The most delicious way to make a green smoothie is a Spinach Mango Smoothie. No grassy flavor at all and nothing but tropical bliss. The most perfect nutritious start into your day! It’s one for my Breakfast Smoothies collection!
The Ingredients For this Spinach Mango Smoothie
Let’s look into the ingredients and possible replacements:
Frozen Banana – this gives the green smoothie an amazing texture but if you have banana you can replace it with half a cup of frozen avocado chunks. Just as creamy and delicious!
Baby Spinach – is high in iron, fiber, and absolutely delicious. I do not recommend replacing this. Also, make sure to buy “baby” not regular or else your smoothie will be quite bitter.
Frozen Mango Chunks – You can also use fresh mango or pineapple as well, however the more frozen ingredients you add, the creamier your smoothie will end up being. Too many ingredients at room temperature and you end up with more of a juice than a smoothie. Also, if you use Pineapple it won’t be a Spinach Mango Smoothie anymore of course, lol.
Coconut Milk – I recommend using the unsweetened carton coconut milk to keep the calories at a reasonable amount. You can, however, add canned coconut milk if you need extra healthy fat. This milk makes the smoothie super tropical. If you don’t like coconut milk use any other milk you like.
Ground Flax Seed – this adds fiber to the smoothie to kickstart your metabolism. Ground chia seeds are a great replacement and work the same way.
How to Make This Green Smoothie
Use at least 2 frozen ingredients for the best results. It can be just the fruit, or if you have only one fruit frozen you can also add half the amount of coconut milk in form of full-fat canned coconut milk and then add ice cubes to water it down and keep it nice and cold and creamy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you put raw spinach in your smoothie?
Yes! You can use regular large spinach but it will be quite bitter. This is why we tend to cook large spinach leaves, to get rid of the bitterness. Instead, use baby spinach which tastes amazing raw. So much actually that I always avoid cooking it. It’s great for Spinach Mango Smoothie and in salads.
Is it ok to mix spinach with fruit?
Absolutely! It’s actually beneficial to mix spinach with fruits high in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps with the absorption of iron which is present in spinach.
Is it ok to drink green smoothies every day?
Every day, absolutely. All-day and exlclusively, no!
Green smoothies are super nutritious and a great start into your day. This Spinach Mango Smoothie particularly helps get your metabolism going in the morning thanks to the high fiber content, however it lacks protein and many vitamins and minerals your body needs overall.
I recommend eating an assortment of foods containing healthy fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and fruits and vegetables with all the colors of the rainbow to cover your daily nutritional needs.
Spinach Mango Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk - from a carton not a can
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until the spinach is completely liquid and no bits and pieces are still floating around.
- Serve and enjoy!