Green Cardamom Smoothie

October 1, 2014

Green Cardamom Smoothie | One Hungry Mama

Everyone’s favorite: a green smoothie! Okay, I’m being facetious. I know that you’re tired of green smoothies. But I also know that you like them. Right? Right? You’re just bored with the same old formula and this one is fresh and new and irresistibly delicious.

I’m a huge fan of cardamom and, if you are, too, this is your new go-to green smoothie. Paired with shredded coconut, coconut water and lime, this has a bright, exotic flavor that will transport you to southeast Asia. Or at least that’s what it does for me.

The mango lends this smoothie a bit of sweetness, but not too much. My kids like this as is, but you can always add a touch of honey if your children need a little bit more. And don’t worry about the kale: you don’t even taste it. It just lends a gorgeous green color and nutrition boost.

Give this a try and let me know what you think. While you’re at it, here are some other smoothie recipes to whet your appetite.

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Green Cardamom Smoothie
(Can be shared with kids 6+ mos)*
Makes 1 large or 2 small servings

1 cup cubed mango (fresh or frozen)
1/2 a ripe banana, peeled
1/4 cup loosely packed kale (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon ground flax and/or chia seeds
Scant 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom**
3/4 cup coconut water
Juice of 1/2 a lime

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth. Serve immediately.

*Note: This is a wonderful snack to share with even very beginner eaters. Put a little in a sippy cup or feed it by spoon.

**Note: This smoothie has a strong cardamom flavor. You can tone it down by reducing the amount of cardamom by as much as half.

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