Green Mango Smoothie

By Tess Challis, www.healingthebody.ca

By Tess Challis, Healing the Body

Sometimes the sweet taste of tropical fruit is all we can think about. Good news…this smoothie helps deliver that craving, with a shot of greens to slightly offset the sweetness and control the sugar rush. (Photo credit: Olga Eglite)

Purpose

A great way to introduce yourself to green smoothies. You can barely taste the greens, so it’s perfect for skeptics and self-professed vegetable haters (who secretly want to incorporate them because the KNOW they are good for their health).

The greens are a great source of calcium, iron, and chlorophyll. The fresh fruit is loaded with antioxidants and fiber, so you can drink up and feel great about it!

Equipment Required

  • Good quality blender

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, washed well and drained
  • 1 cup mango flesh, fresh or frozen
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup orange or mango juice (if you prefer, use less juice and add water instead)

Directions

  • Blend all of the ingredients very well and serve immediately. Happiness!

Consumption

    • Anytime you desire a fruity tasting smoothie, while getting your greens!


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*Images of “mango” and “smoothie” via Shutterstock

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