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Get some leafy greens into your diet with this mango orange spinach smoothie! It is vegan thanks to plant-based milk, and it’s tasty and refreshing.
Getting greens into your diet can be difficult, especially if you aren’t much of a salad fan. But with this smoothie, you can add some spinach into your day without even tasting it!
*Scroll down to the recipe box for quantities.
Here is what you will need for this mango spinach smoothie:
Frozen mango: Purchasing pre-chopped frozen mango will be easiest. Frozen mango will make this smoothie thicker and smooth.
Frozen banana: Frozen banana is essential to help create that thick, creamy texture!
Baby spinach: It is full of nutrients and you won’t even taste it in this smoothie!
Chia seeds: For some healthy fats and plant-based protein.
Almond milk or oat milk: To blend your smoothie. You could also try a different type of milk.
Orange juice: This will add a citrusy flavor that blends perfectly with the mango and spinach.
How to make
Start by freezing your banana if you haven’t already. It will be easiest to peel and chop your banana before freezing.
You will also need frozen mango pieces. I buy pre-chopped and frozen mango from the grocery store, but you could freeze your own as well. Just peel your mango, chop it into pieces, and freeze.
Once everything is ready, simply add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
If you don’t have a very powerful blender, I recommend slicing your banana before placing it in the blender. Even if your banana is already frozen, it is fairly easy to slice a frozen banana with a sharp knife. Slicing before blending will make the blending process easier. This won’t be necessary with a powerful blender like a Vitamix.
Don’t pack the spinach too tightly when measuring one cup. If you pack your spinach tightly in your measuring cup, the taste might be noticeable in the smoothie. If this happens and it bothers you, add a bit more orange juice to try to cover the taste.
Blend thoroughly to make sure all of the spinach is fully blended. If you don’t have a powerful blender, you may be left with some pieces of spinach, which isn’t very appetizing. Make sure you blend for longer if you notice this in your blender.
Adjustments and substitutions
Instead of chia seeds, you can use a tablespoon of hemp seeds, or simply omit them. They provide added nutrition, but are not necessary to achieve the desired taste and texture of this smoothie.
I recommend oat milk or almond milk for this recipe. You can try a different milk of choice, but try not to use something with a strong flavor unless you really love that flavor. Oat milk and almond milk are fairly neutral and don’t change the flavor of this smoothie.
More green smoothies
- 1 cup frozen mango pieces
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup almond or oat milk
- ¼ cup orange juice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Add a bit more milk if needed to get things blended.
Blend very thoroughly to ensure that you aren’t left with any unblended pieces of spinach.