Good Morning Kale Smoothie

photo 4Hi everybody and Happy Friday!

I really love a homemade smoothie, especially a green one, in the morning, but most of the time mornings are busy and hectic and I don’t have time to make a fresh one…

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So I realized (!) it’s the best to prep ahead the day before and fill the smoothie into maison jars. That’s what I did yesterday.photo 2-1

Kale was on sale (what a rhyme :) ) at Whole Foods this week!

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I bought the Maca powder out of Whole Foods’ Superfood shelf. It is sometimes called the Inca “ginseng”. And although its health benefits haven’t been proven 100%, you can read more about it here . You don’t have to use it though, it’s totally optional. Some people even dislike the taste ;) photo 1-1
And this morning I simple gave it a good shake so everything was well combined again and sipped it with a straw right of the jar. And from my balcony with this pretty view:

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What a great start into the day – now let’s get ready for the weekend!

Good Morning Kale Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 16 oz.

Serving Size: 8 oz.

Good Morning Kale Smoothie

Nothing better than a green smoothie in the morning!

Ingredients

  • 3 large kale leaves, hard stalks removed
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple cubes
  • ¼ cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 tsp Maca powder (optional)
  • 1 dash of lemon juice (if you don’t drink it immediately)

Instructions

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until liquified and smooth.

Pour into 2 8oz. maison jars. Sip right away or close with lids and store in the fridge until the next morning. Before opening the jars again, give it a good shake so all the components are well combined again.

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