Courtesy of Jennifer Iserloh

If you’ve got an ice cream craving try this thick, rich smoothie that will delight any frozen treat fan. Mango naturally sweetens kale, and chunky pistachios add a pleasant texture and more nutrients like B6. If you don’t have pistachios on hand, use walnuts, almonds, or pecans instead.

Serves 1

1 cup cubed frozen mango
1 cup packed kale leaves, stems removed or two large collard leaves, stems trimmed
1/2 cup plain yogurt or kefir
1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons chopped pistachio, or peanuts

Place all the ingredients in the blender along with 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (Serving size: 2 cups): 296 calories, 12g protein, 47g carbohydrates, 7g fat (1 g saturated), 4mg cholesterol, 3g fiber, 126mg sodium

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