Mango, Banana, & Kale Smoothie

_MG_4118In the spirit of New Year's resolutions, I have been trying to up my intake of vegetables. A really easy (and relatively painless) way to do this is just to add some greens to a smoothie. This has become my go-to breakfast lately, and I think it's more filling than a mix of just fruit -- plus, you get lots of your vitamins for the day in before 9 am. Kind of a win-win situation, I would say. You can also substitute spinach or another leafy green for the kale if you prefer._MG_4122 Mango, Banana, & Kale Smoothie (serves 2)

1 cup fresh or frozen mango, cut into 1-inch pieces (if you use fresh, add a handful of ice)

1 banana, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup almond milk

1 1/2 cups fresh kale, cut into small pieces.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée on high until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately, adding ice if necessary.