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Fruity Kale Smoothie

Serves 2

This green smoothie recipe pairs nutrient-packed kale leaves with ripe banana and frozen mango which lend sweetness and creamy texture to this luscious green drink. Sea-buckthorn berry juice and hemp seeds, both of which contain anti-inflammatory compounds, are added to the mix to further boost its healing properties. Sea-buckthorn juice, which is made from the bright orange berries of a thorny plant that grows wild on sea cliffs and dunes in Europe and Asia, has also been reported to contain exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene.

Tip: The original recipe below calls for fresh kale leaves; however, if you haven't quite acquired a taste for green smoothies yet, you might want to throw some rinsed kale leaves into the freezer and use the frozen leaves instead. When frozen, kale leaves lose some of their bitterness and smelliness.

Mango Banana Kale Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup roughly chopped organic kale leaves, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp sea-buckthorn juice [Buy It]
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds [Buy Them]
  • 1 ½ cups filtered water


  • Let the mango chunks thaw for a few minutes
  • Place the mango chunks, sliced banana, kale leaves, sliced banana, kale leaves, sea-buckthorn juice, hemp seeds and water in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Check the consistency. If necessary, add a bit more water and blend again. Serve immediately.

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