Friday, September 6, 2013

Mango Strawberry & Chia Green Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies I have made. The mangoes and strawberries go so well together and provide lots of natural sweetness. I really like adding chia seeds to my smoothies, especially if I am drinking them right before a workout. I made this about a half an hour before exercising, and I felt so energized during my workout!

Mango Strawberry & Chia Green Smoothie

Makes ~5 8oz servings


5 large organic kale leaves, stems removed
1 cup sliced organic strawberries
1 mango, sliced
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 cup orange juice
1 cup cold water
1 cup ice


1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until liquified and there are no visible pieces of ice

2. Pour in a glass and enjoy!

What are the nutritional benefits of this smoothie? Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. It is also a good source of minerals calcium, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorous. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber. Mangoes are an excellent source of vitamins C and A. Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium. The orange juice provides yet even more vitamin C.

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