Mango Banana Green Smoothie -
The Perfect Balance of Sweet & Green

We all know that bananas are great smoothie thickeners, but mangos are as well. So when you combine the two into a mango banana green smoothie you just know it's going to be thick and creamy. Add in some greens and you have a green thickie.

These smoothies deliver on all levels:  taste, texture and nutrition.

We’ve already covered texture so let’s talk about taste. Mangoes have a naturally sweet taste, as do bananas provided they aren’t green. So you can simply stick with these two fruits or you can add other fruits as well.  To keep it strictly tropical go with coconut or pineapple.

Nutrition-wise these smoothies really deliver. Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, as well as containing vitamins A, K C and E.  Mangos contain phenols, chemical compounds with powerful antioxidant properties.  They are also rich in iron and vitamins C and A.  Spinach is also extremely rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins A, C and E.

Combine all these benefits and what you have is a green vitamin drink.

 

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Mango Banana Green Smoothie

mango banana green smoothie with fresh mango

Ingredients

1 c greens
1 banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 c almond milk
3 Medjool dates

How to Make

Chop the medjool dates in half and remove the pits.  Take a cup of greens (I used baby spinach leaves) and place in the bottom of a blender.  Add a chopped banana, chopped mango and almond milk and blend until smooth.   Add the medjool dates and continue blending until your smoothie is nice and creamy.  

Makes 2 glasses


Coconut Lime Breezer

Banana mango green smoothie with coconut and lime

This smoothie will have you dreaming of tropical beaches and palm trees.

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 handful baby spinach leaves
1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 teaspoon lime juice
Pinch of ground cardamom

How to Make

Place the banana, mango, spinach leaves, coconut milk, lime juice and cardamom into your blender. Process until you have the desired consistency.  Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy.


Note: 

If you are not using all frozen fruit, then you may need less coconut milk.


Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients

½ c frozen mango pieces
½ c pineapple pieces
1 c baby spinach leaves
½ c pineapple juice
1 banana

How to Make

Place the frozen mango, spinach leaves and pineapple juice into the jug of a blender and blend first to break down the greens.  Add the remaining ingredients and continue blending until your smoothie is thick and creamy.

Makes 2 glasses.



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