If you do nothing else today, try this delicious 4 ingredient frozen Mango Spinach Smoothie. Healthy, satisfying and so easy to make, getting your greens has never been so easy. It's also naturally vegan and dairy free with no added sugars.
Why You Should Try This Dairy Free Mango Spinach Smoothie
- This healthy smoothie recipe is such a great way of getting extra fruit and veg into your diet! Especially those dark leafy greens which we all need more of throughout the year.
- If you're new to green smoothies give this a whirl. The sweet mango and banana coupled with the mild spinach means all you taste is delicious fresh fruit!
- It's so convenient and a great option when you have frozen fruit.
- You can also portion and re-freeze this smoothie once it's made and pull it out whenever you need a healthy breakfast.
- This drink might just convert your kids to the green side. Mine love the healthy ingredients and they wouldn't usually touch spinach.
Does Spinach Taste Good in a Smoothie?
Like lots of healthy habits, it might take some getting used to. But with the naturally sweet and tropical combination of mango, banana and coconut water you can barely taste the spinach anyway! All 3 of my kids honestly can't get enough of this smoothie, which is packed full of Vitamin C.
How to Make a Healthy Green Smoothie
Printable recipe card with full measurements is below.
This couldn't be easier. Just add coconut water to a blender with mango chunks, banana and spinach.
Blend on high for a minute or two until smooth and creamy. Then pour into a glass and serve immediately.
Tips For Making the Best Spinach Mango Smoothie
- Make sure you add the ingredients in the order suggested in the recipe. The best way to blend is to put the liquid in first to help the blades turn around.
- The easiest way to clean your blender after making a smoothie is to fill it with warm water and a drop of soap. Put the lid on and blend again for a few seconds and the blades will force the soapy water into every crack and crevice. Rinse and air dry.
- Don't forget you can eat a smoothie at any time of the day. We love to create a smoothie bowl for lunch and add all our favorite toppings.
Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Fruit in a Green Smoothie?
- It's fine to use fresh or frozen fruit.
- Frozen fruit is no less nutritious than fresh.
- Frozen fruit also gives a nice smooth texture. Plus it's just really convenient and less expensive than constantly using fresh fruit.
- You could also add some ice cubes if you are using fresh fruit - test it out to see what ratio of fruit to ice you like.
- Did you know you can cut up ripe bananas and store them in the freezer ready for making smoothies? It's a great way to reduce waste.
Can I Use Frozen Spinach in a Mango Spinach Smoothie?
You can use both fresh or frozen spinach in green smoothies. If you have it, raw spinach (or baby spinach) brings a lovely brightness of color. But for convenience, frozen spinach works well too. Remember you will probably need to use less frozen spinach since it's more compact than fresh. A ratio of one cup of frozen spinach to 2 cups fresh is a good place to start.
How Thin or Thick Should the Perfect Smoothie Be?
There is no right or wrong answer here. Some people prefer a smoothie so thick you have to eat it with a spoon. Others prefer something thinner to be sipped through a straw.
The beauty of a green smoothie is that you can play around with ratios until you find a drink that's perfect for you. Just slowly add more liquid if you want a thinner consistency.
Do you need to use a High-Speed Blender to make smoothies?
A high speed blender is a great choice if you're making a smoothie that is packed with frozen fruit or ice. A lower speed blender is fine if there is more liquid and fresh fruit.
Can You Freeze Mango Spinach Smoothie Once It's Made?
You absolutely can freeze leftover smoothie once it's made for up to a month. If you freeze it in portions in freezer safe cups or Tupperware you can take one out whenever you need a quick breakfast.
Either thaw before serving or alternatively you can microwave for a few seconds, stir and serve straight away.
Other Green Smoothie Variations
- If you don't have mango other tropical fruit works nicely - pineapple or melon is also delicious.
- Think about the green color here - a green smoothie can start to look brown and less appetizing if you add berries, so it might be better to leave those for another day.
- If you want a fruit smoothie which is higher in protein to keep you fuller for longer, feel free to add a scoop of protein powder.
- You can also add flax seed, chia seeds or hemp seeds for extra nutrition.
- To add more healthy fats, you can also add a tablespoon of coconut oil or some coconut milk.
- Fresh or frozen chunks of avocado work well too. And give an even more creamy texture.
- In place of coconut water you could add nut milk, oat milk, soy milk or unsweetened almond milk.
- You could also add fruit juices and some fresh ginger for a spicy kick.
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More Easy Breakfast Ideas
Mango Spinach Smoothie
- 2 cups Coconut Water
- 2 Bananas
- 2 cups Frozen Mango - cut into chunks
- 2 cups Baby Spinach
- Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order they appear in the ingredient list.
- Blend on full power for a minute or two until smooth and creamy, stopping and pushing the fruit around with a wooden spoon if necessary to help the mixture come together.
- Pour into glasses.
- Serve immediately.
This recipe has been shared with the #CookBlogShare community hosted this week by Midge at The Peachicks Bakery