 tablespoon raw organic blue agave nectar (optional)
Prepare and place all of the above ingredients into a blender. Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. This recipe will be enough for about two seven ounce servings or one fourteen ounce serving.
As I said earlier, my Magnificent Mango Kale Smoothie is both delicious and healthy. It has all the nutrients of kale and mango both, plus those found in almond milk and pumpkin seeds. Kale, often referred to as a super food with staying power has protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, and so much more. Mango is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and more, as well as being a good source of potassium. Pumpkin seeds are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and numerous health promoting antioxidants. All in all, the health benefits of my Magnificent Mango Kale Smoothie make this one awesome smoothie to use as a meal or just enjoy before or after a workout. Give it a try, and enjoy!