POPSUGAR Celebrity

Jul 6 2014 - 5:30am

Farmers Market Cantaloupe, Kale, and Ginger Smoothie


Pure Leaf Iced Tea asked me to come up with a smoothie that was inspired by the farmers market. I wanted it to be seasonal, local, really nutritious, and packed with naturally derived sweetness. I added bananas, dates, ginger, and lemon to balance out the cantaloupe and the kale and to give it a round finish.

Kale, Cantaloupe, and Ginger Smoothie Recipe


1 cup ripe cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons flaxseeds or flaxseed meal
1 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 cup Medjool dates, quartered
1 cup unsweetened black tea, like Pure Leaf
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup ice


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Serve cold.

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