Mangoes are one of my all time favorite fruits well I should say perfectly ripe mangoes are one of my all time favorite fruits. Mangoes come close to avocados when it comes to fruit that can be depressingly hit and miss. One day they are perfectly ripe and the the next an inedible mess. I’m not ashamed to say that I am one of those annoying people who squeeze all the fruit in the super market in search of the perfect mango! Luckily mangoes are amazingly ripe and delicious at this time of year so the I have literally been eating kilos of this golden fruit. This smoothie makes the most of the luscious buttery texture of mango and combines it with vibrant kale, zesty lime and cooling coconut for a perfectly tropical green smoothie. The tropics are just one sip away!
Kale’s fame as a super green is well deserved considering its wonderful nutritional profile. If you are looking to improve your complexion (like me!) then kale is the vegetable for you. Kale offers a whole host of skin boosting vitamins and minerals. Firstly kale is a rich source of vitamin C with just one cup providing ninety percent of your daily requirement. Vitamin C helps make collagen which is the structural protein that imparts skin strength by forming a mesh-work that holds together our skin cells. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant which can help prevent damage to our skin by free radicals. In addition kale is a wonderful source of copper. Copper plays a vital role in the production of the pigment melanin which is responsible for protecting our skin from sun damage. Just like vitamin C copper also plays a role in collagen formation.
- 1 ripe mango peeled
- 2 handfuls kale
- ½ cup coconut water + a little more
- 1 lime
- 1 passion fruit
- Cut the mango into chunks and place in a blender or food processor along with the kale coconut water and juice of the lime.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add a little more coconut water if desired.
- Pour into a serving glass and top with the passionfruit pulp.