Simple Sundays | Mango Spinach Green Smoothie

Mango Spinach Green Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

The candy bowl must go. It’s been two days since Halloween night, and the house is overflowing with sweets. My plan to buy candy last minute backfired – I ended up going to the store and overstocking on bags of chocolate, somehow fearing that an army of 1,000 trick or treaters would make their way to our front door. Between my excess supply of Kit Kats and Reeses (Twix were sold out, sob!) and my children’s notable collection, I am ready for it all to go.

Are you ready to get back to healthy eating? At least until Thanksgiving?

Now now, if you’re not a fan of green smoothies, I don’t want you to wrinkle up your nose and leave. Please hear me out.

Mango Spinach Green Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Fresh Spinach
Mango Spinach Green Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Frozen Mango

I am a late adopter of the green smoothies that populate the far reaches of the internet. While I indulge in daily fruit and avocado smoothies, it has taken me a long time to incorporate dark leafy greens into the mix. But recently, I have been craving them after my workouts. Mango Spinach Green Smoothies have been my go-to after the gym, and the truth is, you barely taste the spinach.

The sweetness of the mango and banana gives you a tropical smoothie that makes you feel like you’re indulging in an island shake (but you secretly feel like Popeye nourishing his muscles).

As we head into a season of holiday indulgence, maybe this might help us stay on track. After all, some of us have skinny jeans we still want to wear this winter!

Mango Spinach Green Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

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Mango Spinach Green Smoothie

Yield: 1 smoothie

Total Time: 3 minutes

Remember Popeye pouring a can of spinach into his mouth before he flexed his muscles? Well, I daresay, he would love this smoothie, and so will you. The thing is, you really don't taste the spinach! Sweet mango takes over for this frosty tropical green smoothie that is so good for you.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup vanilla almond or soy milk
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

Directions:

Place the the almond/soy milk, spinach, banana and mango in a blender in this order. Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

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by Liren Baker on November 3, 2013

23 Responses to “Simple Sundays | Mango Spinach Green Smoothie”

  1. angela@spinachtiger November 3, 2013 @ 6:58 am (#
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    I am a fan and I almost always add mango to my spinach smoothie. Makes it so much creamier.

    • Liren replied: — November 3rd, 2013 @ 9:28 am

      I figured you would be a fan, Angela ;) Yes, between the mango and the banana, it’s super creamy!

  2. Aggie November 3, 2013 @ 4:40 pm (#
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    Gosh, I could have written this post myself! Down to the last minute candy run & buying WAY too much lol.

    I’m craving clean green smoothies lately, I love having frozen mango around, trying this next time!

  3. Monet November 4, 2013 @ 7:59 pm (#
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    What a beautiful green smoothie. A great way to start November! We didn’t end up buying any Halloween candy this year (we had plans to be away from our house) and I think it was a blessing! No temptation for us! Thank you for sharing this beautiful smoothie. Looks too good!

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 4, 2013 @ 8:11 pm (#
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    Your smoothie looks wonderfully creamy, the perfect way to start the day. You know I’m a huge fan of the mango!

  5. Raquel November 5, 2013 @ 12:19 pm (#
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    This sounds amazing, I have everything on hand except for the mango. I see a quick store trip out in my future.

  6. Ally @ Om Nom Ally November 9, 2013 @ 7:45 pm (#
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    Mango and spinach are always a match made in heaven when it comes to smoothies and yours looks refreshing and delicious. I love how simple and yummy this looks!

  7. Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures November 12, 2013 @ 9:21 am (#
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    Mmmm – love me a big green smoothie! I usually stick to bananas and apples for the fruit but love how you added pineapple to this one…

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  12. Michelle May 20, 2014 @ 8:40 am (#
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    Simple and sweet!  This is delicious!  Thank you for posting!

  13. Ana July 3, 2014 @ 5:06 pm (#
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    Thanks for the recipe. Followed it exactly, and I wish I had doubled it. So luscious and heavenly! : – )

    • Liren Baker replied: — July 5th, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

      You’re so very welcome, Ana! I’m so glad you enjoyed it – it’s still the smoothie I crave after my work out each day! Thank you for coming back to let me know :)

  14. sheryl July 22, 2014 @ 8:55 am (#
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    I made this smoothie this morning taste great but I will use only half banana next time I taste more banana than mango I also added flaxseed and protein powder.

  15. Stephanie August 5, 2014 @ 10:23 am (#
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    Hi! I’m totally new to smoothie-making. I have regular dairy milk in the freezer; I can substitute that for the almond or soy milk, yes?

    • Liren Baker replied: — August 7th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

      Hi Stephanie – yes, regular milk works! You mention it’s in the freezer – I would recommend thawing it out first, though.

  16. Beth August 22, 2014 @ 6:14 pm (#
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    I just made my first ever green smoothie, based on this recipe but with added cinnamon and chia…. YUM!!! I think it will become a new staple in my diet!

  17. viinamarii3 September 29, 2014 @ 7:12 pm (#
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    I dont like the taste of almond milk or soy milk, is there another substitution i can use, or if i decide to take that part out, would it still taste goood?

    • Liren Baker replied: — September 29th, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

      If regular skim milk works for you, then you might want to try that, but if you want to avoid milk altogether, then you could try apple juice or coconut water. The result will be less creamy but it will still be tasty. If you are looking for a creamy texture, perhaps a light yogurt might work for you. I hope that helps!

  18. Kendra October 6, 2014 @ 7:04 pm (#
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    Can I take out the banana ?

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