Get ready for this delicious Mango Spinach Smoothie to become your favorite new healthy green smoothie! Full of fresh flavor and nutrition, this vibrant smoothie is made with mango, spinach, pineapple, banana, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and fresh mint leaves.
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All About This Mango Spinach Smoothie
- Flavor: Fresh, tropical, and bright are words to describe the flavor of this smoothie. The sweet tang of the mango and pineapple are taken to a whole other level by the addition of fresh mint.
- Texture: This smoothie is the perfect creamy consistency. The spinach, banana and hemp seeds all add creaminess when blended, but I think the biggest factor is in the frozen fruit. We use frozen fruit in all of our smoothies to avoid having to use any ice. The frozen fruit over ice is a big reason why this smoothie is so perfectly creamy.
- Ease: Does it get much easier than a smoothie? Anyone can make this recipe! I will say that when we upgraded to our Vitamix from the cheap blender we had for way too long, smoothie making got much easier. I mean, our smoothies could get any smoother now!
Mango Spinach Smoothie Adjustments
- My smoothie is too watery. Usually this is the cause of using ice cubes instead of frozen fruit. Any frozen fruit will help to avoid a watery smoothie, but particularly frozen bananas!
- My smoothie is too thick. Time to add a little more liquid. Just be sure to add it in small increments so you don't overdo it. Sometimes it just takes a good tamper and swirl with a spoon.
- My smoothie isn't creamy enough. This is an easy fix! Add a banana, half an avocado, or spoonful of nut butter.
- My smoothie isn't blended enough. This could be caused by how you added your ingredients to the blender. Best practice is to add liquid first, followed by leafy greens, and then the chunkier frozen fruits last.
- My smoothie is too foamy. This doesn't happen often, but if you notice foam coming to the top of your blender after making your smoothie, put the lid back on and blend it for another 10-20 seconds on a very low speed. If that still doesn't help and you can't handle the foam, you can strain it in a fine mesh sieve.
- My smoothie lacks flavor. Time to spice it up! Pick one of the following to spice up your smoothie flavorings... Mint, basil, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla extract, or almond extract.
Ingredients For Mango Spinach Smoothie:
To make this smoothie, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card at the end of this post for detailed amounts and instructions!
- Spinach - This leafy green is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and iron; all of which are amazing for your skin health. You can use spinach, kale, or both in this smoothie.
- Frozen mango - Any variety of mango has impressive health benefits. They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants.
- Frozen pineapple - Low in calories, but high in nutrition. Pineapples are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and a rich source of antioxidants that can help boost immunity, lower inflamation, and reduce health risks.
- Frozen banana - Bananas are amazing for scalp and hair health. They are also rich in vitamin A which helps to brighten the skin and give you a healthy glow.
- Fresh mint leaves - Mint isn't only delicious, but is a great source of antioxidants and aids in digestion.
- Chia seeds - These little seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3s, and omega-6. Most people think of salmon when they hear omega-3s, but chia seeds actually contain more omega 3s than salmon, gram per gram. These omega-3s help protect the skin from sun damage and also support scalp and hair health.
- Hemp seeds - Another seed that is full of nutrients, healthy fats, and proteins.
- Water - Filtered water is my choice of smoothie thinner, but you can use coconut water if you prefer.
How to Make This Mango Spinach Smoothie:
To make this smoothie, simply:
Note: If your fruit isn't frozen, be sure to add in a large handful of ice to get that good cold smoothie consistency.
Mango Spinach Smoothie Variations
- Use kale instead of spinach or a combination of kale and spinach.
- Swap the mint for basil for another fresh flavoring, or ginger for a bit of a punch, or cinnamon for a sweet dessert like touch.
- Use coconut water or almond milk instead of water.
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