Mango-Kale Smoothie With Herbal “Tea”

8 03 2014

The inspiration for this smoothie came from several places, one being from family and friends in my life that can’t have dairy. Mango and kale are delicious smoothie ingredients. And used in this herbals-based version, you’ll get tons of nutrients and antioxidants, while remaining dairy-free. And better yet, thanks to the naturally sweet herbals and fruit, you won’t need any extra sweeteners either!

A fun fact about herbal “tea”…it isn’t actually tea at all, as it doesn’t contain tea plant leaves. Rather, herbals are typically infused with herbs, spices, fruits and flowers. They’re naturally caffeine-free and low in calories, making a perfect base for a healthy smoothie.

Mango-Kale Smoothie With Herbal "Tea"

Mango-Kale Smoothie With Herbal “Tea”

The following makes 1 serving (compliments of This Girl’s Gotta Eat):

  • 1 cup brewed and cooled pomegranate & raspberry herbal tea (you could also use green tea)
  • 1 cup (packed) kale leaves, stems removed and chopped
  • 3/4 – 1 cup fresh mango, peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

Steep tea in hot water 3-5 minutes, and cool.

Add the kale and the tea to a blender and pulse a few times to chop the kale. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

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