My kids recognize that it’s not the “green monster juice” I also serve, but that’s about the only distinction they make. They like this drink better than the Green Power Shake because this one is naturally sweeter from the banana and mango, and it boasts an amazingly bright green color.
Particularly if you own a Vitamix, you can get this drink incredibly smooth so that the green is merely thought of as the color of the drink (as opposed to what might be making it green). I mention this not because I’m a big proponent of hiding from my children what I feed them, but because I know there are plenty of kids (including mine, at times!) who balk at the thought of eating certain vegetables.
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 handful of frozen mango chunks
1 handful fresh kale, washed and tough stems removed
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup coconut milk
A splash of maple syrup or Stevia to sweeten as desired
A splash or squirt of flaxseed oil (optional, but another great way to get in healthy Omega-3!)
Ice, if desired
Add all ingredients to your blender. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.