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Kale and Mango Breakfast Smoothie Recipe


Kale & Mango Breakfast Smoothie

Credit: Lisa Guy

This smoothie is jam-packed with beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A). This important vitamin acts as a potent antioxidant and helps reduce inflammation in the body, while supporting eye health and vision. Kale is a super brassica vegetable that contains high levels of sulfur compounds essential for liver detoxification of carcinogens. Mangoes are a wonderful source of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant and vital for collagen production for healthy, youthful skin. Vitamin C is also needed for healthy adrenal gland function and to strengthen immunity. Green leafy vegetables like kale and baby spinach are a good source of iron to bolster your immune system and promote red blood cell production and the transport of oxygen around the body.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

Method

  • 1½ cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 packed cup baby spinach
  • 1 large kale leaf, stem removed
  • Small handful mint leaves, plus extra to serve
  • ¼ large Lebanese cucumber
  • 1 cup chilled water or green tea
  • Small handful pistachios
  1. Place all ingredients, except pistachios, in blender and mix until smooth and well combined.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses and top with roughly chopped pistachios and some mint leaves.
  3. Tip: To supercharge your smoothie, use 1 cup chilled green tea instead of plain water. Green tea has been shown to help speed up your metabolism and increase fat burning and weight loss. Add a small teaspoon of matcha green tea or 1 tsp of spirulina or super greens powder to boost your immune and skin health. Try adding ½ small avocado for extra heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats and beta-carotene.



 

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .