My recipe for my green mango smoothie is fresh, sweet, and packed full of goodness. The ideal wake-up in the morning is a glass of this refreshing smoothie, and it’s also the perfect antidote for winter colds.
The punchy green color is from a bunch of incredibly nutritious kale, yet don’t let the color deceive you – its flavor is bright and tangy from the lime and fresh ginger.
And if you’re looking for a great blender to use, check out Nicole’s simple guide on the best blenders for pureeing food!
It’s at this time of the year when we all begin to feel a little bit under the weather. We catch colds, nurse headaches, and generally need a bit more TLC. This can usually be achieved with tea, thick blankets, warm socks, and a hot water bottle. I can also recommend my favorite healthy green mango smoothie, which is full of fruit and zingy fresh flavor, enabling you to feel refreshed and to put some spring back in your step!
If you need a boost of energy in the morning, then read on to find out how to make my fresh and zingy green mango smoothie!
The color of my green mango smoothie cannot be ignored! It’s a deep beautiful green, and the color looks healthy. I know that this is not everyone’s cup of tea – green foods can cause suspicion for some people, just ask someone who doesn’t like broccoli – so, you may be looking at this smoothie and thinking how can it taste that good?
Believe me, it’s delicious!
When mango is ripe, it has a beautiful fragrant sweetness, so juicy and it’s almost creamy. It complements fresh, bright, and zingy flavors such as citrus and fiery ginger. Plus, there is the tangy yet sweet addition of kiwi which lightens the flavor even further. With this full fruity base, we add kale to enrich the color and to boost our vitamins.
With all of these healthy ingredients, you’ll be fired up to face the day!
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED FOR MY HEALTHY GREEN MANGO SMOOTHIE?
My green mango smoothie only requires a few ingredients:
Ripe mango: You can use either fresh or frozen mango. I love keeping fruit in my freezer for whenever I’d like a smoothie, especially during winter when ingredients are out of season. Make sure it is ripe for that delicious sweetness.
Kiwi: Again you can use either fresh or frozen kiwi, and kiwi freezes well which is useful for whenever you would like a smoothie. Kiwis are great as digestion aids as they are full of fiber. Plus it is packed with vitamin C to boost your immune system against colds and the flu.
Lime juice: For a refreshing zing and extra vitamin C.
Fresh ginger: Ginger is one of my favorite ingredients to keep in the kitchen as it can be included in so many different recipes to add spicy heat. It’s particularly delicious in smoothies, balancing the fruity sweetness. Its health benefits are unbelievable including its helping hand with indigestion and weight loss!
Kale: As soon as you mention kale, you know your smoothie will be healthy! These curly, frizzy leaves are definitely unglamorous however they are cheap and incredibly nutritious as kale is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MY GREEN MANGO SMOOTHIE?
My green mango smoothie is so tasty and easy to drink, it’s possible to forget how incredible the health benefits are! But healthy for you it is, and it’s a great start to the day or as a mid-morning pick-me-up. I always find I start to flag in the afternoon, so this smoothie is the perfect boost for my energy!
How else can it benefit your health?
Helps to protect you from colds: Mango, kiwi, lime, and kale add a ton of vitamin C to the smoothie which we all need in our diets to keep colds and the flu at bay.
Helps weight loss: Kale is a superfood. It is low in calories yet filling, and this kind of food is great for a weight loss diet. Mangos and kiwis are exactly the same, and there are studies about ginger and its weight loss benefits. So this green mango smoothie is perfect if you want to lose weight.
Promotes a healthy gut and digestion: Kiwis and mangos are full of fiber, plus kiwis contain prebiotic qualities, keeping your gut healthy.
So, if you need a wake-up for Monday morning, or if you feel yourself coming down with a cold, try my healthy green mango smoothie recipe. You’ll find yourself refreshed and energized, ready to tackle the day ahead!
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GREEN MANGO SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup Mango cubes fresh or frozen
- 1 large Carrot
- 2 Apple
- 1 ½ cups Orange Juice (fresh made orange juice)
- ½ Lime juice
- 1 banana
- 1 cup Kiwi cubes frozen
- 2 cups Spinach
- 1 cup Water (additional as needed for consistency)
- Peel and cube the mango and kiwi (if using fresh). Freeze the cubes for a colder smoothie. If you're using fresh mango and kiwi, peel and cube them. You can freeze these cubes beforehand for a cooler smoothie.
- Then Peel (optional) and chop the carrot and apples into smaller pieces for easier blending.
- In your blender, combine the mango cubes, chopped carrot, apples, orange juice, lime juice, kiwi cubes, and spinach leaves. Add 1 cup of water or substitute with ice for a chillier drink.
- Blend everything at high speed until the mixture becomes smooth, which should take about 1-2 minutes. If your smoothie is too thick, add more water or orange juice gradually until you achieve your preferred consistency.
- Taste the smoothie and adjust the flavor if needed, perhaps with a bit more lime juice for tartness or orange juice for sweetness.
- Pour the smoothie into chilled glasses and, if you like, garnish with a slice of lime, kiwi, or a sprig of mint.