The Winter months bring beautiful snow, cold and a whole host of germs. While I tend to eat lots of warm, hearty food in the winter I do love a fruit smoothie packed with nutrients and vitamins to help boost my immunity. I have packed this smoothie with protein rich almond milk and hemp hearts, combined with strawberries, mango and kale. While the Kale gives it a slightly green/brown colour the sweetness of the fruit and honey make this a delicious smoothie your whole family will love.
This smoothie is healthy, yummy and sweet enough that my boys will have some too. Mixed in my Vitamix it is a perfect consistency maintaining all of the nutrients of the fruit and kale. As opposed to juicing, using a high powered blender ensures that none of the ‘pulp’ is lost.
- 2 cups Almond Milk or Soy Milk or Dairy Milk
- 2 cups organic juice (mango/orange)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup fresh or frozen deveined kale
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)
- Honey or raw sugar – amount depends on desired sweetness
- Put all ingredients in a Vitamix (or high powered blender)
- Mix until smooth.
- Drink immediately.
- Left overs can be frozen for future use (just add water and re-blend)
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I’m actually looking for more recipes we can use with our heavy duty blender, it was expensive and all we use it for is milkshakes lol
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Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama) says
Mmmm, this looks yummy Kerrie! This is perfect timing because, as a family we are trying to eat healthier this year and my daughter loves to make smoothies! I am going to share this treat with her ( and hope she makes it for me, LOL)
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paula schuck says
It sounds delicious but I am so new to smoothies I hardly even know what to combine. I wonder about the kale and the taste of this one. I would be tempted to try it. Thanks – that’s a super healthy combo of foods. I like that!
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Ninja Mommers says
Not only does this look delicious, but it’s also healthy. Who couldn’t use an immune boost? I know I NEED one. Badly. I will totally be making this. BOOK MARKED! Thank you for sharing!
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Renee @ My So-Called Mommy Life says
I love putting kale into smoothies. This looks delish and the best part is I have all of these ingredients in my fridge/freezer right now! I know what we are having for snack tomorrow!
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Thanks for sharing. I will have to try it. :)
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Honey and garlic are great for boosting immunity. Garlic may change the taste though!
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Lisa Jones says
They Look & Sound Delicious I’ll Have To Tyr, Thanks For Sharing!!! XO
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this looks delicious! I’d love to have you link this up on Tasty Tuesday!
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That sounds great! Maybe I use this idea and make smoothies for breakfast!
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I never thought about using Hemp Hearts in a smoothie, but that’s a great idea!
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
Ooh I love hemp hearts in a smoothie – they add great flavour.
Reesa Lewandowski says
This looks so delicious! I really need to get back into juicing!
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Lexie Lane says
I love smoothie recipes, especially the energy ones. I know kale definitely has tons of benefits. So anything with kale in it is a love of mine.