Mango spinach smoothie
The surprising and delicious ingredients in this mango spinach smoothie recipe will give you tons of nutrients and flavor all packed into one cup. We know that after you make this smoothie recipe once, you will want to make it again and again and again… You’re going to love it!
Spinach and Mango Smoothie
Adding vegetables to a smoothie is something that you should always do. While most smoothie recipes are always loaded with fruits, they don’t always have veggies and that is such a missed opportunity! Why not toss in some baby spinach that will give your smoothie even more nutrients? Green smoothies are a fantastic way to enjoy lots of healthy ingredients in one cup and our mango spinach smoothie is one you are going to love.
How to Make Green Smoothies
When you blend all the ingredients in our mango spinach smoothie together, you are going to get a very green, very tasty drink. Don’t be scared by that green smoothie color- it tastes amazing thanks to that sweet mango! Here is how we whip up this delicious green smoothie.
- Wash the spinach leaves and broccoli well.
- Add all the ingredients except the bee pollen into a large blender (the baby spinach leaves, unsweetened almond milk, broccoli florets, mango, and chia seeds).
- Blend until smooth and we mean very smooth- you really want to get the spinach and broccoli as fine as possible.
- Pour into two glasses and serve topped with the bee pollen.
That is all it takes to make this delicious smoothie recipe and start drinking a tasty, healthy green smoothie with spinach in just a few minutes of your time. You can also cut the recipe in half, use a single serve portable blender and enjoy our mango smoothie while on the go. Making an easy, healthy weekday breakfast just got a whole lot easier.
Healthy Smoothie Ingredients
While our recipe for a delicious mango spinach smoothie only contains a few ingredients, it is packed with nutritional benefits that you will love. Here is what each ingredient in our green smoothie has to offer:
Spinach– Fresh spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, A, C and also folate. It has iron, manganese and also vitamin B2. Spinach can help improve blood flow throughout your body and also is a good source of natural energy.
Almond Milk– Almond milk has lots of vitamin D, is low in sugar and still naturally sweet. Using almond milk also helps keep this recipe dairy free.
Broccoli- Broccoli is a great source of vitamin K and C . It also contains folate and fiber. The antioxidants in broccoli will help keep your body healthy and prevent damaging free radicals.
Mango– Mango can help boost immunity thanks to all the vitamin C it contains. It is also great for lowering cholesterol, helping with digestion and promoting a healthy gut.
Bee Pollen-Bee pollen has lots of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants. It can help decrease inflammation and also improve immunity. Bee pollen is an awesome, secret ingredient in this mango spinach smoothie recipe that you are going to love.
Chia Seeds– Chia seeds have omega 3 fatty acids, plant protein and also lots of nutrients. They are practically flavorless so they will be a great addition to your smoothie without over powering the main flavors.
Our green smoothie recipe is unparalleled in taste and nutrients. It really is one of the healthiest smoothies out there! Not only will you love drinking the smoothie because of its great taste, but you can also feel good about enjoying a cup of something so healthy every day!
We love our green smoothie recipe, mango and spinach are just so perfect together! However, we also love switching this green smoothie up a little and giving you a few options. Here are our favorite ways to make this green smoothie recipe even better:
- Use fresh kale in place of the spinach
- Add 1/8 cup of honey or maple syrup to make the smoothie sweeter
- Add a cup of chopped pineapple to make a pineapple mango smoothie. (freeze the chopped pineapple to make your mango pineapple smoothie have an even better, slushy texture)
- Use a cup of coconut milk in place of almond milk for a more tropical taste.
- Use a cup of frozen mango in place of fresh mango to make the smoothie thicker and more slushy.
- Add a frozen banana to add sweetness, nutrition and also thicken the smoothie.
Give all of these options a try and let us know which you love. We love to get email telling us all about how you took our mango spinach smoothie recipe and made it your own. You can also just leave a reply in the comments below and share your smoothie tips and tricks with us!
Bee Pollen in Smoothies
Bee pollen may be an ingredient in this recipe that you are unfamiliar with. However it is an amazing way to make your smoothie healthier and add a great taste. Bee pollen tastes slightly floral and the flavor of the pollen actually depends on the flowers that the bee visited- all bee pollen will taste differently!
It is also a very healthy ingredient (which we already talked about a little bit!). Bee pollen is loaded with amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients. Hundreds of health studies have been done, testing the powers of bee pollen, and the results always show bee pollen as being a powerhouse when it comes to promoting healthy living. It can lower the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and even prevent some cancers and chronic diseases. Sounds like an ingredient you need to get your hands on!
Give this green smoothie a try today and taste for yourself how delicious it really is. It is full of amazing, healthy foods that will give you a nutritional boost and make you feel like you can take on the world! Mango, spinach, broccoli and nut milk make for one tasty drink! Send us an email to let us know how much you enjoyed our green smoothie or sign up to receive email from us with exciting new recipes. We have plenty of great ideas to send your way!
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Simple Spinach Smoothie Recipe
- Prep Time: 8
- Cook Time: 2
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Smoothie
This spinach smoothie is not only healthy and nutritious but easy to make.
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup broccoli florets
- 1 mango, peeled and sliced
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Pour the 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk into the blender. Add the washed spinach leaves, broccoli florets, mango and chia seeds.
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Pour and drink (top off with bee pollen).
- Use the most ripe mango that you can find- the more ripe the mango is, the sweeter your smoothie will be. Since there are no added sweeteners in this smoothie, the taste really relies on your mango to be sweet. If you can’t find a ripe mango in the grocery store, use one cup frozen mango in place of a whole fresh mango.
- If the mango isn’t sweet enough for your taste and your green smoothie would benefit from a little extra sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey to the mix. Not only will honey make the mango spinach green smoothie sweeter, but you will get the benefits of honey and been pollen- this smoothie is one for the bees!
- Baby spinach is great in this green smoothie since the young leaves are more tender and do not have such a strong flavor. However, larger leaves of spinach will work as well. Toss the spinach right into the blender and blend until smooth!
Keywords: Spinach Smoothie
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