Packed full of fresh vegetable goodness, green smoothies are obviously nutritious, but this mango spinach smoothie is particularly delicious! Tender and mild spinach makes it an easy way to sneak that extra serving of greens into your diet while simply enjoying a sweet and refreshing tropical treat. Creamy frozen mango and ripe banana join forces to create a taste sensation that you’d swear was made from decadent ice cream.
This simple smoothie showcases mango’s sweet, tropical, tart taste, making it the star of the show. If not for the brilliant emerald green hue, you’d never know it was full of spinach! Get the whole family on board with a brand new blend without any struggle.
Forget passing food trends like cleanses or low-carb diets; green smoothies are smart staples that are here to stay. Anyone and everyone can enjoy a tall glass, even if you balance it out with a plate of French fries for dinner! Here are more reasons to love this easy mango spinach smoothie:
No need to make a trip out to the specialty store: You have everything you need right at your fingertips at any supermarket nearby.
Making the best spinach smoothie isn’t rocket science, but it can be daunting if it’s your first green smoothie blend. Don’t worry! You’ll be able to make a drink that can rival your local café with the push of a button.
Step One: Place the plant milk and spinach in your blender first. Puree on high speed to create a bright green milk.
Step Two: Add the frozen mango, followed by the ripe banana, peeled and sliced into thick coins. Blend again until completely smooth and creamy.
Step Three: Make sure there are no flecks of spinach remaining before pouring into a glass and raising a toast to your delicious treat!
Not at all! While it’s helpful to make the process quicker and easier, you can absolutely use a basic blender to get the job done. It may take a bit longer to blend completely smooth; just be patient and be prepared to stop and scrape down the sides of the canister with a spatula a few times if some ingredients seem to be sticking there.
Frozen veggies are often just as good as fresh, and that’s certainly the case here! For the best results, make sure you thaw the spinach first and drain it very thoroughly to prevent the smoothie from becoming too thin or watery. You’ll want to squeeze it well in a fine mesh sieve to extract all the excess liquid.
Drink your green smoothie masterpiece right away to enjoy the best textures and flavors. Sometimes life gets in the way, of course. If that happens, you can stash any leftover smoothie in the fridge in an airtight glass jar for up to one day. For longer term storage, you can freeze it in an ice cube tray, transfer the cubes to a zip top bag when set, and then re-blend it with an extra splash of soymilk when ready to serve.
If you’re not a fan of bananas, you’re in luck! You can very happily substitute 1 – 2 ripe, pitted peaches or nectarines for an equally creamy, uniquely flavorful approach. In a pinch, you could increase the total amount of mango to 2 – 2 ½ cups overall instead. Don’t be afraid to experiment and customize your blend to taste!
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